When I brought Hamlet home, I didn't know a ton about what I could feed her. Let's prevent you from giving your pig the wrong and possibly toxic food.

Like most of us these days, I started researching on the internet. I didn't find many reputable sources. I spoke with Hamlet's vet and he suggested the following organizations who have helpful information about pigs of all kinds. 

Below are 3 resource that have been my go to places for pig updates and helpful information on how to keep Hamlet healthy and happy.

Southern California Aasociations of Miniuture Potbellied Pig (SCAMPP)

http://www.scampp.com/

Best Friends society  

http://bestfriends.org/resources/other-animals/what-feed-potbellied-pig

American Pig Association

http://americanminipigassociation.com/mini-pig-education/mini-pig-nutrition/healthy-foods/ 

Safe Food for Pigs

Here is a list of safe foods I have complied from the SCAMPP, The Best Friends Society and the American Pig Association. Please discuss food choices with your vet. 

VEGETABLES

  • ALL summer & winter squash
  • Acorn Squash
  • Amaranth
  • Arrowroot
  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Banana Squash
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Beets
  • Belgian endive
  • Bell Peppers
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Black Salsify
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Burdock Root
  • Butter Lettuce
  • Buttercup Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbage & red cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery Root
  • Celery
  • Chayote Squash
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Chickweed
  • Chives
  • Collard greens
  • Corn 
  • Cucumbers
  • Dandelion flower and leaves
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Fava Beans
  • Fennel
  • Galangal Root
  • Green Beans
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Green Soybeans (Edamame)
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Lima Beans
  • Manoa
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra
  • Olives
  • Parsnips
  • Pea Pods
  • Peanuts (unsalted)
  • Peas Plantain
  • Pumpkin
  • Purple Asparagus
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes & leaves
  • Red clover
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Rutabagas
  • Shallots
  • Snow Peas
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Spring Baby Lettuce
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Sweet Dumpling Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnip greens

FRUITS

  • Apples NO SEEDS
  • Apricots NO PITS
  • Bananas & peels
  • Bitter Melon
  • lack Currants
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Breadfruit
  • Cactus Pear
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cape Gooseberries
  • Cherimoya
  • Cherries NO PITS
  • Clementines
  • Coconut
  • Crab Apples
  • Cranberries fresh or dried
  • Dates
  • Durian
  • Elderberries – Blue
  • Elderberries – Purple Feijoa
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes, cut in half 
  • uava
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Huckleberries
  • Jackfruit
  • Jujube
  • Kiwi & peels
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Loganberries
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Mulberries
  • Nectarine NO PITS
  • Olallie berries
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Passion Fruit
  • Peaches NO PITS
  • Pears NO PITS
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple
  • Plums NO PITS
  • Pomegranate
  • Pummelo
  • Quince
  • Raspberries
  • Red Banana
  • Red Currants
  • Sapodillas
  • Sharon Fruit
  • Star fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines
  • Thimbleberry
  • Watermelon & rind

GRAINS

  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Brown Rice, cooked
  • Corn
  • Farro
  • Freekah
  • Millet
  • Oats / Oatmeal
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Sorghum / Milo
  • Teff

NUTS & SEEDS (UNSALTED)

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Chia Seeds
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Black Oil Sunflower Seeds
  • Flax Seeds (in moderation)
  • Grape Seeds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Hemp Hearts / Hemp Seeds
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Papaya Seeds
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Quinoa
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Walnuts

LEGUMES

  • Must be cooked – NO canned beans
  • Alfalfa
  • Black Beans
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Boston Beans
  • Chick Peas
  • Fava Beans
  • Field Peas
  • Kidney Beans
  • Lentils
  • Lima Beans
  • Mayocoba Beans
  • Mung Beans
  • Navy Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Red Beans
  • Split Peas

SPECIAL SNACKS

  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Water
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Fruit Juice with no sugar added
  • Gerber Toddler Puffs
  • Granola
  • Peanut Butter on celery
  • Popcorn Air Popped
  • (No oils, butter, or seasoning)
  • 100% Pumpkin Canned
  • Warmed/cooked oatmeal
  • Whole Pumpkin
  • Yogurt, Plain or Greek 

 

Below is SCAMPP's List of Toxic plants.

http://www.scampp.com/InfoNewsletter-Jan2017/Toxic%20plant%20list-5%20pages-rev.pdf

  

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DO NOT FEED YOUR PIG:

  • Dog and cat foods.
  • ANY processed human food.
  • Foods like ceral and crackers
  • Foods with high amounts of salt and sugar.
  • Vitamin C should only be given in moderation. It may cause bladder stones.

 *Pleas note that I am NOT a veterinarian. All of the content in this post is based on the research I have found over the years. If you have a concern about what you are giving you pig, please call your vet.*

If you have an animal related poison-related emergency, you can call ASPCA Poison control at the 888-426-4435

To find more information about pigs and what to feed your pig at

Southern California Aasociations of Miniuture Potbellied Pig (SCAMPP)

http://www.scampp.com/PiggyInfo.html

Best Friends society  

http://bestfriends.org/resources/other-animals/what-feed-potbellied-pig

American Pig Association

http://americanminipigassociation.com/mini-pig-education/mini-pig-nutrition/healthy-foods/ 

 

Please feel free to email me at Melanie@hamletthepiggy.com for any additional questions or concerns.