Our pigs come litter box potty trained to their playpen, however it is your job as his or her new owner to make sure he or she transitions well in the new home. Remember, never use cat ONLY USE a litter that is 100% pine based.
1. You can easily potty train your pig by following these simple steps. Confine your piglet to a playpen, small room or other small area in your home. Until it's older and completely potty trained, which is usually around six months, don't let it roam freely unless you are around and can pay attention to him/her.
2. Set up your pig's area with a bed, food and water bowls, and a litter box. You can get a step in dog litter box, or a basic black all purpose pans from Lowes in the cement section. Cut open a low step for the baby to get in and out easily. We use pine pellets that we get at tractor supply, but any pine based litter will work. REMEMBER.. do not use cat litter or cedar shavings as it is toxic to your piglet.
The litter box should be as far away from the bed and bowls as possible, as pigs are clean animals and don't like to do their business where they sleep and eat. When cleaning the littler box, do not remove everything. Leave a few droppings behind so the pig remembers that it's supposed to eliminate in the litter box.
3. Take your mini pig to the litter box every hour and remind it to "go potty." If you have a young piglet, take it to the litter box after meals and naps especially. But never wake your piglet up from a nap; always wait for it to be awake and alert.
4. Praise your mini pig every time it eliminates in the litter box. Never offer treats, as it takes the focus away from the pig's doing what comes naturally.
**If at anytime your piglet stops using the litter box, you must start all over to the beginning.
5. Take your pig outside and instruct it to "go potty" once it is fully litter trained. Most pigs have no problem transitioning from the litter box to outside, and when they no longer use the litter box you can remove it, or leave it inside... and they can go potty both places.
NEVER punish a pig for not going in the proper place (even yelling). Such behavior confuses the pig, and takes the focus away from what the pig will do NATURALLY, if we don't try to "train" them. If he makes a mistake, lead him to the PROPER place every 2 hours, whether he has to go, or not.