Updated: Sep 4, 2019
Change is in the air, you can feel Summer slipping away and turning to Fall and many are heading back to school and starting a new daily routine. These changes can be hard on both people and pigs alike. Check out these tips to get back to basics and help your pig adapt to new routines.
KEEP THEIR ROUTINE INTACT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
Pigs are creatures of habit and routine. Stick with the same feeding schedule, walks and/or outside time as much a possible. Be patient when changing their daily routine, as it may take time for them to adapt to the new schedule.
WHEN YOU’RE GONE FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME
For indoor pigs, play some music or put the tv on low. The sound will keep them company and help them not feel alone or anxious. Provide plenty of activities (for both inside or outside pigs) to keep them busy with different levels that will sustain their engagement and attention. Make sure you provide enough water to get them through the time you're not home.
SPEND 10-15MINS A DAY TRAINING/ TRICKS
Go over things they already know or try teaching them something new. Training and tricks will help keep their behavior in check and reduce pig fits.
GIVE EXTRA LOVE & SPEND TIME WITH YOUR PIG
Lay or sit with you pig and give tummy scratches, hoof massages, just snuggle or
play with them. They will love the extra attention!
TRY ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
Snoot Art is an awesome bonding activity that engages both you and your pig. Plus you'll get a one of a kind piece of art that your piggy created. Get your Snoot Art kit here: http://bit.ly/PigPaintKit