Potty Training Guide for Teacup Pets

Pets are the creatures of habits and you have to make sure that you train them properly with patience. Teacup pigs are very witty and whenever you talk to them about anything, it gets into their mind very quickly. Potty training is essential for every pet and if you have a teacup pet, it will be easy for you to train them for littering at right place.

Your pig should not be allowed to sprint carelessly anywhere as they are prone to get accidents with careless running. There should be appropriate space given to the dogs with fencing or pet kennels allotted to them. Litter training is usually completed for teacup pets within a week and some dogs only require 2 days to learn it. You need to teach your kids the right place to go whenever they feel like littering.

Potty Training Guide for Teacup Pets

Young pigs don’t get full fledge control over their potty training and get accidental littering at times. You can’t blame them as they are tiny pigs aged six to eight months and like human babies, get these issues. However, the reality is that human babies require more time for training than baby piggies. Some pigs have a habit of excreting at night because they get tired after playing for the whole day. Pigs require some time for themselves at night and if you have outdoor space, it is better to leave them outside for an hour.

In the beginning, you can take them over the litter box after every two-three hours. They will understand the feeling of excreting and they will be able to know the purpose of the box in their area. Don’t give them food to promote littering at a right place. This would spoil their habits and they will probably get troubles with their natural instinct of peeing and pooping.

First Time Bathing Teacup Piggy

Finally, if your little teacup pig is in your guardianship; you need to care for it like small babies. They need perfect care and you need to give them cozy environment. They can grow in a healthy way if they are carefully undertaken during their early phases of life.

First time bathing the teacup pig requires a lot of concern for the baby pig. You can keep your hand under his chest to give its body a right support and keeping them still to give bath. The new baby should not be kept alone in tub or sink till they become a little independent. Use pet shampoo or bathing gel and scrub it very calmly on the body. They will become very supple and you will have to take care that it doesn’t slip or fall down.

First Time Bathing Teacup Piggy

Bathing is not easy in the beginning and you can easily do it by giving concentration on the animal. You can think of them like soft cotton elements and put them inside the sink. Keep the towel ready to dry them after bath. Make sure that you use warm water for the newborns to give them bath. After bath, the baby pigs might feel sleepy and you can pamper the pig like a baby. You should take care that you remove water from the back of ears and genital parts to keep the whole body dry. Moisturize the baby pig with pet lotion to get a clean look.

There are different products available for pig bathing. Some people use oil massage for the baby pigs before giving a bath. It eliminates dryness over the skin and makes the animal away from skin dullness. You can use coconut oil or olive oil for the same purpose. Newborns don’t require bathing on daily basis and can be bathed once or twice a week for maintaining cleanliness.

Necessary Vaccinations for Teacup Pigs

Vaccinations are mandatory for every pet to keep away from any likely illnesses. There are various schedules to be followed on regular basis for all the vaccinations of teacup pigs. Teacup pig de-worming is essential to keep the pets active and healthy.

Pig De-worming Record is as follows:

Pig De-worming Record

Necessary Vaccinations for Teacup Pigs

The pig will require regular checkups for any kind of parasites and other health problems. These pigs can’t have flea attack on the body like dogs and cats. The veterinarian will give a vaccination card for your teacup pet and it will follow several instructions to be followed for the pet. The injection shots are given on the top of neck, muscular area of body or back of the leg for least pain to the animal.

The piglet will get injection shots according to the weight of their body. The right dosage is given and date is noted on the vaccine card. There are many de-wormers available for different kind of worms for adult teacup pigs. If you feel that the dog is getting dizzy, eats less or has gastric troubles on regular basis, you can get them checked by their vet and get the injection shot. Don’t put any oral vaccination in the mouth of your dog without consulting the doctor. Some pets get pneumonia or lung problems with wrong medicinal intake.

Like other pets, there can be infections attacking teacup pets and you need to make sure that the pet eats well and doesn’t pick up things from anywhere in the mouth. It might cause problems in their health and you are responsible to keep them in good health.