Pig Feeding Advice
The bulk of a mini pig's diet should be made up of mini pig food. Mazuri makes a brand of mini pig food that can be found at most Tractor Supply Company stores. And you can also order food through online retailers like Ross Mills. It is important that you do not feed your pig table scraps or just a random assortment of food. This can lead to undernourishment or to an obese pig. And you want to limit snacks to healthy low calorie treats in limited quantities. As many sites will point out, it is very easy for pigs to gain weight and very hard for them to lose it. So, measure out the food you give your pig after determining the right amount. Mazuri's webpage gives a chart for determining how much food to feed your pig based on their weight and age. And then you can add or subtract based on your pig's activity level. Our piglet Millie is very active and constantly on the go. So, she eats almost the same amount as our 1 year old pig Charlotte who weighs 15 pounds more but is less active. And any piglet under 8 weeks of age should only be drinking their mother's milk.
And never feed your pig animal products. This is not healthy for your pig and can be downright dangerous. Meat contains many zoonotic diseases that lead to early death for your pig. Your adopted pig is a member of your family and you are responsible for giving them a quality life. Sticking to the mini pig food and healthy snacks will ensure that they have the best chance of a long and happy life. Remember, when people talk about how 'pigs will eat anything', they are talking about pigs on farms where the pigs are not going to live more than 6 months. So, the factor of how unhealthy the food is for pigs is not taken into account.
For a list of foods and plants toxic to pigs, visit: Mini Pig Info