Got Questions about mini pigs?

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So many people have questions about pet pigs that we decided to open up a Question and Answers page. Hopefully you will be able to find the answers to your questions there. If not, ask away and one of our members might be able to help you answer them.

There are tons of experienced pig people out there and instead of searching all over the internet trying to find the right answer, you will be able to bookmark this page and keep coming back

Visit our Q&A page HERE.

 

Help! My pig is peeing everywhere.

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I got an email yesterday from a lady and it reminded me that I really haven’t touched on this subject. I actually get a ton of people with this exact problem contacting all the time. In her email she goes on to say:

Everything was going great, he was using his litter box, and seemed to be happy when we got home. Then about a month later, his mood started changing, and he was peeing everywhere. So we knew it was time to get him fixed. Once we got him fixed, it got even worse. He pees in every nook and cranny in the house now, won’t even use his litter box, will literally pee 2 inches from it. We thought maybe it was time to give him more space. So we gave him the Whole kitchen and barricaded it off from the living room. Well he found a way to break free, and when we arrived home from work one night, there was poop everywhere!

Anyways, this week has been the worst so far. We got a bigger wall to block him off while we are at work, and come to find out that he can jump it. So far this week, He has broken a sentimental lamp of mine, eaten an ink pen, chewed up a remote, and my whole carpet has pee stains from him. We LOVE Link more than anything, and do not want to give him up. But what is causing this? Is it because we are gone all day, and he is acting out?

We contacted the breeder and she asked if he was fixed, and if we “scolded” him when he made an accident on the floor. We told her yes, that when he makes accidents on the floor, we flick him in the nose and put him in timeout for 10 minutes. Then when he comes out, he does it again. So he goes right back in timeout. She then told us to contact our vet. Our vet really didnt know much. We knew more about Micro mini pigs than she did

She got her baby at 4 weeks old and of course he wasn’t fixed when she got him ( I think everyone knows how I feel about that already). Later in the email correspondence I found out that they also adopted a dog and has recently put him outside in the yard.

My Response:

This happens a lot believe it or not. Positive discipline is actually the only thing that works with them. Think of him as your child, if you yell at him then he will not respond well, but if you give him a praise when he does something good, then he will do it all the time. Pigs especially respond well with praise and food. Try using Cheerios when he does well.

A few questions for you though:

Did anything change in the house. ( used to be at home and now went back to work, not paying as much attention to him as you did when he was smaller, etc…)

Also you said that you thought he needed more room. That is actually not the case. You need to give him a smaller space. Just enough room for his bed, food and litter box. They typically will not go where they eat or sleep so the only choice he would have is the litter box. You can also try pee pads instead of a litter box, sometimes they feel too big for the box and don’t want to use it anymore. I don’t know what kind of box you are using, but I use a dog litter box, which is bigger.

 

In conclusion, she is going to try my suggestions and get back to me on how they worked for her.

I would really like to hear any suggestions on this issue, so that I can pass them on to the next person that asks.

 

 

 

Tell us about your mini pig experience

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When Pigs Fly

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Who are they flying with? I know that I have mentioned that we don’t breed anymore mini pigs anymore. But when we did breed, and we needed to ship them all over the states, we ran in to a few problems.

Our Delta Experience

We started doing some research and more people than not said that they use Delta.   We saw on their site that they have a program called Delta Dash and according to them,  our piglet wouldn’t be uncomfortable at all and would get to it’s destination very fast. Well that sounded good to us, so we agreed and when the first litter was ready to be shipped, we picked up the phone and made the necessary arrangements. The phone call didn’t go so well because we called a call center in Georgia ( I believe it was ) and they bounced us around a bit before we finally talked to someone that could help us. We got our reservations and contacted our customers to find let them know what time to be at the airport for their new baby.

The next couple days we had to drive to Tampa, which is about an hour drive for us, and go to the cargo area. First of all, I was pretty upset thinking that these babies would be going in the cargo. The man behind the counter reassured me that they would be safe and that they transport lots of pets this way. Still not happy with the idea, I reluctantly handed the babies to them and watched as they put them on a cart to take them to the airplane.  We had all the flight numbers and times at which they were do to arrive and our customers agreed to call us once they got their babies, so we headed home.

Once we arrived home, I quickly go on the computer to track the flights. The first one arrived on time and I didn’t hear from our customer right away so I called them. Yes, the baby got there safe and was as adorable as they expected. The second one arrived a bit late but the customer called and couldn’t get off the phone fast enough because she just wanted to play with her new friend. But before she got off the phone, she informed me that the Delta cargo man just kinda dropped the crate on the floor in front of her and she was pissed. She said that she screamed at him ” Hey!! That is my baby in there”. I guess the guy just looked at her like she was crazy.

Now the problems start

The third  baby delivered out of that litter didn’t work out as well as the other two. He was being shipped to North Carolina with a layover in Georgia. As we tracked this one, we noticed that the flight had arrived on time. We are thinking “Yes, this is great”, but not so fast. We called our customer and told them that we saw their flight had arrived and was just wondering how the baby was. They informed us that they haven’t gotten him yet. they said they would effeminately call us as soon as they got him. We waited almost an hour ( sitting on the edge of our seats ) and finally called them back. They still haven’t seen their piglet. No Way!  What could have happened? We proceeded to call Delta to find out what was going on . They said that all of the cargo was unloaded and they didn’t know where the pig was.  Another hour went by, calling everyone and our customers calling us. Still no pig. I looked on the net and found that the flight had gone back to Georgia and was going back to North Carolina. Delta checked that flight and believe it or not, the piglet was still in the cargo. He flew more in one day that I did in my life. Our customers finally got their baby 3 1/2 hours after they were supposed to. We were so upset and still had one more to go.

The forth and last piglet to be delivered went to New Jersey. We decided to make that a late flight because Delta told us that their cargo was not climate controlled and this was the hottest day in New Jersey so if we shipped him at night then it would be cooler for him. They was great and we were happy for that information. His plane was due to arrive at 12:00 pm. so our customers were at the airport and ready. When the plane got there, the night worker wouldn’t let them have the baby. They told them that they couldn’t have him unless they paid $150.00 or come back in the morning to get him. Since all of the normal worker were gone for the night, they had no way of telling why they needed to pay the $150.00. The flight was paid by us in full so we didn’t understand it either. The worst part was that the couple didn’t bring any cash with them, they didn’t think they would need it, so they had to figure out how to come up with the money to get him out of prison ( Patti’s words ). We ended up calling Delta the next morning to find out why this couple need to pay $150.00 when the fare was already paid for and their answer was, computer glitch.  They agreed to refund that money to us,  and we refunded our customers. One comment that the customer service lady said that we noted was ” You should fly them Continental instead”. I was shocked, but very happy that she told us that because from that day on we never used Delta again.

Now that was much harder than I ever expected it to be. It was bad enough that I was worried in the beginning, but now after all of that, I was frantic about shipping them at all.  Fortunately, we had other litters that need to be shipped and we took that Delta ladies advice and called Continental. Wow! what a pleasure that was.  Here is a quote from their site:

The best way to ship a mini pig is Continental for sure

Continental has a 24-hour Live Animal Desk (1-800-575-3335). Their PetSafe program tracks pets in cargo from origin to destination and offers miles to pet travelers. The cargo area is climate controlled, allows for bigger carriers and has its own designated cargo staff. Continental allows dogs, cats, pet rabbits and birds to be carried inside the cabin on most domestic flights. Only four pets per flight are allowed in the economy cabin.

All of that was true. We never had a problem with them at all.

So I guess what I am saying is, if you need to have your new piglet shipped to you, NEVER use Delta and always use Continental.

Breeds of mini pigs

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Yes there are different breeds of mini pigs. That doesn’t mean that mini pigs, micro mini pigs, teacup pigs, etc… are the different breeds. All that means is that some people are pretty creative in the way they categorize them.

The below two breeds are the most popular in the states and crossing them has allowed breeders to come up with some pretty unique colors and sizes.

 

  1. Miniature Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs –  These pigs are the most common and the kind that we have bred. Their pot belly is a true sign and that doesn’t mean that they have been over fed, that just means that they are healthy. With that being said, I have seen some that ARE over fed and reach to weights of over 100 pounds. But the normal healthy  weight of a Miniature Vietnamese Potbellied Pig is around 50-60 pounds. They are on average 14-16 inches tall. These piggies also have cute little smooshed up noses.
  2. Juliana – other names for this breed is Juliani and mini painted pigs. One thing that makes this breed so popular is the fact that they stay smaller than the miniature pot bellied breed. Don’t be fooled though, some breeders will claim that their piglets  are Julianas but if the entire  is not spotted, then they are not pure bred.  A healthy weight for this breed is  15-30 pounds and about 10-12 inches tall.

 

We bought a male Juliana/Potbellied cross to breed to our mini potbelly sow in the hopes of raising a smaller more apartment friendly piggy. Unfortunately our little guy couldn’t do the job so he just kinda hangs around now. He is still pretty small weighing in at aprox. 38 lbs and is 13 inches tall.

 

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Are Micro pigs real?

Archie Our Micro Pig
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An email I received today forced me to write this post.

People in general take advise from people only if it fits their needs at the time. What I mean by this is, say you want something really bad ( micro mini pig ) and all the websites out there are telling you that there is no guarantee that your pig will stay small. Then you find one site that claims they will stay the size of a teacup. You will believe that one site instead of taking the advice of all of the other sites. I am not saying that there aren’t any micro mini pigs out there still weighing in at under 20lbs after 3 years. All I am saying is that I have never seen one in person. Even if I did, how could I guarantee that it is full grown.

Well first off let me say:

  • If you want a really small pig, you are going to pay a lot of money for it.
  • If you think that your pig is going to stay the size of a teacup, think again.
  • Just because a breeder charges a ton of money for their pig, does not make them a good breeder.

Most people ask me where they can get a Royal Dandy micro mini pig without paying the ridiculous amount of money that they are asking for them. Unfortunately, the only way to get a Royal Dandy pig is from Royal Dandy themselves.

I can’t for the life of me figure out where these people get the prices that they charge for there pigs. When I was breeding, I calculated feed cost, supplies ( litter,harness and leash, etc…) vet charges, starter care package and just added a few bucks for taking care of them for the first 6-8 weeks. I’m sorry but 4-5 thousand dollars seems a bit high to me too.

 

Mini Pig Breeding


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I want to thank everyone for your interest in our mini pigs. Unfortunately, we have stopped breeding  do to the overwhelming population of mini pigs in shelters.  To all of you that have done your research, I commend you.

Our site will remain up for informational purposes and for referral to reputable breeders and shelter information.

I do still make mini pig harnesses and coverups as well as offer soap and other products on my PigGear  site.

 

 

 

Continental Airlines


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Continental

Traveling with Animals

Continental is committed to providing a safe and comfortable travel experience for all of our customers, including pets. Because we share our customers’ concern that their pets’ flights are stress-free, we have enhanced our animal acceptance policy to transport pets as cargo. Our program is called PetSafe®. Under this program, Continental does not accept pets as checked baggage.

The program offers the following options:

  • Customers can track their animals online at Continental’s cargo Web site, cocargo.com, throughout their journey.
  • Continental will continue to accept small pets for travel in cabin in applicable markets.
  • Continental’s policy for service animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, has not changed, and they will continue to be welcomed on board or as checked baggage.
  • Pets can travel as QUICKPAK®, Continental’s cargo service offering same day, airport-to-airport delivery with features designed to ensure an animal’s comfort and safety.
  • Earn miles for transporting your pet.

Safeguards for Pets Traveling as Cargo

Continental’s PetSafe program will allow pets that previously traveled as checked baggage to experience these safeguards when they travel as cargo, keeping them safe and their owners reassured:

  • Dedicated 24-hour Live Animal Desk (800.575.3335 or 832.235.1541)
  • Confirmed booking prior to departure
  • Weather conditions constantly monitored at all points
  • The ability to track and trace the animal from its origin to its destination
  • Personal handling in climate-controlled vehicles for connections over Continental’s hubs when the animal will be exposed to temperatures above 85°F (29.5°C) degrees for more than 45 minutes
  • Continental recommends (but does not require) that SENIOR DOGS AND CATS (over 7.5 years old) receive a more extensive health examination (i.e. liver and kidney screens).

Feeding and Water

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mazuriPot Belly Pigs need a specialized diet to ensure they get all the nutrients needed to live healthy life. You cannot run down to your local feed store and ask for pig food. Be sure to get Pot Bellied pig food or mini pig food. When you get your pig from Mini Pig Farm, we send you a starter bag so you can wean your pig off of our feed onto the feed of your choice. As long as the feed is made for Pot Bellied or Mini Pigs you can use it.

When you get your piggy home, start feeding it the food we provided. Use it for the first 2-3 days to help the pig feel comfortable. It was a long trip and the less stress the better. On day 3 , begin adding the new food in with the feed we supplied. About half and half. Your pig may reject your choice of  feed at first. What brand you feed your pig is up to you.We have done a lot of research and have tried many different brands of Pot belly pig food. We finally decided that Mazuri mini-pig food is what they liked the best and is the most nutritionally complete. Mazuri products were not available at out local feed store but they were able to get it for us. You can search Mazri’s website for a dealer near you.

There are many places to purchase Pot Bellied Pig food, so find one that is going to be convenient for your needs as well as your pigs. Please be sure to choose quality first. Your pig has special dietary needs that it won’t get from eating dog food( oh yeah put up the dog food they’ll eat that too). It is very important to set a feeding schedule for your pig. These are very small pigs, and will only need ¾ to 1 cup of feed per day. We recommend that feed you pig twice a day. Try to set a routine, something like getting up in the morning, take the pig out to potty, come in have you’re coffee, then feed the pig. It’s not critical to feed them as soon as you wake up. However, pigs like routine. They learn fast and will appreciate you for keeping the schedule. Do not feed the piggy every time it beckons. At some point your little buddy will test you. Don’t give in!! Keep them on a schedule and your pig will be understand and know exactly what to do.

Feeding amounts:
Morning = ½ cup
Evening = ¼ – ½ cup

Mini Pig Harness @ PigGear.com

DannyZ in his PigGear Harnes
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These harness and leash combos are made of soft flannel fabric instead of that nylon ones that you see everywhere else. I wanted my piggies to have style not wear a boring, one shaded harness. I started making mini pig harnesses when I couldn’t find anyone that had them for sale. Dog harnesses won’t fit on mini pigs or teacup pigs ( whatever you want to call them ) but as long as I have your pigs measurements, I can make one for you.

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