What is a Mini Pig?
A Mini Pig is a pig a fraction of the size of a normal pig – it should be knee height or below at the withers fully grown. A Mini pig takes approx 2 years to reach its full height.
Where can I get a Mini Pig?
Please make sure that you go to a reputable breeder with many years experience. There are lots of people out there advertising and claiming to have tiny pigs and have only been keeping pigs for a matter of months, make sure that you can see both of the parents when you go to see them.
How big will Mini Pigs grow?
On average a Mini pig should be around knee height – comparable to a fat Labrador. The Little Pig Farms breed 2 sizes of pig, the smallest being around the size of a medium spaniel. It is impossible to give exact measurements as they are living animals and not manufactured – the only way to get an idea on size is to look at both parents. Even then, sizes of offspring may differ from parents.
What information will I be given when I adopt a Mini/Mini pig?
When you adopt a Mini pig from us, you will be given a folder with all the relevant information you need including 30 days free insurance, a sack of food, piglets birth certificate,, inoculation details, Microchip number and a care sheet.
What must I have before I can get a Mini/Miniature pig from you?
We do not let anyone adopt one of our pigs, you have to adhere to our strict requirements before you can even be considered. I.e… People in flats or if you intend to keep one pig alone in a field, will not be accepted.
Can anyone own a Mini Pig?
We do not let just anyone adopt one of our pigs, you have to adhere to our strict requirements before you can even be considered. I.e… People in flats or if you intend to keep one pig alone in a field, will not be accepted.
Contact ( The Rural Payments Agency) and apply for a CPH (County Parish Holding) number. Their telephone number is: 0845 603 7777. This normally takes 1-2 weeks and there is currently no cost.
• You will not be bale to collect your piglet/s unless you have this . You must also provide proof of your address and your postcode prior to collection so that it can be checked on Google Earth.
• You must have some outside space for them even if you intend to allow them into your home.
• Contact your local Vet to make sure that they have experience with pigs if they do not then you must search for a specialist Large Animal or Farm Vet
• If you have neighbours, ask them if they mind you having a pig running around your garden – this may seem silly but some people will complain about anything – even if your pig is tiny, quiet and not smelly and can make life very difficult for you.
• Make sure you have good fencing in your garden. Pigs are great escapologists and the last thing you want is your pig getting into next door garden and eating their prize begonias.
• Ensure you have a sturdy, dry and draft free brick or wooden house with plenty of fresh barley straw.
• Pigs need constant water – a trough, very heavy bowl or antique Mexican hat planter is ideal. (you can find these on eBay).