Picking up your piglet & other info
The time is approaching to pick up your piglet!
Piglets can be picked up starting Nov 20th
Your piglet needs to be picked up within 7 days of the date above. If he or she needs to stay longer, we charge a daily feeding/care fee of $20. I book the pickup appointments by half-hour time slots so please don't be late to your pickup appointment. 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. I will be starting pickups at 9am. So please let me know what time you want. It's first come first serve :)
Text me: 951-505-7284 to set up your pick up time, or Email me: SoCalMiniPigs@icloud.com
*Please email me now if we need to set up ground transportation/delivery for your baby.* This typically runs around $300
The address you will be picking up your baby from is:
4309 Sierra Ave
Norco, Ca 92860
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. You can order this from us and we can have it waiting and ready for you when you arrive.
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.
Your baby will be going home with a small ziplock bag of organic food he or she is used to eating.
If you'd like to order the EXACT food we use.. you can order it through us and we will have it waiting for you on piglet pick up day .
(Please note you will need to place your food order a week and a half in advance, prior to pick up date in order for us have time to have it ready for you).
When you first get your baby home... you will want an area set up that is somewhat small 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 and the litter box. (See photo below of a great indoor piggy area)
The first couple of weeks keep your piglet in this smaller, sectioned off area. You can always make it larger as your piggy grows up. But again, 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!