pigs are gaining popularity and recognition as
great pets. This is due to an combination of extraordinary
traits that many people would not think of when
considering a pig, traits such as cleanliness,
diminutive size, friendly disposition and intelligence. Our pigs are 'true miniature' potbelly, Juliana and mixed. Our focus is on small good natured mini and micro pigs.
It is important to remember that there are no real standards for terms such as mini and micro pigs and breeders usually use these terms loosely to denote an animal that is smaller than it's farm counterpart.
Wees: We take a slightly different approach from other breeders with our pet pigs in that we like to bring attention to the adult pigs on our small farm. We want folks who wish to adopt a pig to come visit and get familiar with this breed and learn as much as they can before making an emotional decision based solely on a cute picture of a piglet. Seeing the adults pigs and learning the age, weight and size of the adults it infinitely more important than how many ounces the piglets are.
I recently had a client who put a deposit on a piglet and then contacted a rescue agency where she was told that there is no such thing as a mini pig, that they are merely starved pigs and that she should demand a refund. While this is not true, it does illustrate the frustration of those who rescue unwanted pigs purchased from disreputable breeders. It also shows the importance of learning as much as you can about mini pigs. This particular client had come and visited and met all of our pigs and was satisfied in learning that we don't starve our pigs and that the largest pigs on our farm are still quite small.
In all the excitement about teacups, micros, super micros etc., people tend to forget that these cute little piglets grow up and that these terms really refer to birth weight more than anything. We especially advise people to beware of the "Great deal" on a piglet. It's very common to end up with something not so mini a couple of years down the road. We strongly recommend that people get in touch with pig rescue agencies before making any commitment. Who knows you might learn that owning a pig is not for you or you might find a pig that needs a home. There are always pigs that have been abandoned and are in need of loving homes. While our
Wee Pigs are some of the smallest in the state
of North Carolina if not the US, we like to remind people that they do grow up. Our smallest
pigs grow to a mature weight of under 30 lbs.
and are only ounces when born.
Our largest pigs grow to about the size of what is called teacup- 15 inches in height and well under 100 lbs
which is still very small. These are the size
and quality that are being snapped up by celebrities
here and in Great Britain. Our pigs carry the
We have spotted teacup pigs available!