Miniature PotBellied Pigs...Anyone???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mrsgibber, May 18, 2009.

  1. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who has em', who enjoys em', what's it like owning em'????
     
  2. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Oh My!!! We have Madison. She is my baby, I love her to death! She is absolutely wonderful to have around. She is extremely smart and very clean. Maddie gets along with all 3 of our dogs and is interested in every animal that she sees. Piggies are more like people than you'd think. If Maddie gets in trouble for something she will pout. She talks all the time, and wags her tail whenever she hears us talk to her. Maddie is an indoor pig, and was just about completely potty trained when we got her. I still had to teach her that outside was definitely where she has to potty, but it was easy. You need to have patience with a pig, but I will always have one. We got Maddie from a breeder in Hawaii, who specifically breeds the Leavitt potbellied pig bloodline. Maddie is only about 25 pounds at a little over a year old. Not all Mini potbellied pigs will stay so mini. A lot of the pot bellied lines are also mixed with feeder pigs, which creates the big 200 pound pot bellies. I know that a lot of people are breeding for smaller pigs, but you have to be careful with that - If you'd get one, go through a reputable breeder. Do your research first - piggies aren't for everybody [​IMG]

    Here's Maddie playing in the dirt on a hot day. Typically she doesn't do this [​IMG]:
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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I have 2..and i'm getting a third this week. Love 'em!! [​IMG] But as belgian stated..they are not for everybody...research..research...research... and join piginfoandchat and piggymisfits. both are yahoo groups..and are awesome for giving advice and help!
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    So are these not the same as the "teacup" pig???
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I believe the teacup is a potbelly..but its just been bred down generations for smaller size. I think anyways.. [​IMG]
     
  6. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww....soooo cute! I know I'd love having one. I think I'd be keeping outdoors though. What are your thoughts on that? We already have a dog and two (soon to be three) indoor cats.

    I will definitely be reading up thoroughly before making my decision. It took me nine months before I got my chickens. [​IMG]
     
  7. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    I had one and they are a delight.
     
  8. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Teacup pigs?!?! [​IMG] Aww...I would love one!
     
  9. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    Quote:I did'nt know you're getting a third. let me have your address I want to send some thing for the new pig [​IMG]
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:I did'nt know you're getting a third. let me have your address I want to send some thing for the new pig [​IMG]

    NOoooo..you stay away from my piggy! [​IMG]
     

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