Micro-Mini Potbellied Pigs
Actually there is no such thing as a micro-mini. They are just the smallest of the standard Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs that have been bred over many years to produce a pig that weighs 30-50 lbs. instead of 75-150 lbs. They are not starved to be this size and the only time they fit into a teacup is in their first week of life. The genetics of the micro-mini are such that what is considered to be a micro-mini may produce a piglet that will grow to be a standard size potbellied pig and there is no way to determine this because they are not full grown until age 4-5. Therefore if you are considering a micro-mini for a pet you must be prepared for a standard size pig. Either way they make wonderful pets and are very smart. They can be litter trained or taught to go outside. They can be leash trained and taught to stay in the yard. They have a higher IQ than a dog and can be kept much like one.
The downside of pig ownership is their rooting habits which can be damaging to home and yard but can be curtailed with toys, old blankets and training to stay out of gardens and different rooms in the home. Another issue is FOOD!!! Pigs will do anything for food and get to it however they can! Once they learn how to get into a cabinet, closet etc. they never forget! When it's feeding time they will be sure to let you know by squealing, nudging at your legs and feet, trashing their pen and any other way to get your attention. Too much food whether it be over feeding, over treating, or stealing food can and will lead to obesity in pigs. Pigs already have poor eyesight and when they are obese they get folds over their eyes. Also extra weight is tough on their little legs. The life expectancy of the micro-mini is 12-15 years.
Paris (mom) Preston (dad)
Born Monday,February 21st 2011
PJ $850.00 Reduced $500.00 Gilbert $750.00 Reduced $500.00
Violet $850.00 Reduced $500.00 Dozer $950.00 Reduced $500.00
All pigs are spayed and neutered, shots, wormed and micro chipped. Names are only for our identification so you may change them. Homes will be inspected and contract signed. Please check with your town for ordinance prohibiting pigs. This is for the protection of our pigs. We want them to have a wonderful life and we hope their new families enjoy them as much as we do. If you are interested in one of these cuties give us a call at 716-864-5167 or email us on the Contact Page.
Syria & Preston