Welcome to the home of our Loveable and Adorable Teacup Mini Pigs! We believe in Quality vs. Quantity and complete health for our pigs. We handhold and train every piglet from the time they are born until the day they join your family. We do not underfeed our pigs or promise unreasonably small sizes on our piglets. Our piglets go to only the very best homes and we donate a portion of every piggy sold to a reputable Pig Sanctuary in support of abandoned pigs, as potbellied pigs are the #1 discarded animal. Please look around the site at Pictures, Videos, our forum of questions and answers, Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us for more information and specific detailed questions. You are also able to visit our forum and blog for more information. Below is some basic information on the different breeds and sizes of miniature pigs. We specialize in Vietnamese Miniature Teacup Potbelly Pigs and Teacup Potbelly pigs. These piggies really do make the most uniquely amazing pets ever! Our wish is that other families can share in the joy our piggies have brought our family!
Mini Pig Q & A………Is This a Pet That’s Right For You?
What are Miniature Pigs temperament, do they make great pets? Mini pigs have become a favorite pet around the world and are new to the US market first in the 80′s from Europe, and have increasingly became more popular in the last decade. Just like any other pet, each piglet has their own unique personality. They are incredibly intelligent, many resources credit mini pigs to be smarter then most dogs. They are very easy to litter train, leash train, learn commands like “No”, teach tricks, and most love to cuddle and kiss. They are extremely friendly with the whole family, although typically have a favorite person in the home that they bond with. They make very funny grunting, barking, and squealing noises and love to root, play, and graze in the grass. They can be compared to owning a mixture of a dog and/or cat. Most piglets choose one person that they are best friends with, and animals as well. They are the funniest pets I have ever owned.
If you are considering adopting a pet bird, it’s a big decision and one that will change the bird’s life and yours. Here are 7 important aspects of bird ownership to consider before you finalize your decision.
Life Span: Some parrots have a life expectancy of 70! This is a huge factor when adopting. Your age and general health should be factored into this decision. If you are older, adopting a pet that is expected to have a shorter life expectancy would help insure that you would always be there to take care of it. In matters of the heart, we don’t always get to choose who or what we love do we?
Clean Up: All pets are going to create the need for extra cleaning. However, there are some species of birds (powder down) that create a white dust that is a natural part of their growth and development.
When Jack and Debi Roney of Vienna, Va., decided to get a kitten, they set their sights on a lively, energetic animal. But that was before they met Minnalouche, a calico that a local humane society fostered. “She seemed to need a lot of love and warmth,” Debi recalls. “When I picked her up, she snuggled under my sweater. She seemed to really need me.”
Feeling needed appealed to the Roneys then, just as it has in the 13 years since they adopted Minnalouche. Steve Aiken, an animal behaviorist from Wichita, Kan., understands why. Adopting from a shelter, humane society or rescue group “means helping a cat who’s already there and needs the love of an owner,” he says.
The Joy of Adopting
When you adopt a cat, there’s the obvious benefit that you’re providing a home for the animal. But there are more advantages, including:
- Socialization Many shelter cats were previously owned and socialized, so they’re more likely than strays to make a happy adjustment to your household.
- Expert advice The staffs at animal shelters can help take the guesswork out of choosing the right pet. Since they interact daily with the kittens and cats, they have a feel for their moods.
- Lower costs Adopting a cat is less expensive than buying one. You can save money in medical costs too. Many cats have already been spayed or neutered and if they haven’t, shelters usually reimburse a portion of the cost when a spay or neuter is requested.
A good way to begin finding the “perfect puppy” is to decide what kind of dog you want. Think about what type of dog would be suitable for you and your family. A large dog? Medium? Small?
What type of temperament would you like in your dog? Enthusiastic and exuberant all the time? More independent and aloof? Something in between these two types?
What about hair length? Shorthaired dogs? Longhaired dogs? A quick tip: longhaired dogs require regular grooming and can be high maintenance. Another thing to consider is that different dog breeds have genetic health issues.
Larger dogs are susceptible to hip dysplasia. This is a degenerative disease that affects the hip joint. When a dog with hip dysplasia matures, the hip joint and socket can no longer bear the animal’s body weight. The dog will have a difficult time running, walking or even standing. The only cure for this condition is surgery.
Smaller breeds of dogs have genetic concerns of their own. Dogs that are in the “toy” breed category, such as the Pug, the Pekingese and Lhasa Apso, are prone to breathing problems. These dogs have a short muzzle (or nose), which affects sinus and nasal development. Breathing problems are oftentimes not evident in a puppy. They become apparent only as the dog matures.