After seeing the photos of my miniature pigs on The Little Pig Pen, you are probably thinking that you would love to own a mini pig too. However, mini pigs are pigs after all and they have some special housing requirements which may not apply to owning a cat or a dog.
You will need to check with your local council if you are permitted to keep a miniature pig where you live. Miniature pigs are classified as livestock, and sometimes even if you live on acreage, your council’s regulations may not permit you to keep a miniature pig.
While miniature pigs may not be the most athletic of pets, they do like to graze on grass throughout the day, and need the space & amenities to allow them to be a pig. For this reason, and for my piglets’ happiness, I do not sell piglets to people living in apartments or on house blocks of less than a couple of acres. You need to be living on a couple of acres or a farm to keep a miniature pig.