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Old 03-10-2019, 06:05 PM
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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?
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:09 PM
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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.
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That’s exactly why we took our time finding a local breeder so we could see the herd. We’re looking between 30-60lbs. Hopefully the lower end.
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Unfortunately mini pigs vary...the term mini pig means a pig that hasn’t reached 300 lbs by its 5th birthday!

hopefully you had a good breeder and they were honest about the parents and how big your mini will get.

My mini is now almost 7 and is about 20lbs. Just shy of the expected 22lbs.

Porkee travels with us and our 3 small pups all summer and raises quite a commotion whenever we land.

Good luck with yours.

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Family friend has one, she has been a unbelievably amazing addition to the pet family for them. Super intelligent, great disposition, and I love the sound of her hoofs on the hardwood floor in their house.
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Yeah I do think we got a good breeder. Here is a photo of the little guy. He’s the one on the left with the white stripe on his nose

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My uncle ate his when it got too big. lol.

https://resources.bestfriends.org/article/mini-pigs
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Yeah interesting read. Here is a pic of the dad, he was pretty cool.
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My son has a problem with his neighbors pet pigs destroying his lawn around his house.
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Two of the people that go to horse shows with us have them. They love them and say the are great pets.
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Two of the people that go to horse shows with us have them. They love them and say the are great pets.
about the pigs or about your son having a bbq?
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Originally Posted by coastalfiberglass View Post
So we have been tossing around the idea of getting a mini pig for our shop pet/ home pet.
I knew someone that got a mini pig, they loved it even when it got to 300lbs.



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Unfortunately mini pigs vary...the term mini pig means a pig that hasn’t reached 300 lbs by its 5th birthday!

hopefully you had a good breeder and they were honest about the parents and how big your mini will get.

My mini is now almost 7 and is about 20lbs. Just shy of the expected 22lbs.

Porkee travels with us and our 3 small pups all summer and raises quite a commotion whenever we land.

Good luck with yours.

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Lord help me if my fiance sees these pics. We are a dachshund family, and agreed the next pup will be a corgi. She sees this and before I know it I have uncured bacon sleeping on the bed, too.
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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.
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Lots and Lots of stories about these pigs growing Wayyyyyyyy bigger then 25lbs. As i understand, they're diet is crucial to them staying small.
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On a different note I’ve been looking to add a Pygmy goat to the fishing crew.
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Lord help me if my fiance sees these pics. We are a dachshund family, and agreed the next pup will be a corgi. She sees this and before I know it I have uncured bacon sleeping on the bed, too.

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