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How Much Does a Teacup Pig Cost?

 
low costAdopted from a Sanctuary: $100-$200average costFrom Breeder: $600-$800
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Teacup pigs, also called "miniature pigs" or "potbellied pigs," are generally smaller than full-size pigs, and weigh 45-200 pounds when fully grown. While the miniature pigs are small in their youth, they typically do not stay this way. Most potbellied pigs have a lifespan of at least 20 years.

Typical costs:

  • There are dozens of miniature pig breeders who advertise pigs with a wide variety of names: miniature, micro, nano, mini or teacup. Less scrupulous breeders offer guarantees that pigs won't grow past a certain size, but these guarantees are typically unreliable. It is not uncommon to see photos of newborn piglets that are advertised as 2-4 months old. The pigs advertised from these breeders typically cost $700-$1,500, and most breeders require a $100-$250 deposit on the piglets.
  • Reputable breeders can often be found through professional potbellied organizations. Breeders sell pot-bellied pigs for $600-$800 and will provide registration, vaccination records, and spay or neuter the pig (often at extra expense). Breeders also often spend time socializing the pig, familiarizing it with human interactions and potty-training the pig.
  • Pig sanctuaries and rescue groups adopt pigs to prospective owners for significantly less than breeders. Many of the rescue groups are nonprofit organizations and charge nominal adoption fees. For example, Vegas Pig Pets, a pig sanctuary in Nevada, charges[1] $100 for adults and $150 for piglets.
  • Potbellied pigs that have not been spayed or neutered make less than ideal pets, and can have both odor and behavioral problems. (Potbellied pigs are capable of breeding as early as 3 months and neutering is strongly recommended[2] .) Neutering or spaying a potbellied pig typically costs $300-$500.
What should be included:
  • The potbellied pig should come with registration and vaccination records, Most pigs also are delivered to their owners already spayed or neutered.
Additional costs:
  • Care and feeding of a potbellied pig costs $20-$60 per month, depending on the size of the pig. Healthy Pigs sells a variety of pig feeds[3] made specifically for potbellied pigs.
  • Pet pigs, like any other pet, will require regular medical checkups and annual vaccinations. In particular, hoof care is vital for pigs to prevent future leg problems. Owners should expect to expect to spend $100-$300 per year on regular medical expenses.
Discounts:
  • The North American Potbellied Pig Association has a voucher program[4] to help pay for spaying and neutering of pet pigs. The voucher program pays for up to $50 toward spay or neuter of the pig.
Shopping for a teacup pig:
  • Prospective pig owners should be wary of unscrupulous breeders. NAPPA has a guide for choosing the right breeder[5] and also offers to connect prospective owners with breeders.
  • Pet adoption websites such as Petfinder[6] often list adoptable potbellied pigs.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.vegaspigpets.org/Las_Vegas_Pigs_need_Homes.php
  2.  www.petpigs.com/resources/potbellied-pig-ownership/should-have-my-pig-spayed-or-neutered
  3.  healthypigs.easystorecreator.com/items/feed-and-nutrition-items/list.htm?repost=1&start...
  4.  www.petpigs.com/what-we-can-do/spayneuter-voucher-program
  5.  www.petpigs.com/resources/potbellied-pig-ownership/choosing-the-right-breeder
  6.  www.petfinder.com
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