It is a rewarding experience to own a teacup pig. There are certain responsibilities to look for the welfare of the pigs. You need to know the pig welfare standards and guidelines before making your decision to own a pig.
The basic needs of pigs are:
Transportation of pigs
Pigs are very witty and inquisitive animals which could be handled quietly without experiencing any shock. It is unacceptable to beat or continuously prod them. There are some points to be remembered while transporting the pigs from one state to the other:
Caring for a pig in the new environment
You can’t really predict the behavior of a pig in the new environment. You have to be very soft and loving for the pig to investigate their surroundings. Keep an eye on them for 24-48 hours after the transportation. There should be clean bedding ready for them to rest on when they reach home. Pigs can’t bear too much heat or cold environment. Temperature near 25 degrees Centigrade is the most adequate for the body of a pig. Even in the warm temperature, they should be given a thin sheet to cover their body or fulfill their desire for rooting. A bowl of water near their sleeping area would keep them hydrated and they would feel fresh and cool to stay near the area. Water availability is important in every weather. The food given to pigs should be hygienic and nutritious. Take them to a veterinary doctor as soon as they reach you to get an assessment of their health and other factors.
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