American Mini Pigs
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If not breeding, you should get your female spayed or male pig neutered, between 3-6 months old.
Peggie & Lee
Teacup pig is a relative term. They are teacup size when they are born. However, micro mini pigs are incredibly small when compared to market hogs as well as much smaller than potbelly pigs, with farm hogs weighing between usually 800-1200 lbs and potbelly pigs usually between 100-200 lbs and micro minis being between 15-60 lbs. Average Lifespan: 15-20 Years
Inside mini pig setup: A great pen setup for Micro Mini Pigs, use the North States SuperYard, 6 of the 8 panels. Place a thick, water-tight tarp on the bottom and cover it up the sides of the pen to about 6 inches or so (to retain any food or litter crumbs). You can attach the tarp with zip ties around the entire bottom of the pen. The tarp also helps to keep the area easy to sanitize and wipe out! Set it up with a litterbox at one end (a Sterilite 30-gallon tub from Walmart which has a rectangle cut out of one end, leaving a 2-inch lip on the bottom and the top handle portion intact for durability). Next to the litterbox, put a 9 x 13 pan to keep the water dish in, this helps water spills and drips contained. At the other end place a nice fluffy dog bed with a blanket and toys beside it.
Outside mini pig set up: a 10' x 10' kennel with a strawed out dog house (heated dog house for colder climates), & have a car floor mat hanging on the entrance to block the drafts. Place tarps attached to the kennel & a pitched kennel cover for the roof.
The boar pig makes a poor pet unless neutered. The intact boar will chomp his jaws and produce a foamy saliva with an objectionable odor. The neutered male (barrow) makes an excellent pet, either indoors or outdoors. Owners may notice changes in their female pigs when they come into season; they may break litter training or chew on various objects. This will pass when she is over estrus, or the pet female may be spayed to eliminate this behavior.
Worming: Use horse paste wormer twice a year, in fall & in spring, measuring it by weight. So for a 30 lb. pig only a very small amount is necessary, 50 lb dose.
A harness and leash are suitable for restraint and walking the pig. A dog collar will slip off the head of a reluctant pig, but a harness that goes around the neck and behind the front legs will properly restrain the pig.
Feeding: Don't feed your mini pig, pig or hog pellets, as they have a hormone simulator in them which will make them grow. We feed ours allstock, just because that is what they were being fed when we got them. I've spoken to other breeders & they say, it's fine. Don't use porcelain or glass dishes for feeding, they will just get broken. Plastic, metal or concrete vessels are the best. Use good judgment, and watch your pig’s condition. Over feeding will make your pig over grow in size. Pigs will eat nearly all day if they can. Mini pet pigs are small through both breeding and diet. You are not trying to fatten your pig for market so don't waste your food and money on overfeeding. If you can see their spine and ribs they are too thin, if their cheeks and bottom are flabby, then they are being fed too much. If you are feeding the recommended diet and your pig gains weight, reduce the amount of feed. If it appears too thin, increase the feed. Never feed your piggy Avocado or Chocolate, onions, spinach, gum, alcohol, dog or cat food, cabbage, or garlic. These are toxic to pigs. Pigs also have salt toxicitiy issues. Never feed your pig salted items such as potatoe chips or salted popcorn. Air popped corn is fine as an occasional treat. Fruits should always be given in moderation because of the natural sugars. Unsalted nuts, plain Cheerios, & banana peels are great snacks. Indoor pigs will need a half of a childrens vitamin with iron. Outdoor pigs get iron from the soil.
The following chart shows a basic, complete, well-rounded diet for the average pig; you may wish to consider it for your miniature pig. Based on the needs of an average-sized potbelly pig, the ration averages out to one-half cup per 25 pounds of body weight.
Age Boars and pets Breeder Females
6 to 10 weeks 0.5 to 1 cup 0.5 to 1 cups
10 to 14 weeks 1 to 1.25 cups 1 to 1.5 cups
14 weeks to 6 months 1.25 to 2 cups 1.5 to 2.5 cups
6 months and over 2 to 2.5 cups 3 to 3.5 cups