Your Guide to Micro Piglets
All of our piggies will arrive to you quite tiny and will grow to a relatively small size as an adult. The physical similarities stop there. Micro pigs come in a variety of size categories, colors, and of course, personalities! Learn about them below.
We offer piglets who fall into four size categories:
Small micros will be in the 50 lb range
Tiny micros will be in the 40 lb range
Super micros will be in the 30 lb range
and Nano micros (like Emerson) will be in the 20 lb range
Our piglets also come in a variety of colors and patterns
Piglets can be black like Emerson, but may also be chocolate,red,white (really classic “pig pink”),silver, strawberry, ortan, and may even be striped, spotted, or tuxedo (mostly black with white on chest and/or feet.)
Likes, Dislikes, and Behavior
Each and every piglet will have his or her own unique personality. However, there are certain things that most piglets will do, and certain behaviors which can be expected.
-micro piglets love water. Emerson once tried to climb into his water dish at the beach! get a plastic kiddie pool for your piggie to wallow in… he will love it!
-micro piglets love blankets. Emerson’s bed is a basket with a blanket in it which he loves to burrow in. I slept with the blanket for a week prior to his arrival to give it my scent. it really helped with the bonding process!
-micro piglets make noise; this is how they communicate with you. It’s important to get to know your pig’s oinks and squeals in order to know how to respond to them. just like a baby, your pig can be trained not to cry. but he will still oink hello when you walk in the room!
-micro piglets like to be held. HOWEVER, it takes time for them to adjust to it. be patient and let your pig come to you. gently get him used to being picked up, and soon your arms will be his favorite place in the world!
-micro piglets are loyal. once your pig is bonded to you as his primary caregiver, he will be totally dedicated and attached to you. they love to give and receive affection, and are truly priceless members of the family.
-micro piglets are highly trainable. Emerson was litterbox/house trained in one day. He was leash trained in two days. your pig will learn many tricks if you reward him with fresh veggies. they are some of the smartest creatures on Earth.
-micro piglets love to eat. Emerson goes nuts over lettuce, string beans, and cucumbers. it’s important to be careful not to overfeed your piglet (they will eat without knowing when to stop) in order to avoid health problems and maintain their small size.
-the saying “sweating like a pig” is not true! the only part of your piggie which can sweat is his nose. keep plenty of fresh cool water available to keep him comfy and hydrated.
-micro piglets love to play. Emerson likes being chased around the living room. because of their small trim size, mini pigs can run, jump, climb and be very active. this is helpful, in addition to diet, in maintaining ideal weight.