A special Christmas message:
Mini pigs should NOT be given as Christmas gifts!!!!
There are HUNDREDS, maybe even thousands of unwanted pigs looking for the right family to adopt them now. For several months after Christmas, and once the novelty wears off and the work begins, we are bombarded with rehoming requests for pigs purchased as Christmas gifts. Please don't be "one of those people".....if you are seriously considering adding a mini pig to your family AND you are prepared, educated, have a vet that will see pigs, we can help you find a pig that is just as good as one you'd pay a lot of money for. Please check out pig rescues and reach out to rehoming networks to see if there are any available pigs before spending a lot of money to get the same pig you could get for little to no money. Seriously, we go through this every. single. year.
Below is one of my favorite videos of all time. It's similar to what it's like to have a pet pig and know nothing about them or how to take care of them. I thought I knew more than I actually did. Even when you "research" pigs and make the decision to add one to your family, no matter how "prepared" you think you are...YOU'RE NOT PREPARED ENOUGH. Essentially, something will happen that you're not expecting, perhaps a potty accident, a broken cabinet door, or even a fencing issue you didn't know you had will surface as your pig is settling in. I cannot think of one single person that has literally never had any kind of challenge with their pig, whether it was the first one or fifth one, at some point, all of us have been surprised by something our pig has done, gotten into, gotten out of, the way they were acting, etc.