Don’t Be Fooled; Teacup Pigs are a Scam!

If you landed on this page because you are looking for “teacup pigs for sale,” “mini pigs for sale,” or “micro pigs for sale,” then congratulations!

I hope to save you some trouble if you’re considering buying a teacup pig. Many people have heard about these cute pigs that stay small go about trying to find one to buy or adopt. The problem is Teacup Pigs are a Scam! Many of these animals grow to be much larger than 100 pounds, and I don’t know about you, but if that’s teacup size, then-No, Thank You!

Now I’m not saying that pig breeders or pet stores are trying to scam the people. If they tell the accurate estimated adult weight of the pig, then it wouldn’t be considered fraud or a scam. The problem is when unethical breeders and pig sellers attempt to sell so-called “teacup pigs,” saying they will weigh 5 to 10 lbs or 15 to 20 lbs.

Providing they are honest with the probable adult size and the care required for owning a pig; then I don’t have a problem with that. Many people own these beautiful animals and would recommend them to others.

With that warning out of the way, the following article will give you more information about them.

Mini pigs, micro pigs, and Teacup Pigs are the most popular pet hogs. They are also known as Pygmy Pigs or Mini Piggy. They are miniature versions of domestic swine, including the Vietnamese Pot-Bellied swine, Choctaw hog, Juliana swine, and Juliana pig. If you’re considering bringing one home, there are several factors to consider.

First, pigs are notorious for their breeding habits, so it’s best to choose an outdoor space where you can bring your pig with shelter and room to dig, wallow and roam. Unlike cats, pigs require a constant supply of freshwater. Therefore, if you live in an apartment, a pig will not be an ideal pet. In addition, a teacup swine will need a permanent place to roam and should not be left in a basement or house alone.

 

Teacup Pigs are a Scam!
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Another common misperception is the belief that teacup pigs are easy to train and not a lot of trouble. These ‘pets’ need stimulation and lots of interaction, and without it, they’ll become destructive and depressed. While the teacup pig has become a popular option, there are also many disadvantages to owning one. For instance, you can’t take your ‘pig’ shopping or on vacation. Well, you could, but I wouldn’t suggest it.

The cost of a teacup pig is relatively high. Prices vary from 300.00 dollars to $3000.00. This makes it essential to have a solid budget and care for such a dependent animal. A teacup pig can live 15 to 20 years, so choosing a pet insurance policy is essential. The right insurer will cover your pig’s medical bills, as well as medical costs.

Because pigs don’t have a thalamus, they will continue to eat until complete. Even if you only feed your pig a good health portion, you still have the problem of where they will poop and pee. If you’ve ever seen pig diarrhea, then you wouldn’t even be reading about buying a pig. Lol.

You can also choose to adopt a teacup pig from a shelter. More and more animal shelters housing pigs because they tend to get abandoned at a higher rate than dogs or cats after they are adopted. Those with no space for a mini pig can adopt a guinea pig for a much lower price. If you’re not able to keep one yourself, consider sponsorship. Alternatively, you can donate money to a pig shelter.

You can also go to a petting zoo and play with them and other animals that will give you an idea of the size of these pigs and might keep you from making the mistake of purchasing a teacup lol, pig.