They are a lot of things one has to consider when raising pigs in their own home. Sure they make great pets but they can give your lots of problems if you don’t manage them in a proper way. The nice thing about owning pigs is that they can be trained and are clean animals. But they do need some extra care.
When starting out in raising pigs you should make sure that you are allowed to do so by law. Different places and countries have their own laws when it comes to raising pigs.
The next step is to choose the type of pig breed you want to keep. Make sure you buy a healthy pig that is free from any illnesses. One way to be sure you are buying a healthy breed is to ask around from other farmers on where they buy their pigs and who is a reliable breeder.
Your pigs also need a lot of nutrients to stay healthy. This means that you have to feed them the right food. The food should mostly contain grains like corn, wheat and barley. Their diet should also consists of vitamins and other supplements. Getting the right vitamins in their diet will help them have a strong immune system. If their immune system is strong they will be able to fight off diseases. You also should give them a lot of clean water on daily bases.
Love, love, love. Once you have gotten your pigs you should make sure that you show them love. By loving them you will be giving them a lot of attention which they love. Its also a wise decision to get more then one pig so they can give each other company and not get lonely. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to once in a while provide them with some mud so they can play and enjoy themselves.