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    Default Baby Pig. Now What?

    My Mom came over and told me that my cat was chasing a baby pig out behind my house. I went out there and saw them right off, but they were playing with each other, and the pig was chasing the cat.

    I grabed my fishing net and caught it fairly easily. Then it got tangled up, so my Dad cut away some of the netting.

    I have it in a plastic storage bin for right now. It's only a couple of pounds, and I have no idea how old it is. No umbilical cord, and the fur looks in good shape.

    We gave it some milk and cat food for the night.

    Now what do I do with it?

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    Default Re: Baby Pig. Now What?

    I would name it "BB"...as in BBQ...

    get some pig chow for about 3 months...then corn for another month...then on the spit...
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    Default Re: Baby Pig. Now What?

    Get it to squealing, and the mother should show up. Think it is from a feral (wild) pig family?

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    My vote's with pine. Feed it and eat it. :-)7

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    Default Re: Baby Pig. Now What?

    1. Go rent the movie "Babe" & watch it.

    2. Keep it as a barnyard pet, or name it Pork Chop and eat it.

    Given the rapid rate at which pigs go feral, I suspect the feral ones can become tame just as easily.
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    Default Re: Baby Pig. Now What?

    Looks to be about a week old.
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    Default Re: Baby Pig. Now What?

    Much as I love bacon, I'd be hard pressed to keep him just to cook him, Lil' fellers' just too darn cute!
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    Default Re: Baby Pig. Now What?

    Don't rent it out

    Bottle feed it with milk and try to get it to eat pig starter feed. Purina makes starter feed, should be easy enough to find. You can make a mash of starter feed and milk if that helps it eat better.

    You will have to decide if it is a pet or future BBQ. Pigs will become tame and friendly with human contact. They are of similar intelligence to dogs. If it's a male, it should be castrated for pet or BBQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CurlyDave
    1. Go rent the movie "Babe" & watch it.

    2. Keep it as a barnyard pet, or name it Pork Chop and eat it.
    y.
    1. That movie always makes me wanna smoke something.

    2. I thought you were supposed to name them all Wilbur?? :-)7

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    Default Re: Baby Pig. Now What?

    We used to raise one or two up every year,,had a lot, a house and a slop trough,,come about dec/jan we shot them,bleed them and processed them,had a smoke house.

    He is cute now,but in a few months,most of that is about worn off

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