- 4.Are teacup pigs legal in my city?
- Teacup pigs are now legal in most cities. It is still a good idea to check your local city ordinances. You can do this through a simple Google search. If your city specifically mentions no swine, you may want to consider a different pet or moving to a different city. In most cities, you won't have anything to worry about.
- 5.How much do teacup pigs weigh as adults?
Teacup pig weight will vary greatly depending on the breeder. Typical range is 15-100LBS. It is very rare to have teacup pigs stay under 20 LBS. Most teacup pigs grow until they are 4-5 years old. If you are wanting a teacup pig that will stay under 40 LBS prepare to be spending $2,000-$5,000 for the pig.
- 6.Can Teacup pigs stay in apartments?
- It depends on the apartment and if you will have free time to take the pig on a walk at least once a day. Also, pigs do a lot better if your floors are not slippery. Some hard flooring can make it difficult for them to run around on. A pig will also need its own place like a bed or a pen where it can relax and have some alone time in.
- 7.What should you do if your pig get mites?
It is common for a pig to get mites. These Mange mites may seem horrific at first. You will see sign of your pig trying to rub again furniture or wall because their skin is irritated. You may also notice some scabbing on the skin. The good thing is that these mites are easily cured by getting some Ivermectin.
- 8.Can teacup pigs be housebroken?
Teacup pigs are very smart and just being a few days old they will jump in and out of a litter box to go to the bathroom. When a piglet gets to a new place it will most likely need to get use to the new place and where you want it to go potty. You can either train the pig to go to the bathroom outside or in a litterbox. When you are first training, the piglet make sure that you keep them in a smaller place and not let them roam a bunch until they are using the litter box. Be patient with the piglet and remember teacup pigs respond better to positive reinforcement rather than negative reinforcement.