Taking good care of Göttingen Minipigs
Adrian Zeltner, Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S September 1, 2022
When receiving Göttingen Minipigs, it is important to remember the following:
- Talk quietly and calmly to the minipigs and move slowly around them.
- Sort the minipigs according to their pen of origin (the pen number is written in the upper right corner of the label on the front of the shipping crate).
- Give minipigs access to water ad libitum – Clean water troughs frequently – if you have an automated system, place the water nipples at the minipigs’ shoulder height.
- After delivery, feed the minipigs 30% less than the recommended amount. Then gradually increase the ration to match the amount in the table on page 7. Keep feeding according to this chart but adjust when necessary to follow the normal growth curve.