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WILL MY PIG'S TEETH NEED TRIMMING?--
A pig is born with 8 teeth called "cutters". they are part of the jawbone, and can not be pulled out. As a breeder, these teeth do grow due to hormones in the bloodstream. A boar's teeth will far exceed the length of a female. IF SPAYED/NEUTERED the hormones that develop many things in adults, does slow the tooth growth as well. Neutered males teeth will slow to a minimal growth, and can usually be put on a once a year trimming by your vet if you choose
The main reason for cutting teeth is for precaution "if the pig" ever were to bite someone. If you have a household pet, you may never choose to let the vet trim them. IN fact, I can put my fingers all in my pigs' mouths and have no issues. IF YOU DO choose to let the vet trim them, I would say once a year is sufficient. And you would want them to do it under light sedation because the pig may aspirate the tooth if it is trimmed off in the mouth.
WHEN YOUR PIGLET COMES HOME, HE/SHE WILL BE 3-6 MONTHS OLD TYPICALLY. DURING THIS TIME, THEY CAN EXPERIENCE TEETHING, WHICH USUALLY LASTS FOR MANY MONTHS. YOU MIGHT HEAR A SOUND THAT SOUNDS "SQUEAKY" OR LIKE SOMEONE IS CHEWING ON A RUBBERBAND OR A BALLOON. THIS IS THEM RUBBING THEIR GUMS TOGETHER. SOMETIMES YOU WILL EVEN HEAR THEIR TEETH GRIND, DEPENDING ON WHAT STAGE OF TEETHING THEY ARE IN. THIS IS ALL OK AND NORMAL.
IF THEY DO THIS IN EXCESS, SOME DO, THEN THEY CAN GET FOAM AT THE CORNERS OF THEIR MOUTH...DON'T WORRY, IT'S NOT RABIES...LOL BUT PIGS HAVE VERY LITTLE SALIVA, AND THE FOAMY STUFF JUST KIND OF BUILDS UP. MOST DO NOT DO THIS IN EXCESS.
PIGS DO NOT REALLY CARE TOO MUCH FOR CHEW TOYS LIKE DOGS DO, TO HELP WITH TEETHING. SO THE BEST THING IS TO GIVE SOME CRUNCHY VEGGIES, LIKE CELERY, AND OCCASIONALLY A BABY CARROT, LIKE TWO OR THREE ONCE A WEEK (because carrots are very high in sugar when converted in the body). THE PROBLEM WILL RESOLVE ON IT'S OWN.
HOOF CARE: Your pigs hooves are like our fingernails, they do continue to grow, and will need grooming. Failure to do so will make them place weight on different pressure points and can make it uncomfortable to walk, and put more strain on ligaments. Hoof maintenance is super easy: If you stay on top of this, there will not be a need for cutting or severe trimming. All of my pig play-yards have landscape tiles or cement in certain areas, so I have very little care to my adults hooves. You can leash walk your piglet on cement to create the same effect. For grooming----I use a toenail file, for humans, from Sally Beauty supply, or even Walmart. While the piggy is enjoying cuddle and belly rub time, simply take their little hoof and file the edges, and round them off. they also have a little "dew claw" type nail above their hoof in back, you can simply blunt off the sharp new-growth edge. Just like grooming a dog's nails, as long as you start young with your piglet, and it becomes routine every few weeks...you will not have a battle to file them down---they think of it as attention.