You know all about "Baby Proofing," but did you know that you could "Pig Proof" your house to make your experience as a Pig Parent much better?
Before we get to the list of things you need to do, here are some important things to keep in mind:
- Pigs are very strong and determined animals.
- Pigs can (and will) climb.
- Pigs can (and will) jump.
With that in mind, here are some suggestions:
- Put all garbage cans in an area that the pig cannot get to.
For pigs, garbage=fun (and the messier, the better).
- Put all food up and out of the pig's reach (preferably behind closed, locked doors).
Pigs are ruled by their stomach and their nose. All training goes out the window when they smell food - unless you are using food TO train them (which works wonderfully).
NOTE Never eat anything in front of a pig that you do not intend to share!
- Pick up all rubber bands, erasers, balloons, latex gloves, or small toys that can easily be swallowed and might become lodged in their throats.
Pigs are miniature, automatic vacuum cleaners. If it is on the floor, they will eat it.
- Do not leave delicate valuables around that can easily get broken when the pig starts to play.