How Much To Feed

Several factors determine the amount of food to feed your pet pig:

  • The age of the pig
  • The pig’s individual metabolic rate
  • The pig’s level of activity and exercise
  • The pig’s current body condition

Use good judgment, and watch your pig’s condition. If you are feeding the recomĀ­mended diet and your pig gains weight, reduce the amount of feed. If it appears too thin, increase the feed.

The following chart shows a basic, complete, well-rounded diet for the average pig; you may wish to consider it for your miniature pig. Based on the needs of an average-sized potbelly pig, the ration averages out to one-half cup per 25 pounds of body weight.

The amounts are “per day” and should be divided into two equal feedings.

Age Boars and pets Breeder Females
6 to 10 weeks 0.5 to 1 cup 0.5 to 1 cups
10 to 14 weeks 1 to 1.25 cups 1 to 1.5 cups
14 weeks to 6 months 1.25 to 2 cups 1.5 to 2.5 cups
6 months and over 2 to 2.5 cups 3 to 3.5 cups