Is there a Teacup-size Pig?

Is it possible to predict how large a pig will be in adulthood? H.T.Liberal, ks

Unfortunately many breeder’s advertise piglets as teacup, nano, or micro with the promise that they’ll stay tiny.  What they don’t advertise are facts:  It would take a Goliath-size teacup to hold a so-called nano pig as an adult. Many easily top 300 pounds! Some breeders will point to the size of the parents as a promise of small statue. But that is no guarantee pigs can begin breeding at 3 months but don’t reach full size until 5 years old.  Bottom line? If you’re  interested in owning a pig, be prepared for the possibility that it may pack on the pounds.

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