Is a Micro Mini Pig the Right Pet for You?
Before you purchase a micro mini pig, you need to decide if a pig is the right pet for your family. Pigs make excellent house pets, but they are definitely not for everyone. There are a few very important questions you need to ask and discuss with your family:
- Will a mini pig be compatible with your lifestyle?
- Do you own your own home or have signed permission from a landlord?
- Do you have a yard where your mini pig can play?
- Does your local township zoning commission allow mini pigs as pets in your town?
- Do you have the proper amount of time to train and spend with your new mini pig?
- Have you located a vet in your area that treats miniature pigs?
- How do you think the other pets or children in your house will accept a mini pig?
- Do you have someone who can watch your mini pig when you are away?
- Have you asked other mini pig owners about their experiences?
- Have you researched health and vet requirements and the costs of owning a mini pig.
Watch Out for Scams & False Promises
The media has created a misconception about mini pet pigs. The names teacup pig, nano pig, micro pig, miniature pig are all used regularly, but those are in relation to a full grown farm pig. Often we see the adorable faces and sizes of the baby piglets as they are born and photographed. However, there is not a lot of attention paid to the pigs once they are full grown. Remember Paris Hilton's adorable baby teacup piglet? Well, still a beautiful pig, but it will definitely not fit in a teacup any longer. Most pet pigs from reputable breeders grow to be 35-60 pounds when full grown. Hopefully the pictures below of Paris Hilton and George Clooney's full grown mini pigs give you a better idea of what to expect when purchasing one of these adorable pet piglets!