Your piglet will be ready to pick up on Sept 18th or after
Please let us know what date works best for you. Text us to arrange this. 951-505-7284
When you pick up you will need to bring a kennel with you
I will be going over take-home instructions and your piglet info packet while you're here :) We can also go over any last min questions you may have.
Text me: 951-505-7284 to set up your pick up time, or Email me: SoCalMiniPigs@icloud.com
The address you will be picking up your baby from is:
15050 Kensal Court
Valley Center, CA 92082
And my phone # is 951-505-7284
(Text me if you're running late please)
*Please wear closed-toe shoes, and do not bring any other animals with you at the time of pickup.
Bring a hard-sided kennel to put your baby in (along with a blanket down so he or she doesn't slip) - (soft bag/kennels DO NOT work well for pigs) Laundry baskets, plastic tubs and boxes are NOT sufficient It needs to be secure and close so the baby is safe. he/she will want to stay in that the entire time, as he/she will be very scared.
Click the pic below to see our suggestion for kennel and size.This is the size your piglet wlll fit in when you first get him or her home. if you want a larger one he or she can grow into, you're welcome to get a larger one as well.
Your piglet may or may not potty in it.. that's ok… and normal. Trying to let him/her out to go potty would just frighten the baby more. And sometimes they hold it or wont go for the first day due to nerves.
He/She may or may not throw up… so bring some baby wipes and paper towels, just in case :)
They have water and feed bowls that attach to kennel doors nice and low so the pigs can reach. Those are best so they don't spill, but he/she may or may not want to eat or drink, again due to nerves.
Remember if you end up taking him or her out of the kennel for any reason… not to have any car doors open or windows down. They can and will hop out and you wont be able to catch him/her :( People have mistakenly put the piglet down for a second thinking it would stay put and the piglet runs off. So yeah, it's best to be careful :)
Beyond that when you get her home just put her in her little sectioned off area with some food and water down and let her decompress without too much stimulation. If they get too nervous or overwhelmed it can cause diarrhea If that happens, let me know ASAP as it can turn serious fast. So no treats or human food other than the food I give you for the first couple of days till her tummy settles.
When you first get your baby home... you will want an area set up that is somewhat small, but large enough for you to lay in with the piglet. This is the space your piglet will learn he or she can trust you and to reinforce the potty training your baby already has. Something perhaps 6 feet by 6 feet. We do want enough space for you to lay in with your piglet, a nice comfy bed and blankets, a shallow water dish, some toys, and the litter box.
(See photo below of a great indoor piggy area)
The first week to week and a half..., keep your piglet in this smaller, sectioned off area. You can let the piglet out to roam the house for 30 min at a time, or outside for longer since potty accidents don't matter outside. You can always make the area larger as your piggy grows up so he or she has somewhere spacious to sleep, But again, for now you want to re-enforce the potty training at this stage and if too much room and freedom is provided, you will be sabotaging that. A lot of people like using horse stall mats as the base flooring or some sort of mat that has a rubber backing. This helps protect your floors of accidents, ect. I suggest this mat , and have found it works WONDERFULLY!
ITEMS FOR YOUR INDOOR PIG PEN
PIG LITTER BOX
This is the best litter box for pigs!
Featuring a low-lip, making it easy for your pig to get in and out, yet high enough to retain the litter.
24"x24"Can also be used as a tip-over proof outdoor water bowl/pool. Pigs love to lay in these to cool down when filled with water. We suggest getting 2.