Teacup pigs, Mini pigs, Micro pigs, pocket pig, pot belly pigs, whatever you want to call them, this is about the sweetest little pigs you’ll ever see. These are descriptives, not breeds. Pet pigs come in all sizes. You really need to ask each breeder the sizes of the pigs they sell. You will find our sizes at the bottom of this page. Pet pigs are in the news and many people have seen Paris Hilton’s pig that she purchased from Royal Dandies and if you have searched on pet pigs you would have seen George Clooney’s favorite pet pig before his pig passed away. Pigs are unique animals and a pet of a different sort. They are similar to many of regular pets and again different. Like dogs they can learn tricks, go for walks with leash and harness and believe it or not if a stranger comes to your house they will often bark at them. They are possessive of their family and occasionally may have to be put into another room when company comes because they don’t want others close to you. See the similarities to dogs? Pigs will use a litter box like a cat.
Pet pigs are very intelligent and can train you just like they want you. Equivalent to a 3 yr. old they will keep you on your toes but also means they become attached to you. I have many times said that if you look into their eyes you can see your pig thinking. A pig will ponder a situation and find ways to accomplish what they want. That is one of the reasons that they can master complicated tricks like counting by honking a horn, sit, spin and going to the back door ringing a low hanging Christmas bells to go out to potty. Pigs love to sit by you (on you) on the couch or lay by your feet like your favorite dog.
Welcome to Angel Enterprise Farm, located in central Florida, we are proud to ship our teacup pigs for sale all over the USA and International. If you are looking for a baby piglet we have what you want. Not only do we have tea cup pigs, we also have Micro pigs and Mini Juliana purebred breeding stock. We started raising pigs in 2005 and in 2009 we invested over 5oK in purebred breeding stock.
We have continued to careful choose the matings to get just the right piglet for our customers with all the things they may want. Thin build, wide build, short pug nose or snout, long snout and a variety of different colors. Because of customer preference we normally have more pink piglets (white piglets) than the other colors. we have spotted from the Mini Juliana bloodlines. White, Black, Pinto’s and Tuxedo from the Micro Mini pig bloodlines. We even have a few red piglets to satisfy everyone.
What is a teacup pig?
Choosing a teacup pig for your family is hard. It doesn’t help that small pigs are called all kinds of descriptive names but nothing there to tell you the actual size. You have teacup pig, mini pig, micro pig and nano pig. You can even hear them called pocket pigs. Now if you believe that you can carry a pig around in your pocket then you also believe that a teacup pig is the size of a teacup Yorkie. They are not. Yes, they are a lot smaller than a regular hog and even a lot smaller than the original potbelly pig but they are not teacup Yorkie size. Each breeder you talk to will describe their own pigs by different names and unfortunately there is not a standard among breeders to a set definition.
Micro pigs were first used in the bio-medical research field because they are easier for the lab techs to handle and don’t eat as much.
My smallest are called Micro’s and I estimate 22-38 lbs when fed correctly. My teacup pigs for sale may be 45 lbs. A breeder in Texas, states his is 75 lbs, so you would need to know each breeders definition of their pigs. Be sure you ask the breeder you are talking to what they mean by their size. I list my pig’s size by inches in height from floor to top of front shoulder as weight is determined for the most part by how you feed your piglet.
What is a fair price for a teacup pig?
I am tired of reading on some other breeders sites that you have to pay $3500.00 for a teacup pig and that anyone that sells you a piglet cheaper is scamming you and selling you a huge pig. I offer my piglets at what I feel is a fair price so that families can afford them not just the elite. I would imagine since I have been breeding for quite a while (2005) and often keeping the special babies out of each litter that I have a lot more breeders than most farms. That allows me to have more volume and lower prices. When I started I invested over $50 K in quality stock so I am not a run of the mill backyard breeder, plus I love my pigs, they are not little dollar signs running around to me. As an ethical breeder we will always allow you to come and see our pigs and property and will ALWAY take our animals back should you not be able to keep them no matter what the circumstance!
- They love the company, and the snuggling. I do caution everyone to not leave dogs & piglets alone together. Just like children, they can play too rough. Little dogs can tear a piglets ear or worse.
Of course they can! Miniature Pig
Pigs are very clean animals and the fourth smartest animal in the world. If you have a pen with several pigs in it they will all go to one location to go to the bathroom. Think a pen of dogs would do that? Not hardly.
Teacup potbellied pigs and mini pigs are becoming more popular as the new household pet. Because are much smaller than the standard farm pig and even the original potbelly pig. Do they fit in a teacup? Of course not except when first born. But a regular pig can be 600-800 pounds or a full grown potbelly pig at 120-200 pounds. So you can see when they weigh in at 30-65 lbs they seem like a teacup size similiar to a teacup Yorkie as compared to a Great Dane.
The teacup pig’s life span is 14-16 years, and are relatively low maintenance pets, requiring similar care as a dog. However they do not navigate long stairs well but short flights of stairs are doable, the Mini Juliana breed navigate stairs the best.
Pigs should get some exercise whether you let it run back and forth through the house,take it on daily leash-led walks or let it play in the back yard or they will gain weight. If your piglet is getting too fat you can switch it to the Mazuri elder mini pig food which has less calories, increase their veggies or cut back on their feed pellets. Pigs eat like pigs which means they will eat endless amounts of food if you let them. They particularly like high-carbohydrate unhealthy food, (so do I), so it is vital to restrict your pet’s access to the food it craves. They will constantly search for food like little Hoover vacuum cleaners searching the floor for crumbs or other pets food dishes. They absolutely love dog food which is like Miracle Grow fertilizer for them. I think I can actually watch my pig grow after it steals dog food. Mini Pig food can be purchased in pet stores or special-ordered. One of the most popular is Mazuri Mini Pig food. Pigs are omnivores, which means they like all kinds of food (Gosh, I must be part pig too). They are not picky eaters they would just as soon eat a green bean as they would some corn so feed your piglet the healthier choice of foods.
While in your house they will want your attention just like a two year old child would. Give them toys to play with or a rooting box to play in. This keeps them stimulated and active and will give you hours of amusement. You must pig proof your house just like you would child proof your house for a 3 yr old. They are very intelligent and spend all their time trying to figure out how to get more food.
Teacup potbellied pigs and micro pigs make good pets because they are loving and very intelligent. You might be surprised to learn that they are the fourth smartest animal in the world. However, like many animals (people included) they are prone to laziness and aggression if not properly exercised and socialized. Occasionally, an adult pig may challenge their owner because in a pig family there is always an Alpha pig and in your family you are the Alpha pig. But just like in a group one of the lesser pig will challenge the Alpha pig so it can be boss. It is up to the alpha pig (you in your family) to put the lesser pig in it’s place. They will need to be reprimanded gently yet strongly, and taught to respect the owner’s authority. They take well to positive reinforcement when they are behaving well, but should not be physically punished. They can be well trained, if properly motivated by food and other rewards and have been used many times in shows doing tricks like playing golf, riding a skateboard , sitting on command and many other tricks.Sizes
Micro 10- 13 ” 18 – 35 lbs
Toy 13-13.5″ 35 – 45 lbs
Teacups 14.5 – 15.5″ 45-55 lbs
Miniature 16″ and up est. 60lbs & up
Please take a yardstick and place it on the floor by your leg. Then look where the estimated height of the piglet is on the yardstick. This is the estimated height of these piglets at maturity. Their weight if healthy and lean should be around 22-55 lbs. depending on the inches estimated. If you overfeed, or feed a poor choice of diet just like our children they will become obese. You can have a pig the size of a cocker spaniel or you can have one the size of a bulldog this depends on you.
Angel Enterprise Farm is the place to buy your teacup pig!