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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

 

 

Fourth of July is coming up quick


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I just want to remind everyone to think about their little pigs when you plan you 4th of July party or event. Please make sure that you baby is locked in a safe place before setting off your fireworks.

I know that everyone likes to show off their new baby during big parties and events, but PLEASE think about your baby at this time. Your friends and family can visit your baby at any time after the event. Piglets are nervous by nature and to add to their stress could be devastating.

Lots of pets end up missing and scared during the excitement of the popping and banging of fireworks, and I would hate to see anybody loose their baby and worse for their baby to loose them. I can only imagine how horrifying that must be for any pet.

 

Breeds of mini pigs

Archie Our Micro Pig
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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.

 

  Click HERE to learn more Mini Pig Facts



Bringing Home Your Pig

Baby 2
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The time has come, and the weeks and months of waiting are at an end. You load the family in the car and head to the airport with a million thoughts racing in your head. Will my piggy like me? I can’t wait to take my piggy for a walk. I  should call all my friends so they can come see my pig. I can answer all those questions with one word. “PATIENCE” Your pig just got off an airplane. Now you, a complete stranger, are taking him/her home to a place that smells and  looks nothing like what it’s used to. You did set up the confinement area right! Chances are, you’re new best friend has  soiled his/her crate. It doesn’t smell pleasant, but that’s what happens when they are scared. Talk gently to them, use  their name from now on so they get used to hearing your voice. Take a few treats with you, like Cheerios or a few  kernels of corn. Give a little treat while reassuring the pig that “it’s OK”, and “you’re a good piggy”. Don’t let them out of  the crate until you get home and can put them in their safe spot. Then you can clean out the carrier, put in fresh  bedding, and go do something else for a couple hours. Give your pig a chance to settle in, before bombarding it with  demands.

Pigs like to have all four feet on the ground. While we have tried to get them used to being handled, it’s takes a pig some  time to trust you enough to allow you to pick it up. Mother pigs never lift the piglets like a dog or cat would. A pigs main  defense mechanism is flight(run Forest run). You will undoubtedly hear your pig scream at one point or another  and the sound can be deafening when a piggies feat leave the ground. Again, I stress “PATIENCE”. This will be, by far,  the biggest trust factor to overcome with a pig. To them it is the equivalent of being carried off by a predator. Go slow!!!  When approaching your pig talk to them. Let them hear you coming. Try not to make sudden movements that will  spook your piggy. Basically, take baby steps at first. Your pig will learn to trust and adore you in a short time. I am  stressing patience because your pig will be with you for 12 to 15 years. The first few weeks and months will establish  your pigs behavior for years to come. Take the time now to set the limits and gain the trust. These practices will instil a  great deal of loyalty from your pig and you will be rewarded with many years of love from a pet that will make you  smile and laugh on a daily basis.