Frequently Asked Questions About NY Teacup Piggies

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Q: Where are you located?

A: We are located in Elizabeth, NJ.

Q: How big will my piggie get as an adult?

A: We estimate our piglets adult size based on their parents length and height and from documented growth rates from past litters. All of our adults are under 14 inches tall.

Q:​Which gender makes a better family pet?

A: Neutered males and spayed females make equally wonderful, loving pets. 

Q: How much does shipping cost?

A: Shipping to your nearest major airport is an additional $250.

Q: Can i come visit the piglets before i purchase?

A: Yes! but we are now requiring a deposit before an appointment is made. We are in-home breeders and do not own a farm or store front so we want to make sure we have a serious buyer for one of our sweet babies before so many people handle them.

There is also a waiting list for appointments.

Q: Can they be housetrained?

A: Most piggies will already come house trained but you can train your pig very easily as they go to the bathroom in the same spot every time. You can use a kitty litter box (never with litter made for cats) only pine shavings, newspaper, wee-wee pads or taking them outside. 

Q: Are pigs hypoallergenic?

A: Yes! pigs are hypoallergenic.

Q: Can my piggie stay home alone, while I'm at work?

A: Yes! Piggies will do a whole lot of sleeping, when you're gone. Make sure that your piggie has enough water to last until you get in.

Q: How are the piggies priced? Why are some priced higher than others?

A: Piggies are priced based on litter size(parents), color, markings and their rarity. 

Q: Will my piggie come home spayed/neutered?

A: No, we do not spay or neuter our piggies before they go to their forever homes. Our piggies are so petite they are too small to safely undergo the procedure just yet, it is best to consult your veterinarian. 

Time for a grooming? Your piglets first bath!

A pig can be bathed in the sink or bathtub. Place a non-slip mat or towel under them so they don’t slide around and become nervous. They should not be bathed more than once a month to prevent their skin from drying out. You can also use a warm washcloth or a baby wipe between baths.  They love to be brushed and have
lotion. baby oil or coconut oil applied to their skin.

Q: How do i reserve a piggie?

A: You can leave a deposit right though our website safely and securely using Paypal.

Q: What is included in your adoption fee?

A: Your piggie will come with a full set of vaccinations, 2 deworming treatments, hoofs filed, a blanket, and a bag of food.

Q: Can my pet piggie sleep with me in my bed?

A: Yes! As long as your piggie is trained, he/she will not go potty in your bed. We recommend that your piglet sleeps with you and your family to help with the bonding process. 

Q: How soon can i take my piggie home?

A: New piggie families can take their baby home when he/she is 6-8 weeks old as long as we have the OK from our veterinarian and they are fully weaned and eating hard food on their own. 

Q: How long do miniature pigs live?

A: A miniature pig with proper care will live between 13-20 years. 

Q: Will they socialize with other animals?

A: YES! Pigs are very social animals. They will live quite happily with any other pets you may have. It is important to select a breeder that will handle and play with your piglet before he/she is placed in their new home. Here at NY Teacup Piggies your piggie will be around other pets before going to their new forever home. 

Feeding and Care

What does heir diet consist of?

Pigs love to eat what else is new? and the proper type and amount of food he/she gets is very important!! We feed our piggies a brand of food called Mazuri, it is a special pellet that is designed specifically for mini pigs. We highly recommend it! It is available at farm supply stores like Tractor Supply Co. or online at Mazuri.com. A baby piglet will also need to eat fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, lettuce and celery. For training.. a food pellet or veggie is perfect. ALWAYS have plenty of fresh water available for your piggy to drink. Feed your piggie at least twice a day. The amount will depend on your pigs metabolism and activity level. Each pig is different.




 IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT YOU FOLLOW THE FEEDING SCHEDULE WE GIVE YOU EXACTLY! WE SUGGEST USING A MEASURING CUP TO ASSURE YOUR BABY IS GETTING THE CORRECT AMOUNT. IF YOU OVER FEED YOUR PIGLET AND THEY COSUME OVER THIER CAPACITY THEY CAN DEVELOP SERIOUS DIGESTION OR INTESTINAL PROBLEMS OR EVEN GO BLIND! In the future your baby can start showing signs of painful arthritis because of access weight pushing on his/her small bones. you can also not give your baby piglet any less then what we suggest as we do not tolerate starvation. This is a custom feeding plan based on our pigs height and length approved by our vet.  Pigs never feel a "full sensation" while or after eating that's why they are called pigs. Please contact us with any questions! A HEALTHY PIG IS A HAPPY PIG!!