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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we are asked most often!

Looking after your pig

To help you keep your pig happy and healthy we have produced this frequently asked questions sheet. If you should have any further questions, do not hesitate to give us a call or send us an e-mail.

Where should my pig be kept?
Your pig should be kept in a shady field or small area of woodland or scrub with access to dry shelter. The area should be moved around to rest each area periodically. The area should have secure fencing (a strand of electric fencing is best run around the inside of a stock netting fence). Ideally, a wallow for warm weather would also be provided. The shelter needs to give protection from extreme temperatures, the wind and rain. It should contain a thick layer of clean straw, which needs to be changed regularly and the whole area disinfected. Pigs are very clean animals however, and will not foul their beds.
What should I feed my pig on?
Feed your pig on the specially prepared pellets available from any feed store, twice a day in small quantities. Treats of fresh fruit and vegetables or stale bread will be very popular. Clean, fresh water must always be available. Your pig will quickly become trained to come running at the sound of the feed bucket. Beware of over feeding your pig as they become fat very easily.
What other facts should I bear in mind when keeping my pig?
Pigs naturally live in large groups, so will need a companion. Two castrated males are good together. Pigs are sociable animals, so even if they have a companion, they will welcome a daily visit. Worming will be required every four to six months.
How long will my pig live?
Assuming they are well looked after, pigs will live 12 years or more and will reward you with years of fun.