ABOUT TRUE TEACUPS & MINI PIGS
Many times you will see Mini, Teacup, Nano, Micro, Extreme Micro used interchangeably. The different names are confusing. Where does the Toy Teacup Potbelly Pig fit?
By Barbara Dunham
Toy Teacup Potbelly pigs are a dwarf breed of the original Vietnamese Potbelly pig. These little pigs mature to about 25 pounds and usually under a foot tall. They are always black and usually have blue eyes.
Miniature potbelly pigs have been bred down over the years taking desired characteristics from other pig breeds to produce the small pig that we have now. Mature Mini Pigs range from 25-45 pounds and 12-14 " tall and come in a varity of colors, spots, stripes.
Toy Teacup Pigs and Mini Pigs have a sway back and a straight tail. However, Mini Pigs tails resemble that of a pony's tail. See photo at bottom of page. Male pigs are called boars. Female pigs are called sows. Both breeds are social animals, easily trained and devoted pets.
OUR PRACTICES FOR A HEALTHY HERD
We are very proud of the daily handling and care given to our teacups here at Little Pigs . We provide proper nutrition and quality veterinary care to all of our pigs with vaccinations, dental checkups, hoof care, and worming. The health of our animals is very important to us, and we follow rather strict practices. We maintain a closed herd, which means we do not bring in any new animals, embryos or semen. Once an animal is sold, it may not be returned. So that we do not unintentionally introduce disease into our herds, we do not bring our animals to shows, and we do not borrow or lend animals for breeding. All miniatures and teacups come with health papers showing up to date vaccinations, deworming schedule, and hoof trimming schedule. If you need transportation, we can arrange air transport within the US. We are a USDA registered breeder of Mini Potbelly Pigs and Toy Teacup Potbelly Pigs.