Below are some examples of Indoor Sleeping Areas for potbellied pigs.
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This is Chops sleeping away in HIS box. He is very content in it and it keeps him from peeing on the floor, which he will do when he has run of the room. The bottom board (the one his head is against) slides out. It is held in place with a pin that is easily removed.
Chops in his sleeping box.
This is not a sleeping box per se, but my pigs' sleeping area. There are walls on 2 sides and a book case on the third. If needed we could put a gate or panel across the front.
Angel does not have box either, but her tent is HER area. Sometimes we must improvise to give our pigs an area that they can call their own.
The information presented within our information and resources section has been collected from what we consider experts and various reputable persons including vets, sanctuary owners, and private pig owners among others. Information shown is the latest available. Although we have had pet pigs for 20 years and consider ourselves quite knowledgeable, we are by no means veterinarians. Any health related information presented below should be checked out with your personal veterinarian.
ALL pet pigs should be spayed or neutered before sold. They should be at least 6-8 weeks of age and weaned from mom.
PLEASE do your homework before getting a pig for a pet. Make sure that you are zoned for pigs as pets. Is there a vet in your area that will see mini pigs?
Please make sure that you're ready to commit to this pet for the next 12-15 plus years. The truth is that the potbellied pig is only a good pet for those who take commitment and responsible pet ownership very seriously.
"Potbelly pigs are not products you just throw away when you get bored or become overwhelmed. They are intelligent, caring creatures who depend on you for their survival.
PLEASE: Do your homework BEFORE getting one. Don't be stubborn or worse, ignorant. Know the facts before you get into unexpected problems."Richard Slayton
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is your best resource for any poison-related emergency, 24/7, 365. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call 888.426.4435. A $65 per case fee may apply.