From Tam's Pride Mini Pigs
(Formerly Tide Pride Mini Pigs)
Amber and Baby "Pickles"
Mini Pigs are awesome pets! They are very intelligent and can be taught tricks. They run and play like a dog but are hypoallergenic. They use a litter box like a cat, but do not shed. They are basically low maintenance and require roughly the same amount of care daily as would a dog. A lot of people think that pigs are dirty, but the truth be known, they are very clean. They will not do their business where they sleep or eat.
A mini pig is not a Vietnamese Pot Belly pig which can get 100 to 350 pounds like many people believe. Mini Pigs evolved from medical research in the 1980's. Scientist used typical large farm swine weighing up to 1000 pounds to perform experimental surgeries and procedures on. Removing an animal of this magnitude from an operating table was quiet a feat. They realized that creating a smaller "mini" version of this animal would be a lot easier to handle but would still have the same genetic make up. So now, almost 4 decades later, we now have the new "super pet" known as the Mini Pig.
Mini pigs typically range from 20 to 70 pounds and are typically 14" to 24" long. Imagine a watermelon with legs. Feeding a structured diet, and not feeding like a "hog" lol, mini pigs can range from 20 to 50 pounds and select breeding and genetics is a factor as well. Our Sows average about 25 to 35 pounds with the exception of a few of our sows that are around 15 to 20 pounds. Our Boars are 12 and 15 pounds thus producing an adult pig about from 15 to 30 pounds. We can tell you based on the genetics we know of our sows and boars, what range of size our babies should be as adults. But, this is not an exact science and others factors can be involved such as over and improper feeding. We want our customers to know, we strive to produce a quality, healthy, sweet piglet that will be a wonderful and cherished addition to your family within the size range you are hoping for.
We typically do not bond with our piglets so they have the opportunity to bond with their new family although we do have social interaction with them daily. We are excited about our 2014 breedings we have lined up and the building of our new nursery. Our babies prices range from 275.00 to 300.00 based on color, size, and characteristics. We do occasionally have special sales around certain times of the years. If you feel our prices are expensive, please check other websites and breeders. We think you will find we are very reasonable for the quality piglet we sell. We require $50.00 deposits on piglets that we hold. If you change your mind and have placed a deposit, please be courteous and let us know that you are no longer interested. We understand things happen, so feel free to email or call us. We now offer shipping from Huntsville, Alabama, to your nearest airport. We use Delta airlines as our primary carrier. The fee for this is $300.00. Payment must be made in advanced through PayPal for Price of Piglet, crate and preparation charges and also Airline charges. Please note: Our Web pages change daily based on speaking with customers and trying to answer some of their questions that we might have forgotten about, so check back daily!
We at Tam's Pride Mini Pigs would like to say thank you for allowing us to make our babies part of your new family. We have enjoyed the kind words and awesome pictures as the one sent above with Amber and Baby Pickles. Please send us pictures and videos so we can start a new page. May God Bless you in 2014! Please note that although our name has changed, we still strive to provide our customers with healthy, beautiful babies, and to develop friendships for many, many years!