is no such thing as a miniature pig, or a pig that
grows to the size of a Jack Russell or Beagle! Not
in Australia or anywhere else in the world.
I have never seen any and believe me if they existed,
I would be the first in line to buy one. I am on
3 Pig Lists with world wide members and no one has
a fully grown adult pet pig that is 30 kilos.
Think about this, a fully-grown male wombat grows around 40-45 kilos they are heavy, stocky, robust animals just like pigs, so how could a pig when fully grown weigh 30 or 40 kilos? Bullmastiffs and Rottweilers aren’t bred down to 30 kilos, because it isn’t possible to have such a large animal bred down that small.
Some breeders are genuine and honest and will tell
you that their piglets will grow to a reasonable
and manageable size of about 70 to 90 kilos or more
but not less.
Other breeders are just really good “Sales”
people, telling you what you want to hear. Some
breeders also keep their breeding pigs confined
in pens and are fed once or twice a day with out
exercise and tend to look thin or underweight, but
if given the opportunity to graze on grass and eat
like a “free range” pig they would look
a whole lot different.
like to share some important information with you.
In the last 8 years searching for a “real”
miniature pig, my quest took me to South Australia,
Victoria and New South Wales, looking for something
that just didn’t exist. Disappointing?? Absolutely!!
I visited several breeders, taking photos, viewing
pigs, asking questions, listening to their information,
knowledge and perhaps their intentional or unintentional
lies about size?? Petite, pee wee, pigmy, mini,
dwarf, midget, shrimp, tiny, or what ever these
breeders want to call them? These breeders “swear”
that these extraordinary small pigs exist, but where
are they? Why is it that many people, including
myself have been tricked into buying these 30 kilos
pigs to find out they are still growing. I’m
not out to sabotage businesses or give breeders
a bad reputation. I just think people selling pigs
should be honest to potential pig buyers and new