Commonly Asked Questions
What Kind of Litter Should I Buy?
-FelinePine Litter because it is a wood base litter so there is no risk of it causing health issues if ingested. All Equine beddings that are wood based will work as well. Do not use normal Cat Litter!
What Type of Food Should I Buy?
-Mazuri Youth or Purina Nature Match Pig and Sow. Both can be found at most Tractor Supplies
How Big Will the Piglets Get?
-I do not guarentee sizes and caution you against anyone who does. Pigs are similar to Old English Bulldogs where they are not terribly tall but very thick. Also, just like with the bulldogs, keep in mind that where some pigs are really small the breed as a whole is an average of 60-80lbs and 15" tall. Yes, some are smaller but there is no way to guarentee size. You can have two small parents who have a tall beefy piglet...
What is the upkeep?
-We start all our piglets off with there first shots and wormer. You will want to visit a vet within the first 6 months to become a client and to give them a booster shot and another dose of wormer. From there you would have yearly teeth clipping for males, trim there "nails", and any basic hygene care. Please read our Information Packet available on the Piglets page
What Should I Bring to Pick-up My Piglet?
-A sturdy box/crate, blanket/towel and a friend to travel with incase your piglet decides to try and escape.
What are the Essentials to have Before Bringing My Piglet Home?
-Water and food bowls, blankets for them to burrow in, pen/crate, litter box, food, harness, treats and lots of time to devote to your new best friend
What are the Steps to Purchasing?
-Pick your piglet
-Send Deposit with the signed Purchase Agreement (Available on the Piglets Page)
*Depsoits can be sent by Check, PayPal/Credit Card (3% fee) or Transfer
-Pick-up your piglet
*Final purchase price can by paid by Cash, PayPal/Credit Card (3% fee) or Transfer. NO CHECKS
Do you except Payments?
I will except payments up until the piglet is ready to go home (8 weeks). You can either start payments early (before your piglet is born) or make payments once you have your special piglet picked out.
Is Shipping Available?
-Yes, both ground shipping and airplane shipping is available
*Ground shipping is always changing based on the amount of animals the shippers have.
*Airplane flights are $400 which includes the added vet exam and testing, cage, and ticket
How do I get on a waiting list for future litters?
-Getting on the list is quite simple. Call/text/or email your contact information and let me know when you are looking to get a little piglet. From there I will direct you to the form you can fill out and send in your deposit. This deposit is to insure me that you are seriously interested in a piglet. Once the piglets are born you will have 3 days from when I contact you to take your pick of the litter before I move onto the next name in the waiting list. In the meantime make sure that you do reasearch about owning pigs and check out our information packet and purchase agreement.
What are your prices for piglets?
All my piglets start at $800 and go up from there depending on color and size. Once they get older I will start dropping there prices in an attempt to place them in homes quickly. If your budget does not allow you to purchase an 8 week old piglet please contact me or visit our piglet page to see which piglets are offered at the reduced rate.
Why are they so expensive?
Mini pigs are a speciallized breed and it takes alot of time and care to make sure that you are breeding quality animals. On top of that I have all of my piglets spayed/neutered, seen by a Veterinarian for an exam, Give there first shots, worm them every month, have them microchipped, plus I spend time every day socializing them and litter box training them. If you still feel that I am asking to much for my piglets I would encourage you to seek a a Veterianrian and see what they charge for all of the things that I have already had done for the piglets then factor in the time I spend with them plus the knowledge that you are indeed getting a mini pig. I think you will be pleasantly suprised with the amount of money you would save by purchasing one at the $800 price....
What toys should I buy?
It is essential that you get toys for your piglet so they do not get bored. A ball pit is always a good one, DIY rooting mats or balls are great, and the treat dispenser dog toys are always fun. Many pigs also love stuffed animals and lots of blankets to root through and cuddle with.
AMPA website link for toy ideas: http://americanminipigassociation.com/mini-pig-education/training-your-mini-pig/enrichment-activities-bored-pig/