5 week old micro tea cup piglet!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Katzen, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Katzen

    Katzen New Egg

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    I received a micro tea cup piglet from a friend. She is only 5 weeks old. They have her drinking whole milk and eating puppy chow! I am trying to figure out what i should do to get her eating right. Also how to properly take care of her. Please any advise is needed! Thank you so much
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Katzen, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! I don't know much about the mini variety of pigs - more knowledgeable about the big ones. I'd suggest posting in this link for some advice:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-livestock
    Best wishes and thanks for joining us!
     
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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Katzen [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope the folks on the Other Livestock Forum are able to help you out.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. There's quite a few folks who keep pigs, so I'm sure you will get some assistance.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They only thing I know about micro teacup piglets, is they grow a lot bigger than that.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Goat's milk or infant formula is better for them than cow's milk, mixed with infant cereal. And should be getting soaked, pelleted pig chow. Not dog food. And gradually, the amount of chow should increase and the amount of milk should decrease. All the research that I've looked into about raising pigs says that by 6 weeks, piglets should be off milk completely.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    LOL right! They are just normal sized pot-belly pigs. There is nothing special about them, but somebody figured out that they could market them as the next greatest pet if they started using words like 'micro' and 'teacup'.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    It would be fun to see a photo of your little pig if you'd care to share!
     

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