General Care-Products and Merchandise
This section offers some suggested products and
providers of products that we and/or our members
have found useful in living with our potbellied pig
companions. We are not endorsing any particular
product or provider and we recommend that you
research any item before purchasing it to
determine its suitability for your situation.
Riff and his Bob-A-Lot
Feed Dishes and Water Bowls
Mortar and Pestle
My wife, Marcie, was explaining to one of our recent rescue pig adopters the wonders of "hog panels" to set up temporary or even permanent pens. The woman looked at her and said,"So it's to fencing what duct tape is to everything else." THAT'S RIGHT!
Sorting Boards, Sorting Panels
Exercise Pens, Xpens, transport
~ CRATES ~
Kennels, crates, carriers
Tom's Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGuo7ETfMfU
An additional note on using a ramp: A week or so ago our local animal
control took possession of an older 130 pound female potbellied pig that had
lost its home in a house fire. They would not return the pig to its owners until
the overgrown hooves had been trimmed. They called us and with the help of
a couple of CPPA members and some Animal Control Officers we trimmed the hooves. The owners showed up in an SUV, and we had no crates available big enough for the pig. Animal control did have a ramp and an exercise pen (see
3 items up). We circled the pig with the exercise pen, closed it up until it fit
close around her and then walked her and the pen through the shelter and
up the ramp into the SUV. We were really pleased to be able to demonstrate
to the animal control people a way of calmly moving animals that can't
be easily put on a leash.
transporting, moving, transport
Hoof Trimmers, Hoof Clippers
Marlies at "Pig Harmony" suggests that to help control flies, "You can get a bottle of Permethrin solution and add that to a spray bottle with water and spray around your yard and concentrate that on the animals' favorite spots where they tend to potty the most."
To see these masks being used open:
Take two pigs and call me in the morning.