Miniature Potbellied Pig Registry Service, Inc

Preserving the ORIGINAL Miniature Pig

Delectable or Deadly- Poisonous plants and treats




There are not many reliable resources about what foods are good for pigs and which are poisonous. Below we have listed a few. Pigs are very much like humans, so if it is poisonous for people assume it is poisonous for your pig. And always remember you should always give treats in moderation, too much of a good thing is never good. 



 Good Treats:
  • Cucumbers
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Squash
  • Turnips
  • Hay or grass
  • unsalted, unbuttered popcorn (air-popped)
  • dry, unsweetened cereal
  • raisins
  • grapes (frozen or chilled)


Treats in moderation (high in sugar)

  • yams/sweet potato
  • apple (no seeds)
  • cantaloupe
  • watermellon
  • berries
  • pumpkin
  • banana
  • peaches (no pit)
  • pears




POISONOUS PLANTS NOTE: THESE PLANTS ARE DANGEROUS TO YOUR PIG!!!! A pig's voracious appetite is the stuff that legends are made of, so it may be up to you to save him from his stomach! Keep an eye out for these common plants that are poisonous to potbellied pigs ( and frequently to other animals and people). Become familiar with what they look like and where they are around your home. If you find your pig ingesting any of them, take a sample of the plan with your pig to the vet. Your pig may need treatment.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PLANTS IN YOUR AREA, PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL FLORIST, NATURE CENTER OR POISON CONTROL CENTER. THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE A COMPLETE LIST, BUT RATHER A REFERENCE TOOL. PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR ITEMS TO ADD TO THE LIST. 

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OAKS (LEAVES/ACORNS) OLEANERS ORANGE SNEEZEWEEL PAPER FLOWERS PARLOR IVY PEACH PERILLA MINT PERIWINKLE PEYOTE PHILODENDRON PINGUE POINSETTA POISON HEMLOCK POKEWEEDPOTATO PRECATORY BEAMS PRICKLY COPPERWEED PURPLE FOXGLOVE PYRACANTHRA RATTLEBOX RAYLESS GOLDENROD RED MAPLE RHODODENDRONS ROSARY BEAN RUBBER TREE SACAAHULSTA SCHROCK SENECLO SMALLHEAD SNAKEWEED SNOW ON THE MT SOAPWART SOLANUM SORGHUM GRASS SPIDER MUM ST.JOHN’S WORT STAGGERGRASS STINGING NETTLE STRING OF PEARLS SUDAN SWEET CHERRY THORN APPLE TOBACCO TRUMPET VINE TULIPS (BULBS) TUPENTINE WEED WATER CALLA WATER HEMLOCK WHITE SNAKEROOT WILD CHERRY YELLOW BE STILL TREE YELLOW JESSAMINE YELLOW KNAPWEED YELLOW STAR THISTLE YERBA DE PASMO YEW WESTERN YELLOW PINE WHITE SNAKEROOT WILD INDIGO WOOLY CROTON


Bad Treats:

  • Chocolate (caffeine)
  • salted popcorn
  • sweetened cereal
  • ice cream (too high in calories and is unnecessary with so many other icy and delicious options like frozen grapes or watermelon)
  • caffeine
  • tomato
  • rhubarb
  • citrus
  • potato
  • onions
  • avocado
  • parsnips (may cause blisters on mouth)
  • spinach (high in sodium)
  • any meat product or bone
  • tea
  • anything sugary or salty