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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about our micro piglets for sale. Please note that all feeding and care instructions will be provided during piglet orientation at the time of purchase. For further information about our micro piglets for sale, please call 864-714-7740.

What is a "micro" pig?

The term ‘micro’ is used to describe the size of any piglet that will measure 10" to 15" at the shoulder and will weigh 20 to 40 lbs or less when fully grown.

 

I‘ve heard that micro piglets don’t actually exist. Is there any truth to this claim?

No there isn't, micro piglets do exist! Micro does NOT mean your piglet will fit in your hand forever. Teacup and micro are terms used to describe a breed of pigs that are much smaller than typical pigs, which weigh approximately 150-250 lbs or more full grown. To assure the size of our piglets we've been selectively breeding fully matured pigs between the ages of 2 and 5 years old that weigh 20 to 40 lbs or less. 

Are micro piglets unhealthy?

 

Absolutely not. Due to how small these piglets are, they are more delicate than the larger breeds, and require special attention. Due to their miniature size, it is important to watch them carefully during the first few months of their lives to make sure they are eating well and staying warm. Our piglets are fully weaned around 6 to 8 weeks. By this time, their immunity is strong and they're ready for a forever home.

 

Do your piglets have all their shots?

 

All of our piglets vaccinations are up to date according to age and weight. Each piglet receives their first round of shots at approximately 4 to 6 weeks of age before finding their forever home. When the piglet reaches 6 to 8 weeks he/she will receive their second round of shots. After this, your piggy will only need yearly booster shots. Also, all of our piglets are wormed every 4 to 6 weeks.

How old does he/she have to be to take home?

 

Our piglets vary in age, but they must be at least 6 to 8 weeks old before they can go home. Ideally, a piglet spends the first 6 to 8 weeks of life being nursed by its mother and is weened when its teeth have come in and he or she is able to eat solid food. It mainly depends on the delicateness of the piglet, whether he/she is ready to go home or not. We only sell piglets once they have shown they are healthy, strong, and ready to go home with a loving caretaker or family.

 

What is the average lifespan of micro piglets?

On average the lifespan of a micro piglet is around 12 to 15 years.

Can you house train your micro piglet?

Absolutely! Contrary to popular belief, pigs are very clean animals! Piglets can be indoor or outdoor potty trained. For indoor training we recommend a small box or potty pads. In fact, most of our piglets are already potty trained before they find their forever homes!

How much does each piglet cost?

All of our piglets are individually priced according to breed, size, gender, and desirable traits. Our micro sized piglets typically range from $550 to $650 or more. 

 

Do you offer reservations?

 

Yes, we do offer reservations for a $100 non-refundable deposit . If you are interested in a piglet you may contact us to set an appointment for a consultation to meet him or her.

Do you allow visits before purchasing a piglet?

 

 Of course, anyone is welcome to set an appointment to visit our facility and hand pick their piggy before any deposit is given, to assure you get the piggy of your dreams!

Do you ship your piglets?

Due to their tiny size all piglets must be picked up in person. However, we offer hand delivery services.  

 

Where do your piglets come from?

All of our piglets come from reputable home breeders in Southern Appalachia.

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