"Mini pigs" is a broad description that covers many different sizes of pet pigs. So let's start off by naming and distinguishing the different variations in mini pig sizing. Keep in mind, there is NO standard for sizing definitions and there is NO mini pig registry in Canada. So be sure to check with each seller you speak to in order to determine how they define the size of their pigs:
Potbelly Pig: 16" - 26" tall and could weigh up to 200 lbs
Mini Potbelly: 15" - 16" tall and could weigh up to 100 lbs
Teacups: 14.5" tall. This size is just another name for a smaller potbelly pig.
Micro Mini: up to 14" tall. This is the smallest of the crosses, you will notice a different body type then the potbelly and a stubby, squared off nose.
Mini Juliana: 10" - 14" tall. This is a breed in itself. Unlike the potbelly, the Juliana is very delicate boned and has a long nose and always has spots. Also known as the painted pig or spotted Juliana.
* It is very important to note that the above information lists heights based on IDEAL body condition. An overfed and under-exercised piggie can pack on the pounds in a big way - and you would be "enabling" your pig to be obese. A few inches of fat on it's back, and a "micro mini" can soon be lumped into one of the larger categories! Please read the BIG PIG page on my website to learn about this.
Introducing MICRO MINI PET PIGS from our little flock-
The premier breeder of MICRO MINI PET PIGS in Ontario, Canada!
our little flock does NOT sell unaltered piglets. All male piglets are neutered and all female piglets are spayed by our Vet before going to their forever home.
I do NOT sell breeding stock of our little flock Micro Mini Pet Pigs.
We DO sell to the USA and Internationally, as well as across Canada, of course.
MICRO MINI PET PIGS
Did you know that smuggling livestock (which a mini pig is - whether it is your house pet or not - it is still livestock and carries diseases much different and more threatening than a cat or dog) is a Federal Offense, punishable by the confiscation of your pig(s), plus fines and/or LOTS of jail time?
That is why Matt & I went to all the trouble of LEGALLY bringing our piglets to Ontario. They have been Vet inspected, passed blood tests, and are healthy little pigs. I will be documenting their growth, at different ages and stages, updating the website with pictures, so you, my customer, can rest assured that what I am selling is truly a micro mini pig. And remember, a mini pig breeder should always be willing to show you the parents of the mini piglets they have for sale. If a seller can't produce pictures, or says the parents are "off-sight", you would be best to just walk away. All piglets are small - they are babies after all. "Teacup" is just a term used to distinguish the micro mini's small size in comparison to its larger cousin, the standard potbelly pig. Please know that once your our little flock micro mini piglet (or any micro or mini piglet) is fully mature and done growing, you will need quite a large teacup to put it in!
In an effort to not contribute to the population of unwanted pets in the world, our experienced and qualified Veterinarian (Swine Specialist) spays and neuters all of the our little flock piglets. Our pigs are only bred once we have enough strongly interested and qualified customers on our Wish Lists. Each piglet goes to a committed forever home, of owners who have been educated about the special (yet very affordable) feed requirements of the Micro mini pig, required Veterinarian care, and their ease of ownership.
It is the applicants responsibility to find out if the By-Laws in their area permit the ownership of these rare little pets. In January 2012, I composed a letter for presentation to City Councils across Ontario asking that their outdated By-Laws surrounding pig ownership be revised to permit ownership of mini pet pigs. Many local By-Laws are out of date and list all pigs as Class 1 livestock, which in many places means it is not permitted to own pigs as pets. While I understand that owning a 1,000lb commercial sow is absurd within city limits, these new mini pet pigs make great house pets, just as do dogs. After all, it is permitted within city limits to own a Rottweiller, Bull Mastiff, Great Dane, Newfoundland and other large breeds that grow well above 100lb, so why not a mini pet pig? Many cities are not even aware that mini pet pigs exist. If you would like a copy of my letter, to present to your local City Council, please send me an email. After all, it is about education, and if people are not aware that pigs can be bred to remain under 100lb, then the outdated by-laws will never change. You may not get the By-Law changed, though the city may grant you a "temporary" exemption. Read about it by clicking "outdated by-laws" in the sentence above. I found, through contacting the cities, that many areas are open to granting exemptions. You just have to make that call.
our little flock Mini Pig food is available to purchase online. Simply visit our Mini Pig Food page to learn about all the great ingredients we have packed into this micro food, and then place your order through the our little flock Animal Shoppe!
Placing a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to be put on the Wish List, or paying for the piglet you have fallen in love with (if you can possibly choose only one) is easy, fast, and secure. Payments options are plentiful. You can email funds to our little flock through your online banking, or pay through our website using PayPal. For easy, fast, and secure payments to our little flock using your debit card or credit card through PayPal, please use this link below (note: included in the pricing using PayPal is a 4% fee which I am charged by PayPal for using their service. This fee is in addition to the purchase price and is not applied to the purchase price of a micro mini pet pig. our little flock micro mini pet pig pricing details can be found on the piglet pricing page.).
A micro mini pig is a much smaller version of the standard potbelly pig. The our little flock micro mini piglets will mature to about the size of an English Bulldog. A "standard" pot bellied pig can grow to 200lb or more. If you take a potbelly pig and breed it with a micro mini pig, you don't get a micro mini piglet. I just want every potential buyer to beware. And unless you have thought long and hard about being a breeder, let me tell you that you do NOT want an unaltered pig. A female that has not been spayed comes into heat about every 3 weeks. She will likely get squealy, moody, and irritable to be around. A male pig that has not been neutered is much the same, only his mission all the time is to breed - whether it is with your leg, your furniture, your cat! He may be aggressive, loud, and threatening - no matter what his size! This is why at our little flock, our piglets come to you already been spayed or neutered - this way you can enjoy your new little pet. More information is available on our Care of micro pigs page.
We are now accepting applications for micro mini piglets. Please fill out and submit the Micro Mini Pig Application Form if you are interested in owning an our little flock Micro Mini Pet Pig.
We will review your application, and if deemed acceptable, you will then have the opportunity to place a $500 non-refundable deposit on a piglet. Deposits are now being accepted year-round for upcoming litters. We do maintain a Waiting List of names for people wishing to own an our little flock micro mini pig. You will want to line up now for these babies!
Owning a pet pig, as with any pet, should entail a great deal of research on your part. Pet ownership is not successful when done on a whim or by impulse. I have done a lot of research into the care and time involved with raising a miniature pig in your home, as your pet. While we are just on the start of our journey as quality micro mini pig breeders, our goal is to maintain a reputation as a quality, sensible breeder of micro mini pigs, miniature Babydoll sheep, and miniature Zebu cattle. Our breeding stock are always on-site at our farm, our home, and guests are always welcome, by appointment. I encourage you to read articles such as this one called "What Is A Micro-Mini Pig?", as posted on the North American pot bellied Pig Association website, which debates even the existence of such a smaller version of the standard potbelly pig. I also enjoyed the article, on the same website, called "How Big A Pig Will I Be?", which will explain why I give a range when trying to describe how big (or little) an our little flock micro mini pig will mature to. Both articles are certainly recommended reading as you research your interest in becoming a forever home to a pet micro mini pig.
I have worked with an Animal Nutritionist and formulated a mini pig feed to provide optimum and balanced nutrition for our little flock micro mini pigs. I wanted to feed our pet pigs something that was affordable, without preservatives, and using the ingredients we already had on-hand as part of our nutrition program for our sheep and goats. our little flock Mini Pet Pig food is now available for customers to purchase, only available from our little flock. Please see our Mini Pig Food page for details.
You must know that pigs are very intelligent animals, and they could soon have YOU trained to feed them snacks at their beck and call! Snacks/treats for your micro mini pig are alright - in moderation. Healthy choices such as a few tiny apple slices and grape halves daily should suit your micro mini pig just fine. Just as what happens in humans from over indulging and making unhealthy food choices, your micro mini pig could balloon in size. My micro mini pigs are not underfed, food is not withheld from them, and just the same, they are fed the proper amount of mini pig food, always have fresh water available, get daily exercise, and are allowed to root and treasure hunt in the dirt - because they are pigs, and pigs think that is fun! Just as importantly, they receive Veterinarian care annually (more often if ever required), for the health of our family, all of our miniature animals, and all other livestock.
Our little breeding girls, Lola, Petunia, Wynn and Addie are only bred once a year. Our girls are not bred before they are one year of age. We plan to space litters out through out the year, and maintain a waiting list for each litter.
Pictured above is Lola, heavily pregnant, in November 2012.