Pot belly pig.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by neenerbutt92, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I have a pot belly pig....I'm sure someone on here has some and breeds them. Anyway, I believe she is pregnant, can a breeder on here tell me how I can tell for sure that she is pregnant? I would appreciate that sooo much!

    Thank you!
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    there are a few that have PBP... redhen has them
     
  3. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol i guess its hard to tell with the whole potbelly but if u wanna know (i dont own pigs so i may sound idiotic) is to ask a vet if they can do a ultra sound im gonna be laughed at for saying that lol
     
  4. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm not worried about it enough to have to pay for an ultrasound, just wanted to know if I should make her a place to keep her and they babies warm.
     
  5. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture I just took of 'Tilly' the more I look at it the more I'm thinking she deff is pregnant!
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is spotted! Very cute! I just bought a spotted male piglet at an exotic sale. One of my pots had a litter 3 days ago. What I noticed with her is that her sides stuck out.
    Pig gestation is 3 months 3 weeks and 3 days. You might want to clean out a pen and put some straw in it. She will build a nest with the straw.
     
  7. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'm going to clean her cage tomorrow. Does she look at all pregnant to you? Also, do the piglets need any shots or anything after birth, and should I put a heat lamp on them (it's starting to get in the low 60 almost 50 at night).
     
  8. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:has she been bred to a male or did you just buy and don,t know? if pregnant her belly will continue to get larger...you can also listen to uterus with stethoscope and hear heart beats, can palpate her abdomen to feel for piglets.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Hi! I do have PBP's... but i dont know anything about them being pregnant...
    Sorry.. wish i could help you out! I;d suggest a trip to the vet to be safe...
    if not the vet.. then get a safe pen ready for her just in case...
    And yes.. i'd have a heat light set up in the pen..just in case... because piglets cant control their body heat for a couple of weeks after they are born... I'd also get some milk supplement just in case something goes wrong and mom dosent feed the babies...

    Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
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  10. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickbird--I have males 2 to be exact and one female. I have no clue though when she was with them (the males break out of the cage ALOT! [​IMG] ) Oh, her belly has gotten a lot bigger I do believe in just the last few days I think (I could be over-reacting because I am sooo excitedd!). Also her bottom is swollen, I know they swell when they are in heat but her belly has gotten bigger too. I will deff try the stethoscope tomorrow! Very good idea!!! I didn't think of that, but I should deff be able to hear them.

    Redhen--I fixed the cage after my males got into her cage and her and the babies will be good and safe in the barn where she is, it just needs cleaned out with some fresh hay.

    Thank you!
     

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