We are happy that you have decided to adopt a Pig. Pig adoption is a wonderful way to provide a Pig a second chance and caring environment. Most pets arrive at shelters because the owner had to move, could no longer afford the pet, had a death in the family, or simply gave up the responsibly of being a care taker for a Pig. Before bringing home a Pig, make sure you have considered the full impact of your decision. Below is a brief overview of the type of needs a Pig might require and what you will need to consider for the life time care of a Pig.
First most, understand that no matter what, even if you buy a Pig for sale, or adopt, as a new pet owner it is your responsibility to care for the Pig itís entire lifespan. Part of that responsibility is taking time to understand the basic needs of a Pig. At the top of that list should be getting know the diet of a Pig. Find out how often and what a Pig needs to eat. Next, what shelter do you need to provide? Get to know what habitat a Pig is accustom to, what temperature will the Pig need to maintain, and what range of temperatures are acceptable for a Pig to survive.
Itís usually a good idea to get to know a little more about Pig habits, temperament and relationship with humans before adopting a Pig. For example, can you handle a Pig. What is an indicator if a Pig is being aggressive and senses fear? Some pets will maintain much more happiness as long as they live socially, does a Pig need a companion pet in order to live happily? What exercise does a Pig need regularly?
Pig adoption can be an enriching experience, and is a big decision. Whatever pet you adopt will demand certain lifestyle changes, and a financial commitment. Estimating the monthly costs of owning a pet is just as important as making sure you have the time and motivation to feed the Pig when necessary, and provide a safe environment to live.