Feeding Your Mini Pig Recommended Healthy Diet

Feeding Your Mini Pig

The diet you are feeding your mini pig is extremely important.  We do not recommend under feeding or overfeeding your mini pig.  Proper diet is directly related to the health and happiness of your pig.  An underfed pig will be unhealthy and an overfed pig will get obese.  Pigs are pigs and they would love to eat non stop all day long.  They can get vocal about their desires for food.  It is important to keep a strict feeding schedule that your pig can depend on.

The recommended feed for the mini pig is pot bellied pig pellets.  There are a couple of very popular brands, Mazuri and Manna Pro.  Sharp’s Mini Pig Food is an all natural food option.

Recommended feeding amounts from Mazuri and Manna Pro per weight per day.



When piglets get to around 8-12 weeks old they start acting really hungry.  That is a great time to introduce some vegetables and fruits when feeding your mini pig if you haven’t.  A salad of mixed lettuce and veggies is a great supplemental meal.  Fruits should be a treat or training tool.  Training at this age is a great way to start teaching manners that will be useful in years to come.

The best guide to your piglets weight gain or lack of is to look at their body.  You want your pig to have a healthy shape. You do not want your pig’s hips, ribs, or spine showing.  A nice lean body is a healthy body.  You do not want bulging belly or excessive fat.

The body conditioning chart below is a great guideline to determine if your pig is getting what it needs.  If your pig’s body is scoring below a 3 you need to add feed and above 3 you should cut back feed and supplement with healthy veggies.

More information on a healthy diet found here.

Information on what makes a good mini pig diet can be found on the American Mini Pig Association website by clicking here.



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