male or female piggie?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by key west chick, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Im thinking of getting a mini piggie next year. I know someone who breeds them on a small scale and only offers a few litters a year. My question is, which ones make better pets, females or neutered males? Her females or more expensive than the males.
  2. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

    May 4, 2008
    I think Nutered males are excellent pets with out the stud boar habits. If you get a female unfixed she will have heats and she sometimes will tend to be more grumpy during those times and in my opinion can be alot worst to deal with then a stud boars habits and some do and some don't but fixed gilts will have a great temperment too. I have a stud boar and he has a excellent sweet temperment but he does what a boar is supposed to when the girls are around but has no bad habits what so ever. There is Nothing wrong with getting a boar and fixing him so that he is a barrow which is a fixed male. He should act no different then a fixed dog.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011

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