When looking to purchase a miniature potbelly pig, many are informed of horror stories from others such as “I bought a miniature potbelly pig last year and he is now over 100 pounds when he wasn’t supposed to reach over 30!”
In most of these cases, the pig was an actual miniature but due to poor education on the breeder’s part, the new owner was unaware of the proper diet and feeding restrictions. Diet is the most important component of a mini pig’s health but without it, he or she will not stay so “mini”. It is my ulitmate goal to educate all of my customers on the proper handling and diet of their new addition in order to ensure the piglet lives a healthy and full life! When you purchase a piglet from me, you receive a care manual that I put together when I first started breeding. This manual is very detailed in: diet, behaivior, nuetering/spaying, housing, and training ect.
I also recommend for people to do some research on their own as well to ensure they are well-rounded in all the divisions of the care and diet of miniature potbellies. The piglets from my litters are estimated to weigh around or under 40 pounds but please know that no one can guarantee this weight. Each piglet has its own genes that tell its body what to do. With that being said, their weight should NOT stray far from their parents size. A comfortable and healthy weight should look as so: no neck fat, belly not touching floor, and just a slight curve in back. However, butt bone, spinal cord and ribs should NOT be visible! My breeder, Susan, is in the picture above. As you can see, she is a perfect example for a healthy weight giving her size. Her belly is above her knees, slight curve to the back with meat still on bones and a clean jowl (neck).
I understand there is a lot of questioning about miniature pigs in general and their mature size. As your potential breeder, I feel that it is my responsibility to educate you with only the truth about your new pet. I constantly post updated photos of my breeders who are beyond their mature age thus, their size being mature as well. If anyone has any questions or concerns, all of my breeders are on site and anyone is more than welcome to come and meet them up-close and personal. That includes petting and feeding them treats. All of my pigs are very docile, friendly and love attention. I want my potential clients to be 100% positive on their decision and in my opinion, hands-on contact is the best decision maker