Please be advised that this diet may not be suitable for all pigs and I am not a vet or licensed nutritionist.
Disclaimer: Please contact your vet before starting or changing your pigs diet.
This diet is based on the portions I currently feed my girls for their size and lifestyle. Portions will also vary depending how much grazing and snacks they are getting in between meals.
I’ve been feeding pellet free for about 15 months. I made the change for several reasons:
My pigs are 19 months old and weigh approximately 65lbs. They spend their mornings and evenings outside in sunny Miami Florida, rooting, sunbathing, swimming and getting into mischief. Although my pigs root, it’s rare they graze. They don’t get snacks during the middle of the day due to our family’s busy schedules.
You will also notice that you can provide bigger portions of wholesome foods while actually satisfying their hunger. My girls are much happier pigs and their urine literally doesn’t smell anymore.
Breakfast consists of the following for MY pigs based on their weight and habits (I double the below since I prepare for 2 pigs):
Their dinner diet consists mostly of dark green leafy greens and nuts. The variety you can add is endless.
My pigs like Romaine and Spinach. They hate Kale, Collard Greens, Celery, Green Beans, Mushrooms and Asparagus unless it’s cooked!
Keep in mind that my girls weigh about 65 lbs. Please adjust portions to the size of your pig. I like to mix things up and always start with a green leafy vegetable base (Romaine & Spinach) and then choose 1-2 of the items listed below that.
The list can be endless… Please feel free to add your own low sugar and low starch vegetables.
Reprinted with permission. ©Victoria Ann Sullivan, Just Mini Pigs FB Group
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