Where To Buy Micro Pigs?

How can you select one that will make a good pet?where to buy micro pigs

Start by doing some research. Check the classified section in your local newspaper under “Miscellaneous Animals” or “Exotic Animals.”

Write to or call one or more of the micro pig registries and ask for names and addresses of breeders located near you.

Check local pet stores and feed stores. Some have pet pigs or can get them for you. Perhaps they have connections with breeders that supply them.

Next, visit breeders, feed stores, and pet stores that specialize in pet pigs. Look over their stock carefully.

Are the pigs living in clean surroundings? A pig from a clean environment will be easier for you to house-train.

Are their eyes clear?Are their skin and coat free of flaking skin? Does the seller offer a health guarantee? Will you have time to get a veterinarian’s advice on your purchase? Are you furnished by the seller with health records for immunizations, vaccinations, and deworm-ing? Are you given, at time of purchase, either a registration certificate or individual litter registration certificate for the pig? Are the animal’s parents or pictures of the parents on the premises? Has the pig been properly socialized and handled since birth? Does it continually squeal when you pick it up? Does it try to bite?

How to Pick the Right Micro Pig for You

Do not buy a pig on an impulse—because it is cute and irresistible, for example. Take the time to get to know the pig breeder’s stock and handling methods. If that is not possible, spend as much time as you can with the pig you want to take home.

Micro Pig Temperament

Be sure that the breeder has socialized the micro pig properly before you purchase the animal. It is important that the breeder has handled the babies almost every day from birth. A micro piglet that is familiar with handling will be easier to train and less stressed when you or your veterinarian needs to hold it.

Can you pick up the pig and hold it? Many pigs will squeal for a moment or two when picked up, a natural behavior inherited from wild ancestors. The quiet, passive piglet made a lovely meal of young pork for a happy predator. When a piglet squeals, do not take it as a personal rejection. A well-socialized piglet will quiet down after a minute or two.

If the piglet does not scream when the breeder picks it up but does when you hold it, don’t despair. This behavior indicates that the piglet is bonded to the breeder; the animal will normally transfer this bond to you within a few days. If the piglet does not quiet down in that time and continues to squeal or scream, you might want to choose another one.