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Old 03-11-2019, 02:39 AM
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Old lady in my small town decided to get one of these. Neighbors tried to talk her out of it. "What will you do about the smell?"

She said "He'll just have to get used to it."
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan_F View Post
Pigs’ final size is determined by both genetics and food intake. This means that a well fed “mini” pig will grow quite big if overfed, regardless of the size of its parents.
feed them like a pet and you have a hog.
They basically have to be starved, according to the hog.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:17 AM
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For later.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:32 AM
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Yeah....It's a good idea..........
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:44 AM
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Last year we were at a ice cream stand and a couple had a young mini pig with them. It was around 2 or 3 months old.

The sound that came out of that little pig was incredible and not in a good way. The squeal was really LOUD.
It did love ice cream though.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:57 AM
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My wife keep mentioning getting one, I keep mentioning as long as she doesn't mind eating it at some point because that is the only way we will get one. Same with chickens, rabbits, or anything else beyond a dog or goldfish.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:14 AM
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Geez........Damn things break when you drop them....

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Old 03-11-2019, 05:31 AM
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My wife and I "babysat" a friend's mini pot belly for 3-4 days while they traveled looking at houses in FL. It was not pleasant. I attribute much of the negative experiences to the fact that it was spoiled an undisciplined. Someone mentioned the noise . . . holy crap is that right! The squeal is very loud and extremely grating on the ears, especially inside a house. It's akin to 10 people screaming at once.

This one had food obsession, and squealed everytime it was hungry or didn't get it's way, which was often. Being woken up in the middle of the night to that sound is borderline heart attack inducing. Having to hear it in the morning while preparing it's breakfast was not a good way to start the day either. It also didn't like to be touched or handled, and bit you even if you were just putting on it's harness. It chomped on my fingers several times while giving it treats too. It clomped over our hardwood floors with its hooves, and it would make me nervous when it got spooked and did "burnouts" on the slippery floor.

Again, I will caveat all this with the fact that 1) it was away from it's home with strange people, and 2) it was spoiled to death and ate whatever it wanted and it's owners fawned all over it regularly and gave it no discipline. So, like any animal, it was probably acting out. But after that experience, my wife and I agreed that we would not really want one as a pet as it seemed like a lot of work for two people with full time jobs. I hope your experience is better, good luck!! BTW, when we watched it it was about six months old and weighed maybe 20 lbs. It now weighs over 200 lbs.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:37 AM
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A friend when he was bacheloring it had a mini....got'ta say you knew it the second you walked into his place. The last I saw Jim's his pig had to be upwards of 150 lbs. The pig eventually went to a farm because it was to big for Jim to deal with.
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As many dogs and cats out there that need good homes people want pigs.
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Originally Posted by rusbob View Post
Used to have a neighbor that had a mini pig that turned into a mighty pig. It was 200 pounds plus. Still a sweet pig it just didn’t stay mini.
That's the same issue I've seen in the past. A baby mini pig and a baby regular pig look the same.
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:31 AM
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Pet mini pigs. Didn't even know that was a thing. The number of people on here with experience is amazing. There is literally NO WAY to stump THT!
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So we have been tossing around the idea of getting a mini pig for our shop pet/ home pet. Well we took the plunge today! We found a local breeder of
American mini pigs found a little guy we like so we put a deposit down. He gets fixed tomorrow and we pickup next weekend. Needless to say my kids are pumped up so is wife but I’m a bit nervous. Lol. We currently have one 4 year old dog and 3 sons. Should be interesting to say the least!
His name will be Aurthur called Artie!

Anyone out out there have any input or have one?
Thanks
bad idea apparently you didn’t read much. They are not not nice but they will eat anything everything and will not stop eating. Get ready but they are marketed as small lol nope good luck with that! Keep us posted they are funny but a French bulldog is a wayyyyyyy better pet watch your toes they bite toes really!
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by wezie View Post


feed them like a pet and you have a hog.
They basically have to be starved, according to the hog.
Apparently you haven’t heard a hungry pig! 24/7
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
A friend when he was bacheloring it had a mini....got'ta say you knew it the second you walked into his place. The last I saw Jim's his pig had to be upwards of 150 lbs. The pig eventually went to a farm because it was to big for Jim to deal with.
You know what happens to pigs on a farm..............
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:24 AM
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Reading all the responses, this sounds like a great idea. Lol.

Can we make this thread a sticky? OP- please post daily and keep us up to date!
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by olsaltydog View Post
My wife keep mentioning getting one, I keep mentioning as long as she doesn't mind eating it at some point because that is the only way we will get one. Same with chickens, rabbits, or anything else beyond a dog or goldfish.
Cat?
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You need to wok pig!
Sometime sweet, sometime sour.
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Cat?
Me and cats dont generally see eye to eye. I prefer obedience, cats just dont give a damn.
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