Possibly you have just began your search for a teacup pig, or maybe you have been comparing websites for quite some time. If so, you will recall that, just as in the teacup dog business, everyone seems to "PROMISE" you a tiny pet pig. This is not the case--and can land you with a very large animal that most people are not set up to keep in the house.
To the newcomer, there is NO way to tell a newborn potbelly big (100-200 lbs. at maturity) from a true mini pig. Beware of breeders posting newborn pigs for sale--this is recognizable by just skin and not much hair. Their purpose in doing this is to sell quickly, before the piglet begins to grow.
Another major importance is knowing the true sizes of the piglet's parents. Teacup pigs can get pregnant at very early ages. However, are not fully grown until age 2-3 years old. So if someone has a 1 year old mother, and a 5 month old father pictured. This is very deceiving for your estimated adult size of your pet. You are not looking at adults..you are looking at pigs bred too young. To know the difference, you really do have to be educated on how pigs look as they mature. Please take a moment to visit our parent pigs page, and we will reveal information you will not find anywhere else.
To make our name and reputation stand out from anyone else...Posh Pigs is the only known breeder who is documenting AGES AND WEIGHTS of our breeder pigs, through veterinary records and annual USDA inspections with blood draws for herd certification.
This is a very touchy subject, because MOST breeders DO NOT want you to know or see how big their breeders really are...that is why they post pictures of babies, and never update them.
Our prices are set by who the parents are, and gender of the pig. WE NEVER will have a $300 pig for sale. We have too much involved in proven lineage and sizes. If you were comparing us to purchasing a dog--you might find craigslist dog for $200 and who knows what you are getting...but then you can go to a breeder who shows dogs and has purebreds with pedigrees....and expect to pay $1500-$2000. If you buy a $200 craiglist dog, and it is promised to be 3 lbs.----and you wind up with a 12 lb. dog. NOT too big of a deal, it can still be a house dog.................BUT when you buy a cheap pig from someone who does not have lineage to show you, nor do they give you true info on the parents, you wind up with a 200 lb. pig. this can NOT be kept in the house...and this is why rescues are full of the poor things. Breeders promising them to be something they are not. YOU DO NOT find pedigreed 3 lb. Chihuahuas in shelters, neither do you find 25 lb. mini pigs in rescues. they are at home with their owners. ITS the scam sales who are not getting what they pay for in both instances who dump off their pets!