Even before the advent of the hit animation movie “Babe,” pigs have been adored around the world for many centuries. Once considered to only be farm animals, pigs started to make their way into the world of domestic pets in New York in the 1980s. This moment in time is forever immortalized in singer songwriter James Taylor’s ballad eulogy about his beloved pet pig “Mona.”
Even in recent years, it has become more and more popular and even trendy to own a pig as a pet. Of course, having a full size pig that you would have on a farm would be a logistical problem. Thankfully, the pig that is most commonly owned in a domestic situation is the micro pig. These animals, also referred to as mini pigs or teacup pigs, don’t grow to be as large as their farming pig counterparts. As a result, these animals are much more manageable as pets.
While these micro pigs are easier to own than larger pigs, that does not mean that they are easy to own. Having these creatures around as pets still requires a lot of commitment and hard work. The benefits, however, are immeasurable as having a pet pig can bring a certain kind of joy into your life like no other animal can.
If you are interested in getting a micro pig to have in your home, the best thing that you can do is start researching on what you will need as well as acquiring the knowledge necessary for properly caring for a pet like this.
This can all be overwhelming as there are many bases to cover as well as many differing opinions on the internet. It can be tough to know exactly where you should begin.
You might be relieved to know that a while ago, I was in your shoes. I wanted to have a micro pig as a pet but didn’t know exactly how to go about getting one or caring for one.
I was about to give up on my dream of owning a teacup pig when I discovered this the Micro Pig Care, an amazing guide that helped me both get started and keep going in my journey with a pet micro pig.
This guide is available for sale and I must say that it is absolutely essential that you get it. Don’t worry, I’ll go on and explain more of it with a review of the guide in this article. Keep reading to find out why this guide is a must for you and your future (or current) micro pig!
My First Steps
In order for you to truly be able to understand the importance of this great guide, it is necessary for you to know a little bit about me.
When I got my first micro pig, I had no idea what I was doing. I was on a farm while on vacation to visit my family. I was in conversation with the owner of that farm when he mentioned that he had a few micro pigs available and that he would be willing to sell me one for a low price if I promised to give it a good home.
Naturally, I was totally drawn in by the proposition and felt like the only right answer in that situation was “yes.” However, as I got through all of the paperwork figuring out the permits and the insurance, a reality slowly set in on me. I was a total novice in the arena of taking care of a pig. I had had two dogs growing up, but I hadn’t even had that much experience doing things on a farm.
Realizing that my fate might actually be sealed, I took to the books to learn as much as I could about raising miniature pigs. I realized that it would be a lot harder than I had initially thought. No matter, though – I was up to the challenge.
As my research continued, I was getting more and more confused. I realized that I might actually be a little bit in over my head. However, just as I started to panic, I came across this guide. I bought it because I figured it was my last hope.
All I can say is that Micro Pig Care totally turned things around for me. I got all of the information that I needed and was able to feel confident about my future pig rearing abilities. This guide was a treasure trove of great facts, such as:
- Spotting common health problems
- How to treat these health problems
- Different behaviors of micro pigs
On top of this, you’ll learn all sorts of other great information pertaining to teacup pig care in this guide. If you read down below, you can get a snapshot of some of the highlights of this awesome handbook.
Review of Micro Pig Care
Being somebody who knew nothing about caring for mini pigs going into the situation, I would say that this guide got me caught up in both a substantial and efficient way. The reason I found this to be the case was that this great book taught me about the basics in simple and easy to understand terms. This allowed me to get a foothold and handle the rest of the learning curve.
In Depth Explanations and Facts
I touched on this a little bit earlier but I think that it is pertinent that I stress how informative this guide is. There were things that I had no idea about that were in this book. The thing that really gets me jazzed up about these facts is that they are useful and oftentimes come in handy when I am caring for my pet micro pig. For example, I learned:
- Whether or not your pig is fit for breeding
- What diets work best for micro pigs
- How to build a low cost environment for your pet pig
- Anatomical and physiological differences between pot belly and teacup pigs
If you have any interest whatsoever in getting involved with owning a mini pig, then I highly recommend that you take a look at (read: buy) Micro Pig Care. This awesome guide will definitely point you in all the right directions. Make sure that you do yourself the favor of getting in the know and grabbing a copy of this guide today!
If you’re wondering how I fared with my first pig owning after I read this guide, then you’ll be glad to know that my lovely pig animal friend and I are having the grandest time. He’s in great health for his age and still seems very happy. I’m actually contemplating getting a second pig friend so that he can have somebody to play with.