Comprehensive Guide to Pig KeepingThis course is for anyone seriously interested in keeping a pet pig or just love pigs!
Cost:£30.00 per person
About this experience
On arrival you will get a 15-minute introduction by a member of staff who will introduce themselves and all the pigs by name, also giving a small talk about them. This is a two hour experience. The next hour will cover Pig Husbandry on the farm – The way you care for your pigs, establishing a routine, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. The following will be in the classroom Legal Requirements for Pig Keeping – All you need to know about the law, DEFRA, animal health and trading standards Owners Responsibilities – Care and commitment to your pigs Pigs Needs – Including equipment, food and shelter Health and Safety – Disease and vaccinations Behaviour Training – Pig handling and training The remainder of the time can be spent with our miniature pigs, getting to know their personalities and having fun with them! Give them a good groom – they’ll be your piggy friends for life! Selfie seekers are always welcome as our pigs love the spotlight and can strike a pose! Our miniature pigs come in all shapes and sizes each with a unique personality which will add to your experience! You will need to collect your protective overalls from Kew Little Pigs main office before your experience to allow you to enter all pens. Upon completion of this course you will receive a certificate. We will also send you all relevant animal health and DEFRA publications, to keep on file, with a Kew Little Pigs check list and owner’s guide to pig keeping. On a visit please ensure that you dress accordingly, especially in the winter months, please wear wellies and old clothes. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your visit to park, walk up to the tables in the fenced off check-in area in the field adjacent to the car park. Please wait here and then check in with a member of staff. All visitors should use the foot mats and hand gels or hand wash before visiting the farm. Then you will have a safety talk. Please have your order number from your booking confirmation ready so we can check you in. Please see our visitor information page: https://kewlittlepigs.com/pages/information-for-visitors