Getting a new pet is always exciting, getting a new piglet is even better, but piglets are not puppies and preparing your family, home and other pets will insure that your experience will be less stressful for you, the piglet and your family.
This is a partial list of things to have before your piglet comes home, by all means it’s not all inclusive:
The very basics:
Medical/health items to have on hand:
Items to keep on hand for basic home treatments are:
To make your piglets transition successful, it's important to remember they are not puppies - they usually need a 2-3 day transition time to realize they just left their “herd” and now they need to bond with their new family.
I definitely would wait to introduce pets and make sure it’s done slowly through the protective barrier.
To bond more quickly with your new pet, offer hand treats, sit next to him/her, swaddle them in a blanket and spend time holding them.
Reminder, never put down a squealing piglet.
Reprinted with permission. ©Anita Jacobson, Just Mini Pigs FB Group
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