“Before you even think about owning a pet piggy you should read this highly informative special report”
Are you considering owning a Micro Pig as a pet? If you are then you’ll probably have lots of questions about these cute little creatures and there will inevitably be a few answers that you might not have expected.
Some of the main questions being asked are…
• How do you find a reputable breeder?
• How big do Micro Pigs grow?
• What do you feed Micro Pigs on?
• How much do Micro Pigs cost?
• Can you train Micro Pigs?
• What is the law in the UK and US concerning Micro Pigs?
Despite what you might have already learned about Teacup Pigs, Micro Pigs and other types of pet pigs, there are some very important facts that you will need to consider before you actually buy one.
However, don’t worry it’s all good… at least most of it is.
I’m Joanne Rowe and I absolutely adore Micro Pigs but apart from sharing my passion, affections and even my home with them, I also breed them. In fact I’m one of the most respected Micro Pig breeders in the UK and I’m one of the most experienced in all aspects of raising and keeping these lovely animals.
As you might imagine, being a breeder and the owner of several pet Micro Pigs I very often get asked all types of questions about them. I’m always surprised at how little people actually know about them and so I’m more than happy to pass on my expert knowledge, advice and experiences.
I always think it’s in the best interests of the Micro Pigs’ welfare and of course for the owners’ benefit, to know exactly what to look for in a perfect Micro Pig. This includes where to buy them, how much to pay, what to feed them on and how to train them. Forearmed with this information you will be fully enlightened and in a position to decide clearly whether a Micro Pig really is the pet for you.
How it all began…
My family have been involved in farming livestock for more than 120 years, so I’ve always been around animals since my very early childhood. I still live on a farm with my family in Lancashire and it’s here that I first got interested in breeding Micro Pigs as pets, which I still do to this day.
Micro Pigs have not been around for very long and so it’s no surprise that many people know very little about them. They first came on the scene in Cumbria back in 1995, when they were successfully bred by a chap named Rob Rose. His selective breeding programme has resulted in the Micro Pigs we see today.
I was so taken… or perhaps I should say smitten with the whole idea of owning and breeding these beautiful animals that I embarked on my own breeding programme. I’ve also worked closely with Rob Rose over the years and learned much from him about this whole fascinating subject.
I have learned so much about Micro Pigs that even I, with all my previous years of experience of working with animals, have been totally overwhelmed by the immense pleasure these little creatures have personally given me.
I also know of many people whose lives have become so enriched with so much joy and happiness… simply because they now share their homes with Micro Pigs. However, I think this might not have been the case if they had not been well informed long before they made the decision to take on the responsibility of owning a Micro Pig.
And yes… it is a responsibility…
Just as owning a dog is big responsibility.
If, before people bought a puppy, they just realised that it will need a lot of care and attention for all of its life, then perhaps there wouldn’t be quite so many fully grown dogs now living sad lives within the confines of the many dogs’ homes up and down the country.
I certainly wouldn’t like to see this happen to Micro Pigs and so that’s probably the main reason why I have written a book. I’ll tell you more about my book in just a moment.
Another reason why I’ve written a book is because I simply get asked so many questions about Micro Pigs. I used to hand out short information leaflets completely free to people who were interested in knowing more about the subject but to be honest I could only ever cover the basics in a leaflet. In any case they were only ever meant to be just a simple guide.
However, as time has gone by I realised that there was so much more that people should really know about Micro Pigs. And I was also very aware that there was more and more completely wrong information and absolute myths showing up all over the internet.
Add that together with cute videos of Micro Pigs with celebrities showing on Youtube, the truth about keeping Micro Pigs was beginning to become quite distorted.
Confusion all around…
Sadly and as I had feared, the complete lack of understanding about Micro Pigs was beginning to result in unwanted piggy pets being dumped and ending up in dog homes and animal sanctuaries.
Unruly pigs were being rescued by the RSPCA and other animal welfare organisations and it just wasn’t fair. It didn’t need to be that way. If only there was sufficient information, education and expert advice available then none of these piggies would ever need to be abandoned in this manner.
Problems with keeping Micro Pigs often arise for several reasons including…
• Not knowing anything about the breeders
You should only buy from a reputable breeder who is licensed to breed and sell these animals. A reputable breeder will do all they can to ensure that the pigs they sell come from good healthy stock and will very likely have a good temperament.
• Not knowing anything about the various breeds of Micro Pigs
Micro Pigs and Teacup Pigs are one and the same, which just refers to the pig being rather smaller than a typical farm pig. However, there are also Pot Bellied Pigs, Kune Kune Pigs and other types of pigs, which are also reared as pets. If you don’t know your pigs then you’ll never know which type is best suited as a pet for you and your family.
• Not knowing how big your “Micro Pig” will grow
This can be a reality check for some people. They see pictures or videos of cute tiny pigs and think that they will always be that size. What they don’t realise is that it can up to 3 years for a pig to become fully grown and when this happens they simply fall out of love with it. A lion cub might look really sweet a 3 or 4 weeks old but it’s a different beast altogether at 3 years old!
• Not knowing what to look for when choosing a Micro Pig
You’re not expected to be an expert when looking at a pig for signs of health and perhaps deformities. However, there are tell-tale signs that could indicate possible health issues and that could mean lots of veterinary bills later on. Where would you start to look for these signs? Well the skin and the head are two areas but what would you be looking for?
• Not knowing what to feed your pig with and what to avoid
Many people think that a pig will eat anything and to all intents and purposes it will… if you let it. However, what you feed your pig on could affect its behaviour, its health and ultimately its temperament. Micro Pigs, just like any other pet need to be fed on a varied and balanced diet that will address its needs for specific vitamins and minerals. You’ll want your pig to have healthy skin, be physically active and happy. So what does it take to make him happy?
• Not knowing whether a Micro Pig will get on with other pets or children
Will a Micro Pig be okay with your children? Will it get on with your dog or your cat? Can they be harmful or aggressive? Or could it be more likely that your existing pet will attack your pig? If you want to ensure complete harmony in your household, regarding all your pets and of course your children then you need to know the answers to these vital questions.
You might have heard about or read about pet pigs being very destructive but this is not solely due to the pig itself. There can be many factors that affect a pig’s behaviour, which in some cases may be similar to that of a dog. You simply need to be aware of what the triggers might be and ensure proper training. It’s a bit like what they say about badly behaved dogs. “There are no bad dogs… just bad owners”.
• Not knowing if your home or garden is suitable for a pet pig
Where will your pig sleep? Where will your pig go to the toilet? Where will your pig play and what will it play with? Will your pig get on with other smaller pets you may have? These are important questions and there are appropriate answers, which should essentially be backed-up by many years of hands-on experience.
Who can you trust to tell you the truth?
Only someone who has owned and bred Micro Pigs could possibly know the answers to all these questions and that’s why I have written the book I mentioned earlier.
I’m sure you don’t want to be in for any nasty shocks or surprises when you do eventually decide to own a pig and I, as a dedicated pet pig owner myself and a responsible breeder, don’t want you to regret your decision.
If you know well in advance of buying a Micro Pig as a pet, absolutely everything that you possibly need to know then believe me… you are in for a very rewarding time with your new pet. I can categorically say that Micro Pigs make great pets and everyone that knows what to expect and knows how to look after them will testify to this fact.
Now, as I mentioned… I have written a book entitled “The Perfect Piggy”. This is a full-on guide to Teacup Pigs, Micro Pigs and other types of pet pigs. The information in my book is based mainly on my own personal experiences as a dedicated owner and professional breeder of Micro Pigs. I have also researched the subject intensively to include information about the law in respect of keeping and moving pigs in the UK and the US.
You’ll also find lots of useful information about pig health, which is backed up by veterinary guidance and advice. Absolutely everything about Micro Pigs is covered in my book. It’s not just a guide… it’s an owner’s manual and a reference book, which you will find invaluable as you learn all about your new pet over the coming weeks, months and years.
Not only have I covered all the things that most people don’t know about Micro Pigs, I’ve also included sections on…
• Whether you should consider buying or adopting a pig
• Whether you should choose a male or female pig
• Whether you should have your pig spayed or castrated
• Potty training your pet pig
• Behaviour and other training methods
• Daily care of your pet pig
• And even a section about breeding pet pigs
Well, if you end up loving your pet pig as much as I do you might even want to try breeding them for others to enjoy.
And that’s not all…
Over 100 pages long “The Perfect Piggy” book is all you will ever need to able to make a well informed decision about buying, owning, training and caring for your delightful Micro Pig.
A word of warning!
Please don’t buy a Micro Pig if you just want to…
Be like the Beckams, Katie Price, Charlotte Church or Paris Hilton. Owning a Micro Pig will not make you a celebrity and having one just because your favourite sports star, singer or actor has one is not a valid reason why you should own one.
Also… please don’t buy a Micro Pig as some kind of fashion accessory or just to be seen out with it. This will only give out all the wrong messages to people, who might then just follow your example.
And finally… please don’t buy a Micro Pig just because you think they are “cool”. You might think they are really sweet when they are piglets… but what then… when they get older… and perhaps don’t look quite so cool?
A Micro Pig is an intelligent, living, breathing creature with feelings and emotions and as with many types of pets it has its specific wants and needs. It needs love and care and it will repay this many times over. So please only choose to have a Micro Pig as a pet if you are prepared to go through all that owning one entails.
If you’re not absolutely sure what this is…
It’s all in my book… “The Perfect Piggy”
Now, I’m sure you wouldn’t be here reading this report right now if you were not interested in learning more about Teacup Pigs and Micro Pigs. And if you are serious about considering buying one as a pet then I really want you to be sure you are making the right decision.
For that reason I really want you to own a copy of my book… but not just for my professional advice, the expert information and to share my absolute passion for Micro Pigs.
It’s also for the sake of the little piggy that you will be bringing into the bosom of your family. The contents of my book is to ensure all goes well for all concerned and I guarantee that you’ll be absolutely delighted with the information, advice and guidance I have provided.
“The Perfect Piggy” is available to buy now from the trusted superstore Amazon.com. It’s available in paperback or on the Kindle.[ctapro id=58]
I truly hope you decide to own a Micro Pig as I’m sure you will enjoy the experience every day and your life will become so much more enriched.
My warmest regards,