Feeding Potbelly pig

Known for their voracious appetites, and for eating almost anything you put in front of them, you have to be careful however what you feed to your pot bellied pigs. It is ideal for them to make a diet that is little in calories, and leading in fiber, which can be heard in diets and food formulas by companies such as Mazuri(Purina), Ross Mill Farms, and Heartland Pet Pig Products. Be sure to stick to a regimented diet, as pigs are prone to obesity. In addition, fresh vegitables such as celery, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, potatoes, and some greens can be successful for about 25% of a pigs diet. Pigs also love apples, grapes, and raisins, these should however be reserved as treats due to the high sugar contents. You should also set aside a plot of fresh untreated grass and soil for a pig to graze and root in, as this helps to supplement their selenium deficiency. If you would like to supply extra fiber, it is commended that you suppliment them with hay(alfalfa) and bran.


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