I HAVE MY PIGLET, NOW WHAT?
It’s really important to lay down in your Piglets area with him
for as long as you possibly can, daily. Get A book to read, or look at your phone..
Whatever you want to do.. But he needs to realize being around you,
equals trust. A pig’s Mind is innately wired not to trust ANYTHING in the wild, but family.
So it can Take some time for that bond to be built. Also, you’ll have to use Your instincts on
pushing him out of his comfort zone, but also Knowing when to pull back if he isn’t
tolerating being pushed.
STEPS TO GETTING YOUR PIGLET TO WARM UP QUICKLY
-Lay in his area on your stomach for the first day or so and try not to push him to give you love.
-After the first day or so, lay on your back with your arms by your sides and palms flat and
Facing upward. He may come “investigate” at this point. So you can always have a pellet
In hand. *let him come to you!! Think reverse psychology here ;)
-Piglets seem to LOVE baby talk. So you’re welcome to talk as much as you want, it calms
Them typically. Start scooting closer to where he is laying and toss a pellet or plain cheerio
Over by him so he equates you and the sweet voice you’re using, to getting treats!
-With food being the way to their heart.. You’ll want to keep doing this. Throw the single pellet
Or cheerio closer to where you are each time. If he moves closer.. Give praise!! Do this
A few times then end it. Come back again later or tomorrow and do the same for a couple days
-At this point, he knows he can get food from you.. So sit up in his area and do the same, then
After a couple times of him eating the treat… start offering it in your hand! A flat hand with
The single pellet resting in your palm. Hold it low, so he can see it. (remember they have
Bad eyesight) Keep completely still while he takes it, giving praise. Do this exercise
With him for a few times, then repeat again daily. You will see immediate changes in his
Curiosity!! After a week of doing this… remove the treat and start issuing chin scratches
When he comes up, instead of the treat. He will back away.. This is when you have to feel
Out whether pushing him out of his comfort zone will work or not. Here's an example: