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Look no further, we have re-designed our pet pig directory. We used to have a plain ole directory listing page where you could find all the breeders in one place, but now it’s even better.

Mini Pig breeders are being added all the time, so you should really book mark this site and come back often. We have advanced the site and are now allowing pet pig parents to rate their breeder and let everyone know how their experiences have been. All listings and comments are monitored and will not be approved until verified. Our rating system is only available to those that are registered to prevent abuse. We are not brokers or anyway associated with any of the breeders listed on this site. We are only trying to help the good ethical breeders and legit rescue facilities.

Some of the breeders/ Rescues listed here have offered some articles to get the truth out about pet pigs. I know that there are farms promising the smallest pigs around, and they also claim that they will only get to be 10lbs when full grown. Some of those breeders might even be listed on this site.  If you personally have one of these pigs, please comment on the breeder and provide pictures so that we can see a healthy 10lb 3 +year old.

What people don’t seem to realize is that a mini pig may be 50 lbs, but is no bigger than a bull dog. I believe that people have it in their head that a 50lb pig is huge.

That is not the case at all. The picture on the right is one of my babies at approximately 40lbs. as you can see, she is very healthy and very small.

Phebe

The gate in the back show this. Yes, she did fit in a teacup when she was a baby, but so do all piglets. So what I am saying is, don’t scour the internet looking for the smallest pig you can find, instead look for the healthiest and the breeder that goes the extra mile to make sure that you are prepared for the adventure that follows.

I really have to stress the fact that this is NOT a case where ” you get what you pay for”. I have seen breeders charging thousands of dollars for a pig that ended up being over 100lbs where some of them charge 300 for the ones that stay around 50 lbs. I do understand the cost involved in raising them and vet bills and all of that, I should, I did if myself. But to charge 3k to 5k for a pig is just ridiculous to me.

Lets break it down a bit. Yes, a breeder has to search around and purchase the best breeding stock they can find to get started. Then pair them up and wait 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days for the babies to be born. Feed for the mom goes up ( If you are a good breeder) during the time the sow in pregnant and while she is nursing her babies. She will nurse them for around 6 weeks ( different breeders have different timelines) I personally kept my babies with their mom for 6 weeks unless the mom decided she didn’t want them around her. They should be starting to eat on their own by this time.

The vet bill can be around 200 to have the pig spayed or neutered. Some vets won’t do this that early, but most will spay/neuter at around 8 weeks. If you are purchasing a piglet that has not been spayed/neutered, make sure that you do this as soon as your vet allows. The boys can usually be neutered pretty early, but to spay the female is a lot more invasive so some vets like to wait awhile. Just because your pig has not been spayed, does not mean that they are coming from a bad breeder, it just means that they or their vet do not believe it is safe for the the girl yet. Most ethical breeders will make you sign a contract saying that you will have this done on your own within a certain period of time. If you do not get this done, you will have a very unruly pet pig.  Unfortunately this is when most of the pet pigs end up in a sanctuary. Instead of being educated, people are fed up with the behavior and decide that maybe a pig wasn’t their best choice for a pet. Most of the pigs in the sanctuaries get spayed/neutered as soon as they can and would be an awesome pet for for someone. But since everyone is out there looking for the little bitty babies, these discarded pigs are feeling like an orphan that nobody wants. Don’t get me wrong, the shelters give them as much love as they can, but there are so many of them that one on one attention is almost impossible. I put shelters on the pet pig directory in the hopes that people will choose to adopt some of the pigs there before they spend thousands of dollars on a pig that might just get to be the same size as the ones in the shelter.

So why 3k to 5k for a baby? I have no clue.

Now, back on the subject of the directory. We are trying to bring together all of the ethical breeders, shelters, and vet together in one place as well as providing you all the information you will need to provide for your new pet pig. I really hope that you find this site useful.

 

VISIT OUR DIRECTORY HERE

 

 

Cold Piggies

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Now that cold weather is coming in pretty fast, are you ready for it? Better yet, is your piggy ready? Visit PigGear to order your mini pig cover-up before it gets too cold.

This is basically just a reminder to get your order in early so that you will have it before it gets cold. Now is when everyone starts to think about it but doesn’t order until the snow starts to fall. Once it gets cold out I get over whelmed with orders and sometimes there is a wait time since I make them all by hand.  I tried to keep a wide range of color choices but the more popular ones go pretty fast.

For all of you that are interested in booties for your babies, I give up. I tried to make them on numerous occasions and I’m just not comfortable selling them. One reason is that I really don’t like the way they look, but the biggest reason is because I’m afraid that the piggy will get hoof rot from the moisture that would get built up in them. So to be safe and to keep your baby safe, I decided to void the challenge.

Miniature pigs need security

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The Need For Confinement

Previously, I mentioned setting up an area to confine your pig. While this may sound cruel, it is in fact essential to the long term well being of your pig and your sanity. For the first few weeks, confinement will make your pig more secure and less frightened. It will also help in the beginning stages of training. This is the area you will interact with your pig until he/she learns to come to you and is comfortable with you touching them.

When you need your pets out from underfoot, there’s nothing better than knowing they’re content. This sturdy, plastic pen is high enough to prevent rambunctious animals from climbing out and strong enough to stay put. Plenty of air and light in this square pen eliminate the feeling of  isolation some other pens have. Perfect for play or training, indoors or out. Features: Perfect for small and medium sized pets Sturdy, commercial grade plastic.

Easy to assemble and disassemble. This is what we use for our babies


8-Panel Indoor/Outdoor Pet Pen in White – $78.00

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