DISCLAIMER: The terms Teacup, Micro Mini, Pocket Nano, etc. is just a term to describe sizing and these terms are not identified as breeds. Mini pigs will in No Way shape or form fit in your purse or pocket. All mini’s are essentially bred down over decades and are all potbellies or mixed with other breeds. There is not actually a breed called micro mini or teacup, just cute names to describe them and that goes for our business name as well. You should be very Leary of any promise of a “super tiny” pig. Sizing is dependent on many factors, average mini pigs range between 13-18 inches short, and weight varies dramatically due to genetics and proper diets just as in humans. you should anticiapte weights of over 50 pounds, although they are 3 times moer dense then dogs. Education and trusting your breeder is essential! No pigs weighing under 35 pounds full grown at 5 years have ever been proven, nor have any generational offspring been proven to maintain size.
COMING SOON THE AMPA-AMERICAN MINI PIG ASSOCIATION
The American Mini Pig Association was developed by a dedicated team of miniature pig breeders, owners, and veterinarians whom are committed to educating and advocating for miniature pigs, promoting healthy breeding practices, upholding the code of ethics for breeders and owners alike with the intent to help reduce the number of displaced pigs, bridging the gap between breeders and rescues, and improving the quality of the American Mini Pig as a breed.
Mission Statement: To educate, advocate, protect miniature pigs, improve breeding practices, as well as encourage responsible mini pig ownership.
Welcome to the home of our Lovable and Adorable Teacup and Micro Pigs!
We believe in Quality vs. Quantity and complete health for our pigs. We handhold and train every piglet from the time they are born until the day they join your family. We believe we are responsible for the beginning stages of socializing your mini pig until the day you do not need us anymore. We do not underfeed our pigs or promise unreasonably small sizes on our piglets, as a matter of fact, we do not have the “tiniest” pigs out there, just the best! Our piglets go to only the very best homes and we help in rescue and have 3 of our own that we have rescued, as potbellied pigs are the #1 displaced pet in America. We offer a full service experience, whereas we pre-and post-train every new parent, send texts of pigtures and videos along the baby stages, and stay in contact every milestone of your piggys life! Our home and phone are always open! We even offer free mini pig sitting to any local owners. Basically, you are not buying from a farm or a breeder that has too many pigs or litters to handle, we typically have 1 litter at a time and we go the extra mile to ensure the healthiest and most socialize pig you will find! Please look around the site at Pictures, Videos, PIG SIZE link, BLOG, and Frequently Asked Questions and then CONTACT US for more information and specific detailed questions. Below is some basic information on the different breeds and sizes of miniature pigs. Our wish is that other families can share in the joy our mini pigs have brought to our family!
The Miniature Pig Sizes: (Please note, mini pigs are dense in weight and cannot be compared to the sizing of dogs when it comes to weight. Even a 60-80 pound mini potbelly stands under your knee, and compared to a dog will look more like 30-40 pounds; pictures are deceiving as they are very short and stout.)
The sizes being mentioned on the internet, are the following-We breed Mini Potbelly pigs, Micro Minis and Julianna mixes. Our minis will weigh approximately 45-85 pounds and 14-19 inches short when full grown, which depends on genetics (parent and type) and lifestyle (how they live and eat.) Teacup or micro does not mean they will fit in the palm of your hand when full grown, it means they are MUCH smaller than their cousins!
Standard Potbellies (Potbelly): 18 – 26″ weigh up to 150-250 lbs average
Large Mini Pigs: 16-19″ This name given is just another name for a smaller pot bellied pig and weighs on average anywhere from 65-85 pounds. potbellies are a mixture of colors, but are predominately black, black and white, or pink with black and gray markings.
Small Mini pigs: 12 – 16″ (Originated in Europe and can be multiple mixed breeds, such as guinea hog, feral hog, Kune Kune, Mini pots, etc.) Average weight can be anywhere from 50-65 pounds full grown (3-5 year). You will notice a different body type than the potbellies and a longer, squared off nose., straight back with a nice curvature, smaller tummy and longer leg. They also weigh less than mini pot belly pigs, as they are more slender bodied, which makes them easier to handle for a longer period. Micro males can be pretty small, whereas the females can be up to 10-20 pounds heavier with any breed. We just added micro minis to our breeding program.
Juliana’s: 15 – 17″ Unlike the pot bellies the Juliana is very delicate boned and has a long nose and always has spots. Also knows as the painted pig or spotted Juliana. This is the smallest boned of all of the mini breed but many do not like it’s purebred look, we cross them to micros to get the smooshed in nose people want. Juliana pigs are an important part of our breeding program, they bring incredible color and the refined body to the party, purebreds are also very rare. Even if you get a 15 or 16 inch tall pig (which is still very small) it will be mostly because of the longer legs and the body is finer so they do not get as heavy.
The Small Pig breeds:
All breeds of piggies are highly intelligent, love other animals and people, make great indoor and outdoor pets, are easily potty trained, easy to teach tricks and walk on leash, and live upwards towards 15-20 years. They are truly amazing and unique pets! Best of all the have no dander, so people can own them with allergy issues. If you love dogs and cats, you will love these guys as much or more!
(These are not recognized breeds and are more for size reference than anything.)
About Vietnamese Potbellies – These miniature pigs are the most popular breed today and have an amazing disposition and attractive look. They have exaggerated potbellies, short puggy noses, short legs, and swayed backs (a sign of overfeeding in other animals) are completely normal and healthy. Their average height is 17-20 inches and their average weight about 70-200 pounds, and are succeptable to gaining weight easily.
About Juliana or Painted – Julians average between 14-16 inches and weigh anywhere from 50-70 pounds. They do not have an exaggerated pot belly, they have longer legs and snout, and are smaller boned or more dainty. Like the potbellied pig, they have a gentle disposition. True Julianas are always spotted.
African Pygmy or Guinea Hog – Truly Lilliputian, these miniature pigs weigh in at an average of 120-200 pounds and reach an average height of 18 to 22 inches. They are active, alert and highly intelligent. In contrast to the potbellied pigs, African Pygmies have straight backs. They bond quickly to their humans and love to be close to their favorite people.
Yucatan (Mexican Hairless) – These mini pigs come in both a small and not so small model. The larger breed can run upwards of 200 pounds while the smaller variety averages between 50 and 100 pounds. They grow to 16-24 inches in height.
Ossabaws – Averaging 14-20 inches and 25-90 pounds, Ossabaw’s have a fantastic temperament, bond well with humans and are very bright. These guys live up to 25 years so you’re practically adopting a child and raising him through college as much as buying a pet.
Kune Kune– Average 18-22 inches and 120-180 pounds. Kunes are often bright in colors, are more hairy in nature, and have a wonderful disposition.
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Jessica Rauch / Emmett, Idaho, Jessica Rauch