There has been lots of talk whether or not teacup pigs are indeed real. There are several horror stories out there about backyard breeders taking advantage of pet owners by selling them full grown pigs instead of micro teacup pigs.
So does this mean teacup pigs are made up and just a myth? Does this mean teacup pigs are just a scam?
The answer is no. Teacup pigs are real. They are very real indeed. That being said full grown they do not fit inside of a teacup. As adults they can be anywhere between 15-50lbs. This does not mean that they are huge. In fact compared to potbelly pigs that can be 100-200 LBS teacup pigs are significantly smaller.
So now that we know that teacup pigs are real how do you find a requital breeder?
This can be hard. Cause in most cases finding a true teacup breeder in your state is not very likely.
BE VERY AWARE OF BREEDERS OFFERING EXTREMELY CHEAP PIGLETS!!!
If you find a breeder that is claiming to have a teacup piglets under $1,500 you are most likely looking at a scam or a piglet that will end up quite large.
Ask if you can see the adults. If a breeder is not willing to let you see the adults you should be very concerned. That is definitely a red flag!!!
One other indicator is if a breeder has spotted pigs also known as Juliana pigs. These piglets usually stay small and can be an indicator that Breeder truly has Micro sized piglets.
One thing to do as well is ask for references. See if the breeder has testimonials of happy clients that have adopted the piglets. Chances are if the breeder has a bunch of customers they are selling what they say they are.
One thing to be wary of is guarantees!!! There is no way a breeder can know exactly how big a mini pig will get. You must follow a strict diet with your teacup piglet to insure that it won’t get too big. When a breeder offers a size guarantee usually there is a bunch of small print. Make sure you read that small print. Again, we advise to be very wary about Guarantees!!! It just acts like a false sense of security.
Always ask for pictures of the parents. The breeder should have their adult breeders listed on the websites. If a breeder is not willing to show you the adults be cautious.
Always make sure that the teacup pig breeder is willing accepts either Paypal or Credit cards. This will offer you a form of protection. Never send cash or wire funds if at all possible.
Mini pigs can be delivered through the air. Airlines have went out of their way to make sure transferring pets is convenient and safe. Little piggies can get stressed out easily but being shipped through the air they will be held in a climate controlled and noise controlled place.
I hope this article has helped in your search for a teacup pig! Don’t trust all the hate websites. Teacup pigs do really exist. They make great lovable pets. They are very clean and can be trained to do tricks like dogs. Each of them have their own personalities. I recommend you get one they are unique and you will fall in