How to Give Your Pig a Bath

Getting your piggy clean will make him look better and feel better. Pigs love to be clean! This method is for bathing outdoors and is best done on days that are hot. You'll be able to cool your pig off and get him clean at the same time!

Steps

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    Choose a snack that your pig loves. You'll need to figure out what snacks you'll need to give your pig so it will behave while you bathe it. Pigs will do anything for food, and since they have the propensity for obesity, it's best to choose snacks that are low in calories. You'll need a lot of treats to bathe your pig. Popcorn, cheerios, and raisins are good low-calorie treats to use for this task.
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    Use a gentle pet shampoo. Don't use dish soap or anything harsh that can burn your pig's eyes.
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    Fill 4 large buckets with warm water. Take the water, shampoo, treats and a washcloth to the spot where you're planning on bathing your pig. A small confined area such as their pig run is best.
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    Use the treats to coax your pig to the bathing spot.
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    Keep feeding your pig the treats as you use the cloth to get the pig wet. Your pig will want to walk away and will make a fuss, but the treats will always bring him back.
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    Suds up the piggy while giving him treats one at a time. Use care on your pig's face, avoiding his eyes. Piggies love to have their hind quarters and bellies scrubbed. Make sure to get the area between their legs and belly and behind their ears.
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    Pour the clean warm water slowly over your pig to rinse him. Use care to make sure you get the suds on his underside.
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    Dry him off with towels.

Tips

  • Bathing is something the pig will get used to, just keep at it

Article Info

Categories: Pigs