Ever wonder what do pigs love to do? Would you be entertained if you saw your mini pig doing some of these things? I bet your mini pig probably loves all of these things just like mine does!
I wasn’t quite sure if pigs would really swim. I saw the cute little memes all over Facebook with pigs on the sand and swimming.
The first summer Bently was with us, we brought him down to our pond. This pig did not hesitate. He loved getting in going underwater and rubbing his body all in the sand. Yes, they do swim!
I will say there will always be a pig who doesn’t like water. Olive will only put her hooves in for a minute and walk away. She’s too much of a lady to be doing all that. Bently and I will keep working on her though.
Build a Nest
I talk about this more in my how to keep pigs warm in winter post here, BUT they love to be under stuff. Whether it’s mud, straw or blankets they love to build a nest.
It is too cute seeing your mini pig carrying straw in their mouth over to their nest. Our two mini pigs Bently, and Olive made quite a nest this winter and bury themselves together underneath.
Play with Balls
Keeping a mini pig entertained in the house, especially during winter months is a challenge. Good thing they love playing with balls. The treat balls are something I still use to this day. The one above is my favorite and Bently still uses it and he’s two now!
They will continue to push the ball around giving them some mental stimulation and work for their food or treats. In the winter I feed our pigs all meals with the treat balls.
If your pig is over the age of one you can go with a larger one on Amazon here too.
It doesn’t matter the size when your mini pig loves and trusts you they want to cuddle. I was shocked when we adopted Olive she sat on my lap the first day we met her. Ever since she is the one to be a major cuddler. Bently cuddled a lot more when he was in the house.
Now that he lives outside, he cuddles only when he wants because he is so busy rooting up and searching for food.
If the sun is shining through a window or door in your home, your mini pig will find it. The same goes for our pigs who are now outside. When the sun is shining and they have some straw in the winter to lay on, they will. The summertime you will see mini pigs sunbathing all the time.
This is exactly how we trim our mini pig’s hooves. They just love a good belly rub. A stick, a fork, a broom are all favorites around here. When Bently was in the house and I would bring out the broom to sweep he would just lay down, hoping I would come over and give him a rub.
It’s so cute and precious these big animals will just plop where they are to get a belly rub.
Run- AKA The Zoomies
This is probably my favorite thing my pigs do. It also warms my heart to know they are happy. We have a pretty long hill that comes down from our woods. When Bently goes for a walk and comes out of the woods he runs down the hill. He will stop halfway, rub his butt on the ground and start zooming around.
Pigs are so fast. Bently will beat our dog any day!
I had no idea I would be blogging about farming stuff when I had Bently so I didn’t take any videos but this spring and summer I will be taking quite a few more of the pigs and their zoomies.
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