Before You Add a Mini Pig to The Family
Before you add a mini pig, it would be good to know what it is really like to own a mini pig. What you should know before you adopt, buy, or rescue a mini pig. Mini pigs are very popular pets. Unfortunately, most future pig owners don’t know exactly what they are getting into. It is likely you have never met anyone who owns one. There is a lot of information on the internet, some of which isn’t accurate. Our goal is always to keep mini pigs in their forever homes. The best way to do this is through honest education. What is it REALLY like to own a pet pig?
Who Should Take This Course
Anyone can participate in this course. Maybe you are considering adding a new pig to the family, but want to know what’s really involved in their care, size expectancy, where to find a mini pig, what to look for in a mini pig. Did you know that there are zoning laws that can forbid you to have a pig as a pet? Did you know that pigs are prone to getting overweight? How do you feed them? How do you house them?
A poll was taken of current mini pig owners. This course will touch on all the things that owners today, wish they had known before the took the leap into pig ownership. This course may scare you away from wanting a pig as a pet. That’s why the mini pig community want to give you all the nitty gritty. Better to change your mind now, than after you have a pig.
Keeping mini pigs from being rehomed. Owner education before adoption is key to saving a pig from a broken heart. Mini pigs are highly emotional. They bond deeply with their owners. When they face transitioning into a new home, they grieve. They cry and become depressed. They don’t eat. They can become aggressive. It’s challenging to find new homes when families do face the decision to find a new placement for their pig. To avoid the stress on families, the depression and heartache on the mini pigs, we will give you as much information as possible to make a forever commitment.
- Size expectations
- Teacup Pigs & Micro Pigs
- Is a Mini Pig the Right Pet for You?
- Zoning Requirements
- Pros & Cons of Owning a Pig
- Mini Pig Facts & Myths
- Requirements for Mini Pig Ownership
- What to Look for in a Breeder, Seller, or Rescue
- What to Look for in a Pig
- The Importance of Spay & Neuter
- The Truth About Dogs & Pigs
- Proper Diet
- Hoof Care
- Teeth & Tusk Care
- Housing Mini Pigs Indoors
- Housing Mini Pigs Outdoors
- Spoiled Pig Syndrome or the Terrible Two’s
- Coat Blowing-Do Pigs Shed?
When are the Classes
As you can see, there are many topics covered in this course. This is a self paced, online course. You can complete the classes in your own time. There are no scheduled classes. You can work as quickly or slowly as your like.
You will begin the online video training after you sign up. You have one year to complete the course, so there is no pressure. We do recommend that you start as soon as possible. It’s always best to start when you are motivated. Feel free to skip around in the lessons at your comfort.
If you are still interested in adding a pig to your family after taking this course, we recommend the New Pig Owner’s Course to help you get ready.
Please join the Mini Pig Training Academy Facebook group for support.
Join American Mini Pig Education group on Facebook to learn more about mini pigs.
- Lectures 22
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 52 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 137
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes