mini pig care winter tips

The Only Blanket Your Mini Pig Will Ever Need


If you have a pet pig, specifically a pet potbelly mini pig you know they love their blankets. Whether they live in your house or out in a barn, they love blankets.

Olive loves her fleece blankets!

I made the mistake of giving Bently any extra blanket I had. After a long winter or hours stuck in his room, he would shred every single blanket. Even shredded he would still ball it all up and climb under it.

This can be dangerous because the blanket all tied up can choke the pig or cause an injury. You know how pigs squeal and work their way to run from a situation that puts them in harm or scares them.

The only blanket you need to buy your pet pig is a fleece blanket. They can’t shred these. The material in the blanket makes it difficult ( or the taste). 

I’ve had both of our pigs each having a few fleece blankets for a year now and no shredding.

Do yourself a favor and stop wasting money on blankets and hit your local thrift store and grab a fleece blanket or find one on clearance. 

Get your pig ready for winter with the only blanket you’ll need. 

A done deal.

If you are thinking about transitioning your mini pig outside, check out my story and how I did it with my first baby pig here.


If you keep your pig outdoors all the time or even during the daytime hours I recommend getting straw for your miniature pigs as well. You can read all my tips on how to care for your pigs in winter here.

If your pig stays inside most of the time, fleece blankets will be their favorite, especially over the heat vents!

You do not need a heat lamp for your miniature pigs outdoors. I go into more detail with this in our article here

And of course, some more pictures for your enjoyment, because I know piggy parents just love looking at mini pigs!


Check out our other mini pig articles here. 

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The Only Blanket Your Mini Pig Will Ever Need

Feel free to share some of your favorite pig pictures with us or any special blankets your mini pig loves below. 

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  1. Jessie Russell June 7, 2020
  2. Jessie Russell June 7, 2020

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