Many breeders are selling pigs they claim will stay tiny, under 35 pounds or so. This is very rarely the truth. The tiny pigs they show you are merely newborn piglets, many are inbred and underfed. In addition, those breeders will often misinform you of proper feeding instructions for a healthy potbellied pig in order to attempt to keep the pig tiny. A underfed pig is a very unhealthy pig and can be aggressive due to being hungry all the time. As a result of those breeders misinformation, many of these pigs end up in shelters and sanctuaries. Our reasoning is: Why buy and encourage more breeding, when there are so many pigs that need your love already? We can help you adopt a potbellied pig that is perfect for you. Please contact us if you are considering getting a pet pig. Take a look at our ADOPTION INFO for some of the many pigs needing good loving forever homes.

There are many articles on the internet regarding micro-mini and teacup pigs. Below are some excellent articles and photos. We cannot possibly list all the information or every website. Before adopting a miniature pig (whether they are called Potbellied, Juliana, Chinese Miniature, Kune Kune, or any other of the many names they are given), we strongly encourage you to first do your research and view the videos on our VIDEO page where you will see plenty of videos showing the TRUE size of normal healthy miniature pigs such as this video:




ABOVE: Wilbur, a "miniature" pig... at just a few weeks old... BELOW: the same pig at only 3 years old



ABOVE: KoKo at 8 weeks old (only 5 inches tall!).
BELOW: KoKo at 4 years old. In the first picture above, he was smaller than the toy pig next to him in the picture below. KoKo grew to over 200 pounds. He was a true early 1990's originally conformed Vietnamese Potbellied Pig.



BELOW: Comparison between a baby potbellied pig, a full-grown potbellied pig, and a farm hog. Therefore, in actuality, potbellied pigs are "miniature" when compared to farm hogs. BUT, they do not stay piglet size as micro-mini or teacup breeders insist.




Babies grow up, right? So do baby piglets!


PLEASE CLICK PICTURE BELOW TO READ A GREAT ARTICLE



BELOW: Best Friends Animal Society Responds to the "Tea Cup Pig" Craze

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE ASSOCIATED WITH ABOVE VIDEO


CLICK BELOW TO READ KITO'S STORY (pdf opens in new window)



PLEASE CLICK ARTICLE BELOW TO ENLARGE (PDF OPENS IN NEW WINDOW)



MORE SIZE COMPARISON PICTURES


MOMMA POTBELLIED PIG WITH HER NEWBORN BABIES


FULL-GROWN POTBELLIED PIG COMPARED TO FARM HOG


WHEN WE GROW UP, WE DON'T FIT THE CUP!


FARM HOG VRS FULL-GROWN POTBELLIED PIG


FULL-GROWN MOMMA POTBELLIED PIG WITH HER NEWBORN BABY


FARM HOG WITH FULL-GROWN POTBELLIED PIG


FULL-GROWN MOMMA POTBELLIED PIG WITH HER BABY

PLEASE NOTE:
UNFORTUNATELY MOST BREEDERS WILL SHOW YOU THE TINY BABIES AND TRY TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE THE PIGS WILL ALWAYS STAY THAT TINY. NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU PAY FOR A PIG, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE HOW BIG THE PIG WILL GET. JUST LIKE PEOPLE, SOME ARE SMALLER THAN OTHERS, BUT IT DOESN'T ALWAYS DEPEND ON GENETICS. AVERAGE SIZE OF A FULL GROWN POTBELLIED PIG IS 18"-24" TALL AND 3'-4' LONG AND ANYWHERE FROM 100+ POUNDS UP TO 275 POUNDS OR MORE. BEWARE OF "FANCY NAMES" THAT BREEDERS GIVE TO PIGS (SUCH AS MICRO-MINI, DANDIE, JULIANA, TEACUP, NANO, POCKET PIG, CHINESE, ETC.... THOSE ARE ALL MADE UP NAMES FOR REGULAR MINIATURE PIGS). TEACUP PIGS DO NOT EXIST, EXCEPT WHEN THEY ARE FIRST-BORN, BUT THEY CONTINUE TO GROW FOR UP TO 4-5 YEARS. IF YOU ADOPT A FULL-GROWN POTBELLIED PIG, YOU'LL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT SIZE PIG YOU ARE GETTING.

CLICK HERE TO READ SCAMPP's TEACUP PIG ARTICLE
(pdf - opens in new window)


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