Micro-Mini Pigs

Micro-Mini pigs are quickly becoming favorite pets of people the world over. And for good reason. These adorable relatives of the most prolific breeding animal on the planet are extremely fun loving, smarter than your average dog, and can be kept in a house or an apartment.

Micro-Mini pigs usually weigh around 9oz at birth and will range from 29-50 pounds at maturity. Micro-mini’s also have a rather long life span. These little cuties can live up to 18 years. We have a friend that has a mini pot belly that is 13 years old and still doing well. Although they have a tendency to feed her a little more than required, which shows in the middle like a beer belly more than a pot bellie.

If you are considering a micro-mini pig, be sure to get your pet pig from reliable breeders. Make sure are reputable breeders with many years experience in breeding and raising micro-mini pigs. Royal Dandies even created a special blend of feed for their micro-mini pigs to ensure they get the proper vitamins and minerals that are lacking in most commercial food blends for pigs this small.

Caring for pet pigs is a little different than caring for a dog or cat. Usually, when you purchase a pet pig, it will be very small. All baby pigs come with a built in survival technique. They are afraid of anything bigger than themselves. This doesn’t mean they won’t love you, but trust is earned by building a healthy relationship with your micro mini pig. Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do some reading on how to care for micro mini pigs before you buy one. The North American Pot Bellied Pig Association (NAPPA) has some great information on how to care for pet pigs. While you are there, take a look at how many pet pigs end up in a rescue facility. Again, please do some reading first, micro mini pigs are great pets, but they live a long life and need responsible owners.

There is a boatload of information on the web about how to take care of your new mini pig, but when I got mine, none of that information really helped.  I bought books like Pot Bellies and Other Miniature Pigs, Pot-Bellied Pet Pigs, etc..  and they were packed with information, but the one that I learned the most from was Potbellied Pig Behavior and Training: A Complete Guide for Solving Behavioral Problems in Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs, Revised Editionby Priscilla Valentine. This is a physical book sent from Amazon, not one of those books that you have to ready from your computer.  She made me laugh so hard that I was in tears with some of the comments that she made. I really enjoyed the part where she put her customers question in a chapter of the book, then answered them. I couldn’t believe how many mini pig problems were the same ones that I was having. Many new pot bellied pig owners get frustrated because of the  antics that most small pigs are prone to.  For those of you that don’t know who Priscilla  Valentine is,  you can go to YouTube and check out her videos here.

 

Trust me, you really need this book if you want a micro pig that will listen to you and not try to control you. She will also help you teach you potbellied pig  to do 20 of  tricks. Once your pig trusts you, you will have a long and enjoyable life with you new mini pig.

You can get Priscilla’s book HERE , it is a must have believe me.

To see some pictures of our Mini pigs have a look at Mini Pig Farm

If you are planning on purchasing a mini pig, you will need a  mini pig harness. Visit PigGear.com to purchase one and also check out the video on how to harness train your pet pig.

Comments

  1. kerri whalley says:

    hello
    please can you tell me if you have any micro mini pigs available, im very interested in purchasing one, and would appreciate any information you can give.
    kerri

    • Matt says:

      We raise Berkshires and Berkshire crosses. But, we recommend Mini Pig Farm and Royal Dandie Pigs in the U.S. and Little Pig farm for our friends across the pond

  2. Kerry says:

    royal dandies only sells pot bellied pigs. they are not the same as micro pigs. they are still very cute, but pot bellied pigs have a tendancy to grow much larger than a micro pig.

    • Matt says:

      There is still much confusion about what exactly a micro mini pig is. Almost all miniature pig breeds have used pot belly pigs in their breeding program at one time or another.

  3. Kevin says:

    Hello, i am looking into buying a miniature pig from Angel Enterprise Farm, and am wondering if this is a reliable place to purchase a miniature pig. There have been stories of “miniature” pigs which can grow to be much bigger then claimed to be. If any person has purchased a miniature pig from Angel Enterprise Farm, it would be very helpful if you can email me at kevkeel@gmail.com or just comment. i would love to hear from you.
    Thank you very much

    • Matt says:

      Kevin, we know Joyce at Angel Enterprise Farm personally. As a matter of fact our teacup pot bellie, Phebe, came from Joyce. We are glad to hear that you are asking questions and checking on breeders. She is reliable and very honest. There is also another breeder that we checked out and found to reliable. You can find her at http://www.minipigfarm.com/kate .

  4. Marco says:

    Hello, i was wondering if there is a farm with micro mini pigs that i can visit without buying one. i will love reading your reply.

    • Brenda says:

      Hi Marco,
      I honestly don’t know of any that would allow that. I know that we don’t because we try to keep our farm free of outside germs. If someone came to our farm and got one of the moms or babies sick, it would be devastating.

  5. Becky Beal says:

    Hi, I want to know if the Breeder of Juliani pigs in Michigan (petting zoo) are a reliable breeder. They claim to have the only registered Juliani pigs in the US. They state they weigh in at 20 to 30 lbs. Are Juliani pigs only spotted?
    Thanks for any information.
    I just found a website Funee farm are they reliable breeders?

    • Matt says:

      Becky, I don’t know much about either of these breeders, but I did check out their websites and I like what they have to say. There are mini pigs that will stay small ( between 20-30lbs) but the only way to be positive is to see the breeding stock. If the sow and boar are large, the piglets will follow suit with the exception of the runt. As far as coloring, Juliani’s hold the title for being the most colorful.
      As far as registered Juliani’s? There is not a national registry for the Juliani pig or any other mini pig. NAPPA (North American Pot Bellied Pig Association) is a registry for Pot Bellied pigs but their idea of miniature is a full size Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig.
      If you get a chance to visit either of the farms please let me know what you find.

  6. Matt says:

    I too have been looking into the Michigan petting zoo and Angel Enterprise Farm to get a micro mini pig. I live in New York and its important for me to have a small pet for city living. I don’t want to buy a pig and have to get rid of it if it grows to large. If any one has any more info on these breeders please let me know. Thanks
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  7. MsPiggy says:

    I’m sorry to break it to you all I mean no hard feelings toward anyone but micro minis don’t get that big at full grown if they are fed properly there only suppose to be about 12 lbs that is it and they live 12-15 years. I know because I have one it is two months and only 3lbs so she’s very tiny still if she was suppose to get really big she would have expended her growth a lot quicker but she’s just a bigger then when I first got her she was only 3 days old when I got her and was under a pound so please if you want a micro mini I highly recommend them don’t listen to any of these nonsense people that tell you there suppose to be 40-50 lbs that’s pigs people eat 40-50 isn’t very small people!!.. So I wish the best of luck to all gb

    • Brenda says:

      I have heard of Mico Minis being that small after 3 years, but have yet to see one. The ones that we used to sell are minis not mico minis, so they usually get to about 50lbs. That is pretty small still. About the size of a bull dog.
      As far as you comment about a 50 lb pig being the ones that you eat, that is pretty funny because the ones that you eat are about 250 lbs by the time they go to the butcher and only take 6 months to get to that size.
      The Mini pigs that we have (4) are between are between 35 and 60 lbs. They are very happy and healthy and all over 3 years old. I had a person buy from me 3 years ago and her pig is only 18lbs still but out of the same litter, one is about 50 lbs. It really all depends on how you take care of it and if you keep it active or allow it to lay around all day, just like people.

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