Raising baby pigs is difficult, but once you have
passed the stage when the animals are susceptible to death,
it will become easier and there will be more chances that
you will succeed in the venture. To begin with, you have to
act as a mother to the animals. You have to provide for all
the things that are needed in raising baby pigs.
These are some useful hints on what to do and what to
remember in raising baby pigs.
1. For the animals to survive, you have to keep them warm
because as babies, they still cannot produce their own body
heat. You have to keep them where there the temperature is
at around 90 degrees. It will help if you are going to use a
heat lamp and there are also heating pads that can be
availed for this purpose. If you want to keep the animals on
pet carriers, make sure that the sides of the material are
draped with blankets. The animals also need the warmth and
comfort from the blankets that you can give them to cuddle
or play with.
2. In raising baby pigs, it is essential that you give them
milk, like what is done to a human baby. With the absence of
their mother, you can opt to give them goat’s milk or as an
alternative to this best option, you can also let them drink
sow milk. You have to warm up the milk before giving it to
the animals. You have to feed the baby pigs quite often as
they would tend not to consume too much milk at each
feeding. You will notice that after a week, the baby pig
will stop feeding at nighttime. In performing this task, you
have to make sure that all the materials that you are using,
specifically for feeding, are clean.
3. While you are still rearing the baby animals, you have to
prepare the shelter that you will use once they are ready to
be let out. The shelter must be big enough to accommodate
the pigs not only while they were young, but also in the
future as these animals get bigger. You have to make sure
that the area is big enough for them to move about. You have
to allocate space where they can puddle. You have to put a
trough for feeding and a trough for drinking. Water is quite
important to these animals, so make sure that the area will
have a sufficient supply of clean water all the time when
you are already raising the animals.
4. The pig pen must always be clean. These animals do not
typically dispose off at areas where they sleep. It will
affect their health if their pens won’t be kept tidy all the
time. If you cannot do the task on your own, you have to get
someone to manage this for you.
Raising baby pigs can only be a hobby in the beginning, but
this can also become a good business in the future for as
long as you do things right to raise healthy and well-bred