TESTIMONIALS, VALUABLE INFORMATION, AND FUN FACTS:
September 28 at 10:08am
OMG CJ. You are the best. I have loved this experience of raising my little Boo-zhee pig. She brings us so much joy. Her personality is contagious. I am so glad I found you! Thanks for everything! She is a diva and a superstar. I can't wait for her to meet her cousin Mr. Baron (Jack), adopted by Sharon's niece, Shaketta Bonita.
Sharon has worked closely with me by sending me updates on weight, pigtures, and guidance needed. This is a team effort. I do have the true micro mini pig genetics, the expertise, insights, feedback, research to provide what is needed for the new parent and the adopted micro mini piglet.
March 28, 2014
Thumbalina is still between 5.6-5.8 lbs. She doesn't look skinny, tho. In June,
Teens are adult micros that weigh under 20lbs: 13 to 19 lbs.
Nanos are in the 20 pound range.
Supers are in the 30 pound range.
Tiny are in the 40 pound range.
Small are in the 50 pound range.
Micro Minis are from 20 to 59 pounds when fully grown by 24 months old. They are descended from wild and feral breeds indigenous to different areas of the world. The smallest wild micro miniature pig is the Pygmy Hog.
Micro Mini Pigs are very different from Mini Potbelly Pigs. Potbellies are low to the ground, have short legs, waddle when they walk or slow run, have a fat head, neck, big belly, and wide butt. Their snout is also more flat. Mini Potbellies have a longer torso and body.
In comparison, Micro Minis are very agile, athletic, active, and fast. They can run over 25 miles per hour when being chased. They have a smaller head, belly, and butt. They have a distinct jawline and visible neck. They are more streamline. Their legs and snout can be longer. New parents tell me of their new micro mini piglet jumping out of bath tubs and doing a 180 degree turn in the air.
PIGGY ESSENCE has combined different breeds of micro minis to obtain our look and size. We produce micros as small as 13 pounds when fully grown, many growing only one pound or less monthly.
Teacup Minis are from 60 to 100 pounds when fully grown. The term and the size class was defined by the Murrays of Pennywell Farms in Great Britain. They used meat and heritage breed pigs for downsizing to get them to the category range.
Mini Potbelly Pigs can be from 100 to 250 pounds. There is no such pig as a micro mini potbelly. The head, belly, and butt is too big to get them under 60 pounds as a fully grown adult.
Boars are intact Males with testicles.
Barrows are Males the have been neutered.
Sows are intact Females that have Reproduced or are fully grown adults.
Gilts are juvenile sows.
Gilts are Sows that have yet to reproduce.
Micro Mini Pigs love water. They drink lots of it. They do not sweat. Actually, there is one spot on their body that does sweat.....their snout.
Micro Mini Pigs can swim.
Micro Mini Pigs are very affectionate and animated. They love to give and receive love and attention.
They will form a primary bond with their main caregiver and parent. Other secondary bonds can be formed, yet not as strong as the primary bond.
Micro Mini Pigs and piglets love blankets.
Micro Mini Piglets love being carried and walked on a harness and leash.
They are great members of the family, as they also love other pigs, dogs, and cats.
Micro Mini Pigs should not eat dog food, salty, sugary, or fatty foods. It is preferred to feed vegetables over fruits.
Brokers and Resellers:
There are brokers and resellers in the miniature pig industry that buy from the breeders, increase the price for the buyer, then pocket the sometimes huge profit. The profit can be from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Usually, the broker and reseller never sees the piglet, never feeds or provides care for the piglet. Does not do any vet interaction. Can not provide any professional guarantees for health, size, etc., as it is the breeder that knows their line, their breeding stock, the litter. Often the broker will agree to send the listed adoption price to the breeder, yet charge the buyer hundreds to thousands more. The breeder may even ship from their home, ranch, farm, etc. directly to the broker's buyer. Sometimes to cover the mark up and identity as a broker/reseller, the piglet will go to the broker and reseller will receive the piglet for a day, then reship to their buyer and client the next day. Their is an increasing trend for brokers and resellers to lie, misrepresent, and deceive that they are the breeder with breeding stock, barns, etc. You must ask to speak to the vet. Ask the vet if this person is the breeder. Ask for broker and reseller for new parent references. Ask the previous clients about who shipped the piglet, who raised the piglet. Keep in mind, Continental and Delta do not require health certificates for shipping a piglet, so a broker/reseller can get a piglet, keep one day, and then ship out the next. There are broker/resellers in California, New York, Florida, and more each month. Buying directly from the breeder will get you more care information, more support and guidance before and after arrival, true guarantees that only come from the breeder. How can a broker/reseller replace a piglet, if they do not breed? Also vitally important is you save huge amounts of money, so you can give more to your piglet, and human family. Buying from a breeder is the best and most logical way to bring a new micro mini piglet into your heart, home, family, and life.