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How Much Does a Micro Mini Pig Weigh When Full Grown?
After spending the past handful of years trying to explain pig weight and defend my beautiful and small piggies to people, I decided to try and explain with photos. Below are a variety of pigs of different weights. I picked each one up so you can compare sizes. I also photographed the same pigs next to Harley, our 10-Pound Papillion and a 3-Gallon water jug. There is nothing I hate more than hearing a potential pig owner who was promised a 10-15 pound full grown pig by a breeder who only has money on their mind. We want to spread the joy of pigs, and we want to do it honestly. Pigs come in a huge variety of sizes! A Micro Mini Pig, Mini Pig, Teacup Pig, Juliana Pig, Nano Micro Pig, Nano Pig, a Pixie Pig, etc. are all the same thing! There are no documented standards or true registry currently. When full grown these little pigs should weigh between 35-65 pounds depending on their individual genetics (if fed a proper and healthy diet). So please, if someone tells you that their pig is full grown and only weights 20-pounds don't believe them because they are just guessing or lying.
Diet can also be part of the final size of your pig. Genetics dictate your pigs skeletal size, but diet dictates if they are healthy or obese. Just like us, if we only eat junk food or extra large portions everyday we will put on unnecessary weight and put ourselves at risk for health problems. The same is true for our pets. If you feed them right, they will be healthy, happy and will mature to their proper genetic size.
How do you know a pig is full grown when you look at a photo? ... Their hair should not be fluffy ... A full grown pig will not have stripes ... They should have long hair on their tails ... They should have adult teeth (These are the typical, but with everything some pigs can defy the rules) If you want to estimate a pigs weight without a scale here is the formula from the Old Farmer's Almanac 1993: ... Get the Girth Measurement (measure around the body behind the front legs) ... Get the Length Measurement (measure from between the ears and go to the base of the tail) ... Calculate using the formula: Girth x Girth x Length / 400 = Estimated Weight