Where Can I Buy A Real Teacup Piglet?
We’ve all heard about teacup pigs. They are these adorable little pigs that stay under 20 pounds. Sometimes they are called pocket pigs or micro mini pigs. And we’ve all heard the stories about pigs like Esther the Wonder Pig, where someone was promised that they were getting a teacup piglet when in reality they ended up with a full-sized pig. So, many people are left wondering, “Where can I find a genuine teacup pig?”
I thought it would be useful to create a guide to finding exactly that.
The first place I suggest looking is in the pet store next to the unicorn babies. Pet stores tend to keep their mythical creatures together. And if you are lucky, the pet store might even have ultra-micro-mini piglets. These are the piglets that are not even visible to the naked eye. Be sure to pick up an electron microscope for interacting with your ultra-micro-mini pig.
If the pet store is sold out, the next place to go in your search for a teacup pig is to find a trust worthy breeder. Yes, do your research. And don’t expect it to be easy. You are looking for a human that takes animals, creates artificial situations to get them pregnant intentionally and then sells their babies for a profit long before the mother would ever leave her child’s side. That sounds like the kind of person that you can trust, right? You also need to make sure that this person who is solely motivated by making money off selling someone else’s children has your best interest at heart. So, when they promise that your piglet will stay small forever, just ask them to pinky swear on it. That should do the trick.
And make sure that the breeder talks poorly about other breeders that ‘lie about their pigs’. Trustworthy breeders will assure you that they are the real deal. They will tell you exactly what you want to hear, but the difference between them and the scam-artists is that they really mean it. So, the bad breeders will say they sell ‘Genuine Teacup Piglets’ whereas the good breeders will say they sell ‘Genuine Teacup Piglets’. Can you see the difference? And a good breeder will back up their piglets with a promise that as long as you don’t ever feed your pigs, they won’t grow (or they will give you your money back).
One final place you can look for a bona fide teacup piglet is at your local shelter or mini-pig rescue. Now, be prepared to feel like your eyes are deceiving you. They are going to look like the weigh closer to 75-300 pounds. But, I promise you, these are the very pigs all the ‘trust-worthy’ breeders are selling as teacup piglets. And as we know, breeders never lie. They would never create webpages that look fully trustworthy with all kinds of promises and images showing ‘full-grown adult teacup pigs’ when in reality they were breeding young pigs to deceptively claim they were full grown adult versions of your piglet. And they’d never under feed them or over inbreeding them just to make money. And since we know we can trust breeders, clearly these giant teacup pigs must be teacup pigs. They are all the result of some careless pet parent actually feeding their pigs a sufficient diet. And remember, the only way to keep a teacup piglet small is by not feeding them. So, these pigs’ larger sizes can all be chalked up to user error.
The good news is, even at 300 pounds, a teacup pig will be your best friend. And pigs are always small at heart. In fact, every pig is certain they are too small. They demonstrate this by constantly wanting more food.
Here is tiny (in her mind) teacup pig Pumpkin who grew because of her parents feeding her.