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Owning A Micro Pig

Petpiggies has bred happy, healthy pet micro pigs for more than a decade and proud to have earned a reputation for honesty and openness. If you're hoping to learn more about micro pigs, or micro pig ownership, you're in the right place. Watch our 3 part video series below and find answers to the most frequently asked questions including, 'How Big Is A Micro Pig'?.

This page is titled 'Owning A Micro Pig' and the information primarily designed to help those considering pet pig ownership.

Let's start by saying , 'we're not in it for money', and 'it makes no difference to us if we breed and sell piglets or not'!

Ok, some of you may be laughing, others raising their eyebrows, but let us explain.

As a family we all love pigs, something probably born from mothers stories of a pet pig she owned in the early 1930's. Her pig would always come into the house to sit beside her whilst she took piano lessons.

When the time was right, and we could provide the right enironment, we bought our very own pet micro pigs.

People who met our pigs, loved them, and asked if we'd ever have piglets as they'd like to become owners. It sounded fun and two years on we had a mother and her first litter of beautiful little babies.

Our experience of ownership was extremely rewarding and we had the same feedback from new owners.

We received more enquiries, more litters were born, and the rest as they say is history. Petpiggies Micro Pig Breeder!

Whilst our 'herd' has grown in numbers, our pigs remain our pets, just as they were before we started breeding, and just as they always will be, piglet sales or not.

Petpiggies breed micro pigs for sale to good homes and enjoy enabling others to share our experience of these beautiful creatures through ownership.

Petpiggies is not a 'piglet farm', constantly breeding pigs and then finding ways to sell them in fact breeding only takes place when we receive enough interest or demand from suitable prospective owners.

Keeping pigs as pets became popular in the 1960's and when you learn pigs are companionable, highly intelligent and extremely clean, it's not surprising the number of owners increase every year.

Today there are over a million pet pigs in the USA, some micro pigs even have celebrity owners like the Beckhams, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Megan Fox, Jonathan Ross & Charlotte Church.

Famously, George Clooney owned a pet pig for 19 years, sadly Max passed away in 2001.

For our website to be a success, prospective micro pig owners will leave with a better understanding of pigs as pets and the issues surrounding them.

If we’ve done our job properly you'll avoid wasting your time and ours. Of far greater importance is the chances of taking on a new pet for the wrong reasons will be greatly reduced as well as any likelihood of future rehoming or abandonment.

To take on any new pet is a huge responsibility and gaining as much information as possible about your new pet, and its needs, is essential to a long and happy relationship for both owner and pet.

Obvious advice you'd think but clearly ignored by those responsible for abandoning thousands of pets on our streets every year. Over 100,000 dogs were abandoned in 2017 alone! 

With the increasing number of pet pigs being purchased, we're now seeing a rise in numbers of pigs being abandoned.

There are many reasons, or excuses, as to why pets are abandoned however, when it comes to pet pigs, one reason stands out way above any other with owners claiming their pigs had grown to be very much bigger than expected.

Naturally we'd hate to think one of our piglets would ever be made homeless and rely on a variety of measures to prevent such an occurrence, our 'homes first' policy being at the forefront of these.

Since eventual adult size is such a 'huge' issue, let's take a minute and provide a summary of the comprehensive information included in our videos in respect of micro pig sizes.

At birth, its not possible to predict the exact eventual adult size of human offspring to the nearest centimetre therefore the following information should be viewed as a reliable 'guide' to the adult sizes of micro pigs.

A reputable breeder will tell you micro pig piglets are much smaller at birth than other breeds of pigs and may even fit into a tea cup.

We know puppies & kittens grow to become full size dogs & cats, their adult sizes reflecting the various breeds therefore you'd naturally expect a micro pig piglet to become a full size micro pig.

Yes, pigs can grow to be very very big and a micro pig is only micro in comparison to other breeds of pig.

Now, if you'd hoped to one day own a pet pig the size of a rabbit when fully grown, your journey toward pet pig ownership should end right here, they do not exist!

For our site to be a success, prospective micro pig owners will leave with a greater understanding of pigs as pets and the issues surrounding them.

If we’ve done our job properly you'll have avoided wasting your time and ours., Far more important is the chances of taking on a new pet for the wrong reasons, and any likelihood of future rehoming or abandonment, will be greatly reduced.

If you're still serious about micro pig ownership, please read on.

You’ve done your homework and have a reasonable understanding of micro pigs and their adult sizes.

You’ll have a great environment for pet pigs at a loving home and now need to find the right breeder.

Why Choose Petpiggies?

'It’s what our customers say about us'

With more than a decades experience provided micro pigs as pets, and with the support of specialist veterinarians & nutritionists, we’ve learned a lot about miniature pigs.

Our pigs are happy enjoying high standards of welfare, they’ve never suffered serious illness or disease and they’ve passed the most stringent health inspections demanded by Zoo’s before our piglets could leave to join them.

Prospective owners, concerned about taking on a pet pig only to find it grows to a size way beyond their expectations, will appreciate the importance of choosing a breeder with many years of experience.

The majority of piglets leaving Petpiggies over the years are now fully grown adult micro pigs. 

In this digital age we know news travels fast, bad news even faster!, search the internet to find out what customers say about Petpiggies.

We hope you found nothing! No news of Petpiggies ‘micro pig turned into a farm pig’ or ‘micro pig grows macro’ or ‘micro pig taken over our house’ etc, etc.

No news can be good news!

Petpiggies breed micro pigs for sale to loving homes in the UK and to EU Member States - We are unable to export piglets to any other countries.

Piglets are priced at £550 each and generally leave us aged 8-12 weeks.

Piglets can be reserved following receipt of a 50% non-refundable deposit.

Please use the 'Piglet Availabilty' form below to contact us.

Petpiggies is not open to the public and does not offer piglet petting sessions on site.

We are based in Ridgmont, Beds MK43 0TX, 5 minutes from M1 Junction 13 and close to Woburn Safari park & Centre Parcs, Woburn Forest

A CPH (Council Parish Holding) number is required by law to buy or keep pigs 

CPH registration is is free of charge and your application is made to the RPA (Rural Payments Agency) on 03000 200 301.

To get to the right department you’ll need to select option1, then option 4, then option 1.

We care about pigs, all pigs, and are increasingly concerned about the horrendous conditions often endured by millions of pigs reared in large scale factory farming.

If you believe its wrong for animals to suffer needlessly, visit http://farmsnotfactories.org and pledge your support for change.

Caring for a Micro Pig

  • Register with a local vet.

  • Worm your pig every 6 months.

  • Pigs must have access to fresh clean water at all times.

  • Ensure garden and enclosure are free from plants that may be toxic to micro pigs.

  • Keep your micro pig away from swimming pools or any deep water
  • Make sure you have someone who will care for your pig if you go away.

Requirements

A lifetime commitment to caring for your micro pig

You must obtain a CPH (Council Parish Holding) number before buying or keeping a micro pig.

CPH registration is free of charge and your application is made to the RPA (Rural Payments Agency) on 03000 200 301.

To get to the right department you’ll need to select option1, then option 4, then option 1.

In preparation for the arrival of your micro pig, you'll need a securely fenced outdoor enclosure of at least 40 square metres, the bigger the better, and draft free waterproof housing i.e. large dog kennel or small pig ark.

You will also need feed and water bowls and a supply of  straw for bedding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I see super cute pictures of micro pigs?

You will find super cute pictures of our micro pigs on Facebook, Instagram, Flickr & Pinterest

Click on the image below to to Petpiggies on Pinterest

 

Why choose Petpiggies?

Why Choose Petpiggies?

'It’s what our customers say about us'

With more than a decades experience provided micro pigs as pets, and with the support of specialist veterinarians & nutritionists, we’ve learned a lot about miniature pigs.

Our pigs are happy enjoying high standards of welfare, they’ve never suffered serious illness or disease and they’ve passed the most stringent health inspections demanded by Zoo’s before our piglets could leave to join them.

Prospective owners, concerned about taking on a pet pig only to find it grows to a size way beyond their expectations, will appreciate the importance of choosing a breeder with many years of experience.

The majority of piglets leaving Petpiggies over the years are now fully grown adult micro pigs. 

In this digital age we know news travels fast, bad news even faster!, search the internet to find out what customers say about Petpiggies.

We hope you found nothing! No news of Petpiggies ‘micro pig turned into a farm pig’ or ‘micro pig grows macro’ or ‘micro pig taken over our house’ etc, etc.

No news is often good news!

Piglets are priced at £550 each. .Whilst we may not be the cheapest you need to make sure you don't buy a 'pig in a poke'!

If you've done your research you'll know there are many stories of people buying micro pigs and getting a lot more pig for their money!

Where can i watch the best micro pig videos in the world?

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What is the price of micro pig piglets?

Piglets are £550 each and leave for new homes aged 8-12 weeks of age.

Boys are castrated prior to leaving, we do not sell uncastrated boars

We may not be the cheapest but it's important to ensure you don't buy a 'pig in a poke'!

If you've done your research you'll know there are many stories of people buying micro pigs and getting a lot more pig for their money!

 

Micro pig size compared to other pigs

Are micro pigs clean?

Micro pigs are very clean. Provided they have access to outside space they will always choose to toilet outside and will never mess in or near their sleeping area.

Are micro pigs expensive to keep?

 Not at all.

An adult micro pigs main diet of specialist pig nuts will cost around £5 per week. There will be some additional costs for straw bedding and any treats.

Worming should be carried out by the owner every 6 months, this costs about £10 and is a very simple procedure. If you prefer your vet to visit and worm your pig, costs could range from £30 - £70

Pigs are hardy animals. If high standards of welfare are maintained there is no reason to expect veterinarian costs.

 

Do micro pigs get on with children and other animals?

Yes. Micro pigs are very sociable and enjoy the company of people and other animals and we have only ever received positive feedback from families who already own dogs and cats.

Being a herd animal micro pigs should not be kept alone as they may suffer from depression. A single pet pig is fine when owners are on hand to spend regular time with their pet, however we strongly recommend keeping at least two micro pigs if circumstances do not allow this.

Can I keep my micro pig as a house pig?

We do not consider a permanent indoor environment as being suitable for micro pigs. By all means enjoy your micro pig in the house when you are present but at all other times your piggy must have a suitable secure outdoor enclosure and sleeping area to enjoy life to the full.

How big is a micro pig?

Depending on the breeder, miniature pet pigs sold as ‘micro’ pigs can still vary greatly in size,

Petpiggies adult micro pigs average 18” in height.

We are not aware of, and have never seen,  smaller micro pigs in the UK, Europe or USA.

 

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