Teacup Pig’s Food and Nutrition

Teacup pigs are the small-sized pigs, which are also domestic pigs. Teacup pigs are sometimes known as pocket pigs & micro pigs. Teacup pigs are usually smaller in size as compared to other pigs. They have perked-back ears, chubby figure, rounded head, short neck and legs, and also have a tail of thick hair. Teacup pigs are generally kept as pets. These are the most popular pets of America. The diet for teacup pigs should be nutritive. The owner of the teacup pig should have lots of education about good diet and the maintenance of a teacup pig body and weight. These pigs should not be given human food because it contains fat and sodium and usually, these teacup pigs are sensitive to these things. Teacup pigs should be vegetarian food full of fruits and green vegetables.

Teacup pigs should be given a place in the outside area, in which they feel safe and happy. Pigs are opportunistic scavengers in their natural habitat, in that they spend most of their days in the search of food. When teacup pigs are hungry or frustrated, they can do a lot of damage in the surroundings. They show their aggressive behavior to the humans when there is a lack of mental stimulation, usually, they bite to show their aggressive behavior.

These pigs are given pellets that are made with protein with little fat, that are only made for teacup pigs. To make you’re your teacup healthy the key is to limit their snacks and establish their feeding routine. These miniature pigs should exercise to main their health.  These pigs should be given breakfast and dinner that consists of green vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, green beans etc. Their diet should also consist of corns, bell peppers, peeled zucchini and many other food items containing proteins. These miniature pigs are omnivores.

These pigs should be given a balanced and maintained diet, and their diet should be consistent.  Whole wheat and grains should be included in their diet as they play an important part in the diet. Food for teacup pigs can also be easily available in the markets which are particularly formulated for them, that consist of the right amount of fats, proteins, fiber, and other nutrients. Coconuts can also be added to their diet for healthy skin. Constantly keeping in mind that the pigs should be given plenty of cool water especially in summers and change the water if it gets dirty.

Foods that are given to cats and dogs are not recommended for miniature pigs as these foods contain the elements unsuitable for pig’s health. Overfeeding of teacup pigs is also dangerous as well as underfeeding, they should be a maintained diet.  To maintain their health and activity levels they require calories too. The hip bones or spine of a miniature should not be seen as they show that the pigs are not well nourished such that well nutritive diet is not given to them.  Underfeeding and overfeeding of miniature pigs can cause a lot of sufferings to them such as permanent damage to organs through which their lifespan gets short.