Teacup pigs are wonderful pets! It is important that you are properly prepared for one.
I strongly recommend for you to purchase and study a book on how to raise a teacup pig so your teacup pig be the best pet possible.
According to most standards the weight range at one full year of age is normally 10-40 lbs. The maxium shoulder height at one full year is 17 inches. Colors can be black, white, silver, red, and spotted or any mixture of those.
Pigs can get bigger than that if overfed. Beware of Breeders claiming super tiny size because they’re often underfed, premature and unhealthy.
Disposition will be close to the same if both genders are neutered/spayed. Attitude problems can come from neglected pigs or pigs that were not trained and socialized properly. It is best to help neuter the piglets early (when they are 6 weeks old).
Teacup pigs are the fourth most intelligent animal on the planet, mini pigs easy to teach and are very sociable. Mini Pigs form a strong connection together with the family and with other pets.
They rarely will hold of fleas or lice because of their sparse hair. They are very clean animals. They tend to soil a single place and won’t soil near their bed sheets. Their feces consist of less ammonium substances than cats and kittens, so their litter box won’t smell as bad.
They usually tend to live 15-20 yrs.
Most problems are merely a problem due to the fact owners were drawn-in by way of the “cuteness” of the little piggies and weren’t prepared with the real-life care that matches them.
According to most local governments, Teacup pigs are considered swine consequently they are therefore subject for you to local ordinances related to commercial swine. Theses ordinances may include but are not limited to: housing, transportation, vaccination, discretion of waste, licensing, raising, limits on figures, and leash laws. Check with any local authorities to discover what pertains to your property.
Teacup Pigs need social time. They don’t do well if left alone for long stretches(several weeks). Because they are extremely social and intelligent they must be with some other animals and/or humans. They can get depressed and disappointed if left without care for too long. You must find a caretaker for the pig when you go on a vacation.
Feeding a Teacup pig is usually slightly less pricey than feeding a dog or cat, and the feed is easy to find.
They like to root and love to roam around.
Do not be harsh with training. Teacup Pigs do not respond to power struggles. They learn best by kindness in addition to a little food! Use lots of praise and never let visiting you be a bad experience. Just like puppies, they learn in the present not prior times so don’t scold them for a mess that happened hours ago!
Teacup Pigs are omnivores, which mean they will try to eat plant and meat. They love vegetables and and weird enough dog food.
Keep in mind, and underfed pig is usually just as unhealthy as an overfed pig. Do not listen to some peoples belief when you only feed it small amounts the pig will continue to be “small”. This can be as ridiculous as saying if you only ever feed child a little it will stay small. Sure, it may come to be small, but only because it is malnourished!
Feed is easy to find just make sure it is meant for teacup pigs and not just your average large pig.
Pigs root because they’re hungry (in most cases). Giving them a good amount of fruits and vegetables help keep them satisfied without putting excessive fat on them. Never give them chocolate… it could be poisonous to them.
Feed according to instructions on the bag, but the rule-of-thumb is usually to feed about 3% of their body weight in food, and divide this into 3-4 feedings on a daily basis while a piglet and 2-3 when an adult.
Never feed just once time a day.
Pigs love to graze on your lawn. This also helps provide for their special nutrient needs. They love to be outdoors grazing, in the sun, and rooting.
Teacup pigs love to be clean. So clean their litter box everyday.
Teacup Pigs really don’t sweat and don’t have hair or fur to keep them warm or to cool them down. Teacup pigs can be susceptible to heat. Having a wading pool or water if get temperatures over 75 degrees to keep your teacup cool during hot summer days pig and you just must provide warm and toasty bedding for days under 55 Degrees.
Some concerns to watch out for
Eyes- Pigs may have some a condition called entropion which is rare. This implies inverted eyelid.
The lashes rub about the cornea and conjunctiva and will cause suffering
and permanent damage if not surgically repaired.
Ears- They have to be cleaned with alcohol or peroxide as well as cotton balls. Never
put a Q-tip for their ear canal. Cleaning once a week will work.
Skin- Check the folds on their skin regularly Wash teacup pigs with mild shampoo
Teeth- Try to clean their teeth weekly with a soaked brush or clean cloth.
Hooves- Hooves can grow like fingernails. In a young pig, they can be filed with an
emery board of course, if they get older they must be trimmed.
Along with hyperthermia, pigs might get sunburned, so give your teacup pig plenty of shade or indoor relief from the sun. Signs of hyperthermia involve: vomiting, collapsing, glassy eyes and shock. If this happens, immerse the pig in cool mineral water or cover by using wet cool bath towels, then call the Vet.
PREPARING FOR A TEACUP PIG
The following is a list of what is needed for your pet Teacup pig:
1. A pet carrier to carry piglet in while traveling
2. An outdoor animal shelter with hay/straw as well as good ventilation
3. A workout area: To play in.
4. A secure fence that your teacup can’t escape from and get into trouble.
5. Housing to get inside
6. Litter box
• no cedar-type, its toxic
7. Wading pool area for outside for hot days
• will have to be sturdy
• needs to have a slope
8. Bed- bedding
9. Toys- Teacup pig toys, balls, squeaky toys
10. Grooming brush
• rubber Indy type
11. Hoof conditioner
12. Spray bottle with glycerin/water mixture for skin
You have to teacup pig-proof your house. Kind of like baby-proofing a family house. Hide anything that can harm your teacup piglet, anything you would move if you had been bringing a young child to your house. Remember pigs will be pigs and will do everything to they can to search for food. They might bite wires; get into cupboards, anything if they think they’ll find food. So keep this in mind when preparing your own place. I recommend you train your teacup pig not to gain access to food areas!
We are located in Fairview, Utah.
Yes! At Pampered Piglets pigs really can fly! We can ship your teacup piggy out to you!
Price can vary between $1,000 to $2,500 depending on gender, Size and colors. Extremely small and rare colors will cost more.
We can accept payment through Visa MasterCard or through Paypal also you can wiretrans, Money Gram or Western Union out funds. You can reserve a teacup piglets for a Non-refundable deposit of $250
There are different sizes of Teacup pigs and some breeders will even sell a regular potbelly as a teacup pig so be aware when purchasing and be aware of super cheap unrealistic prices for teacup pigs.
The sows (female Teacup Pig) we breed are from 7” to 17” (Teacup pigs are measured to the front shoulder) Our teacup pigs range in weight from 10lbs to 40lbs
Yes teacup pigs get along with just about any other friendly animal. You will need to have a safe pen for your piglet to be in at night or when you are out. This is so your piglet will feel safe. You will need to supervise your piglet at first with your other pets.
Yes mini pigs can be litter box trained or trained to go outside and go to the bathroom. Teacup pigs are extremely clean animals. They start being litter box trained at just a few days old. Just make sure you inform your piglet where to go. They usually will make a grunting nose letting you know they need to go to the bathroom or litter box
Yes, you can harness train your piglet, you can take him / her for a walk around the neighborhood. Do be cautious of animals and make sure you have your teacup pig on a leash around other animals.
Teacup pigs are very clean. You can bathe your pig just as you bathe a dog.
No, We will grant you breeder rights for an additional $500. If you don’t want to pay the addition $500 then yes your teacup pig will have to be spayed or neutered.
Yes teacup pigs do have a special diet. We feed our pigs Mazuri Mini-Pig food
No, We choose not to insult our new Customers that are wanting to adopt a teacup piglet by having a “weight guarantee”. Any breeder offering this weight guarantee only adds a couple thousand to the price of the teacup piglet and only will offer refunding 10-20% percent of the purchased price and ask the new parent to jump through some nearly impossible hoops to get their investment back!
If you have questions about our teacup piglets expected size ask us and we can show you pictures of the teacup piglets parents.
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