Training Potbelly to go in the box

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by jackhorn01, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. jackhorn01

    jackhorn01 Chirping

    Aug 10, 2012
    Logansport, Louisiana
    I'm trying unsuccessfully so far lol, to train my new mini potbelly pig to use the box. I had shavings in it at first. Bad idea lol. Big mess. I have newspaper in it now, and as we speak, she is taking it out and tearing it to shreds having a ball lol. Should I use just a plain box with nothing in it at all? What has worked for any of you guys? Also, I know they don't take physical punishment, I have been setting her in the box when I catch her in the act of going but haven't had the blessed event of her using it for the first time yet. Any tips?
  2. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    Take her feces and put it in the box,
    They tend to use the same area so place the box over the area she is using and make sure to clean up all areas she is using so she doesn't smell the scent. Block them off or put something over them to block her. I use pine shavings but I have heard many use puppy pads they are less messy. Good luck.

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