Bathing- Can I bath my mini pig? Pigs are very clean animals and do not have a foul smell. If your pig requires a bath use baby wash. Pigs do not produce their own oil, so their skin dries out quickly. You can use baby oil, baby lotion or coconut oil. Ifpossible to not bath your pig for a least a couple weeks, this can reverse the bonding experience as many pigs do not enjoy bath time.
Potty training- Where does a mini pig go to the bathroom? While training the indoor pig to use the litter box, keep him/her confined to a small area of your home. Do not give the pig free run of the house while training. They should be placed in a semi private area that is not too far away from the pigs main digs, but not too close, either. During training, do not over clean the litter box. Leave at least one "pigberry" in the box. The scent of it stimulates him to go, and tells him that this is the proper place. Do not give your pig free run of the house until he/she is at least six months old. Young pigs are prone to accidents. Keep that in mind and don't get mad or hit your pig because they had an accident! It is up to you to teach your pig where to go. NOTE: Very young pigs aged 6 months or less, have not yet developed complete control over the muscles that control their bodily functions. So, if your pig has an accident at this young age, do not blame him too much. As long as he makes the effort to get to the potty. Walk him/her over to the box every 2 hours. Take them outside at the same time every day, or when training to use a litter box, take them over to the box every 2 hours to "remind" them. Put your pig on a schedule; potty first thing in the morning, after breakfast, (every couple of hours through out the day if you are lucky enough to be home), when you get home, after dinner and again before bed time. If your piglet is having too many accidents or not using the litter box at all you MUST start from the beginning and confining your pig to a small space. 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