Feeding the Vietnamese pig

Animal file: Vietnamese Pig

The Vietnamese pig It has become an increasingly present pet in our homes: both for its friendly and affectionate personality and for its intelligence that makes them very receptive to training. In addition, the Vietnamese pig is an animal with a special charm and each Vietnamese pig has its own well-marked personality..

If you have a Vietnamese pig or want to adopt a pig as a pet, it is important that you know how to give it the right diet to keep it happy and in good health..

In this AnimalWised article we are going to give you explanations and advice about the Vietnamese pig feeding.

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  1. A balanced and varied diet
  2. The right feed
  3. The rewards
  4. The forbidden foods

A balanced and varied diet

Vietnamese pigs are omnivores With which they can eat almost everything, but don't be fooled by this: you shouldn't give him anything to eat. Furthermore, the Vietnamese pig is very gluttonous: it loves to eat and if it were up to it it could spend the day eating. But it tends to gain weight easily and to avoid obesity problems it is important to give it a balanced and adequate diet.

To avoid being overweight, we must provide them with a low-calorie, high-fiber diet. Ideally your diet should have approximately the following composition:

  • I think: must represent 1 to 2% of the weight of our pig, we are going to explain below the type of feed to use.
  • Vegetable and fruit: should represent 1 to 2% of its weight, with 2/3 of vegetables and 1/3 of fruit. We will give preferably green vegetables, low in calories and we will be careful with fruits rich in sugar such as apples and grapes

We will accompany this with cut hay or alfalfa to provide even more fiber and avoid selenium deficiencies. It is important that our Vietnamese pig always has water available and that it is clean and fresh.

We will divide all this into 2 to 3 servings daily to fixed hours To get used to a routine rhythm, we advise you to have the three meals: in the morning, at noon, and before going to sleep. If you do not feed him before going to sleep, he is likely to be hungry and will not let you sleep..

In total, the Vietnamese pig should eat 1.5-2% of its weight, including the treats we give it.

The right feed

We should not give feed for fattening pigs, because these feed are designed to make them fat and are too caloric for our Vietnamese pig.

We can use I think for horses since it is made from vegetables and has fiber and not too many calories and it would be the most suitable, I also use dog food but it is not so suitable.

In any case, the feed you give your Vietnamese pig should have a composition of up to 12-13% crude protein, no more than 2 to 5% fat and should contain a minimum of 15% fiber..

The rewards

You can reward your Vietnamese pig during training sessions as they love to eat and are very sensitive to this form of reward. For it you can give it:

  • 1 or 2 corn kernels
  • 1 or 2 peas
  • cucumber pieces
  • apple pieces

Great rewards like chestnuts, acorns, pieces of bread, pieces of cheese without salt will be for very special occasions.

Although all these foods the Vietnamese pig loves, we have to be careful and not give it too much because it gets fat easily and it is not because it likes something that is good for its health..

The forbidden foods

Must absolutely avoid giving him the following foods:

  • I think for dogs or cats with too much fat and protein and too little fiber, which is the case with most dog and cat food. They may also contain trace elements in concentrations that are toxic to pigs..
  • Salt must be prohibited: it can be very toxic to pigs, so if you give cheese it must be without salt..
  • Do not give him treats such as sweets, cakes, and sugar in general, they make him obese and create aggressive behavior.
  • Chocolate, garlic and onions should also be banned from their diet due to their toxicity to Vietnamese pork.

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