(Closed) Does anyone have a micro pig?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Would you ever have a micro pig?
    No - Gross! : (10 votes)
    20 %
    Yes - They're so cute and smart! : (15 votes)
    30 %
    I wish I could, but can't : (25 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
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    3157 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t have one… and don’t know anyone who has had one, but I’ve seen a few shows on them and I’ve heard that many don’t actually stay small. But otherwise they sound adorable!

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Ah, well, I voted “No”, but I don’t think they are gross!  They’re pretty cute.. just not for me!

    Post # 6
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    3157 posts
    Sugar bee

    I wanted to know more about whether they would stay small due to genetics or unnatural means so I searched around a bit. To me it sounds like they only stay small if you restrict their diets to the point they aren’t getting the proper nutrition…IDK…sounds kind of sketchy to me, but at least if you loved it and didn’t mind if it did get large and the cost of keeping it, I would go for it either way, but then you are encouraging breeders to keep duping people into buying the babies under false claims. 

    http://www.teacuppig.info/

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I have seen adorable pictures. And I LOVE pigs. They are smarter than dogs and closer to humans. And they are extremely clean. 

    It just seems like a huge commitment that I would need to do a ton of research before to make sure its humane… I would only get one if I had the space and time to take care of an animal like this.

    Many people get novelty animals and then get rid of them because they don’t realize how much work they are. Its little things that people don’t think about that end up costing tons for exotic pets (finding a vet, proper food, travel)

    Every time I see them though I want one so bad!

    Post # 9
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    3157 posts
    Sugar bee

    @thesweetroad:  Hi sorry, I’m not trying to be combative or anything, but just from all the other stuff I’ve been seeing is that the parents aren’t a good judge of how large the babies will be because they can breed at such a young age and the parents will be very small if they weren’t fed properly as they have stunted growth. Anyway, I’m sure you will/would do your research and be wary so that you don’t end up in a bad situation!

    Post # 10
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    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I agree that they are very cute, but they’re still pigs which means they’re a huge commitment. I’m sure if you really wanted one, you could easily find someone who’s trying to get rid of theirs. I personally would not want to support any micro pig breeder.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I waaaaaant one! : D

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    It’s not anywhere close to you, but also not TOO far. Look on craigslist in imperial co., the dad and mom are anywhere between 15-18lbs and there are pics of the cute little babies. Hope you find what you’re looking for!

    Post # 15
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    2605 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve heard that micro-pigs/teacup pigs etc. don’t actually exist and are not a real breed–they WILL grow into a regular-sized pig. 

     

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