Charlotte Doesn't Want Mini Pigs Getting Abandoned
Around 90% of mini pigs get abandoned, and for many of them it is because people had unrealistic expectations for how small their mini pig would stay. If a breeder tells you that your pigs will stay below 50 lbs, there is a very good chance (very very good chance) that you are being scammed. Very few pigs will stay under 50 lbs and be healthy.
Breeders are out to make money. That is their primary goal. They will tell you what you want to hear even if it means that the very piglet they sell you will end up homeless or euthanized. Many breeders insist that you must limit the food of your piglet to 1/4 a cup a day to artificially keep your piglet small (and this result in irreparable health damage). So, please go to a rescue and adopt one of the thousands of pigs waiting for their forever home. Your 75-150 pound pig (the typical size of a mini pig) will be your best friend in the world. But you need to go into the experience with the right expectations!
Top pig health concerns answered by a veterinarian
Veterinarian Dr. Kristie took the time to answer 10 questions we had about Mini Pig Health. If you've ever wondered if your pig is a healthy weight, what the health benefits of spaying and neutering pigs are, or when you should seek immediate medical care for your pig, this video has answers to all that and more. And the best part is that Dr. Kristie specializes in mini pig/pot bellied pig health. So, she is speaking from years of experience working with mini pigs.