To educate, advocate, protect miniature pigs, improve breeding practices,
as well as encourage responsible mini pig ownership,
to further the progression of the breed through
DNA parentage confirmation and future documentation of ancestry.
Mini Pig Pros
Mini Pig Cons
Pigs are extremely intelligent
Their extreme intelligence can get them in trouble. Pigs need lots of attention and stimulation to keep their minds busy.
Pigs are emotional and [...]
Items To Have For Your Mini Pig
Heavy food & water dish
Pet playpen or baby gate to confine pig to a safe space
Litter pan (horse bedding or pine pellet) or Potty pads
Kennel or Crate
Baby Wipes & Baby Shampoo
First and foremost, you must be zoned for or allowed by your city to have a pig as a pet.
Unconditional love as you have for any child. Having a pig in the family is like adding an eternal toddler. You must love clean or dirty, in trouble or well mannered, loud or sleeping.
Pigs are not naturally trusting animals. They are prey animals and need a lot of bonding, t [...]
Myth: Mini pigs do not exist.
FACT: Mini pigs do exist. While sizes may vary considerably, healthy adult mini pigs may mature as small as 50 pounds at 5 years old. Over the years, mini pigs have been bred down in size through selective breeding and mixing of breeds. These breeding programs have been in existence since the 1940’s in laboratories and continue today across the US and Canada. Selecti [...]
What is the average size of mini pigs?
Mini pigs come in many shapes and sizes and have different genetic origins and backgrounds. All American Mini Pigs are essentially mixed. Miniature pigs have been sized down and cross bred over many generations and mixed with different miniature pig breeds in [...]
Choosing a breeder or rescue is one of the most important considerations when adding a pig to the family. The right breeder or rescue will provide you with a healthy, robust, socialized pig/piglet to become part of your family. Your breeder can make this the best or worst possible experience so choosing an honest, ethical, well respected breeder is essential. How will you know? Ask questions, do your research, and ask for ref [...]