THE WONDER PIGS
Famous Performing Porkers
Home
Welcome to my Website
The Wonder Pigs
Photo Gallery
Raising, Training and Keeping Pet Pigs
Important Information you should read before getting a pet pig
Want to buy a miniature pet pig? Think again?
Pet Pig Breeders
Facts about Pigs
Pig Names
Pigs Rescue and Adoption
Pig Chat Group
Pot Belly and Kune Kune Pigs
Other Pig Sites
Guest Book
Contact Us

Companion & Manageable Size Pet Pig Breeders in Australia

Below is a list of recommended Pet Pig Breeders - remember these are not "Jack Russell" or "Beagle" size pigs (they don't exist) - these are "Manageable" sized pigs, more like the size of a Labrador, German Shepherd, Rottweiler or Bullmastiff.

Breeders:
NSW
WA
TAS (No Breeders Listed)
VIC (No Breeders Listed)
SA (No Breeders Listed)
QLD (No Breeders Listed)
NT (No Breeders Listed)
ACT (Refer to the NSW section)
 

 

Pet Pig Breeder - New South Wales

Porky's Paradise

Back to the top of the page

Hi, my name is Christine Wishart from Tarcutta New South Wales. I’ve been breeding pigs for over 15 years. I first started out breeding commercial/farm pigs, but decided to start breeding companion pet pigs for people to keep as farm pets.

Over the past 5 years I’ve spent an obscene amount of money for what I was told would be miniature pigs, but turned out to be just the opposite.

In 2001 I purchased a breeding trio (a boar & 2 sows) I was told by this “miniature pig breeder” that they would grow to a maximum of 70 kilos. Almost 5 years later, the boar grew to approximately 300 kilos and the two sows grew approximately 180 kilos. I had no choice but to de-sex the boar and keep him as a beloved pet, so I retired them.

In 2003 I purchased another breeding trio (a boar & 2 sows) from another “miniature pig breeder”, who told her they would to a maximum of 30 kilos. The boar grew to approximately 80 kilos and the two sows are about 60 kilos and 70 kilos. (They are fully-grown).

See how easy that was? To be told one thing and to get another! And it didn’t happen overnight, it took 3 years to find out!!

It is realistic to say a “manageable” pet pig would grow to about 60, 70 & 80 kilos or more rather than 30 or 40 kilos.
So from my experience over the past few years, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a Miniature Pig, there are reasonable and manageable size pig to keep as pets similar in size to a large dog.

 


Next Litter of Piglets!

Sow: Thelma had 6 piglets born 22nd May 2008 (ready to go)

Price: $100 each

Sow: Angel had 5 piglets born 14th June 2008 (ready to go end of July 2008)

Price: $200 each

Sow: Mimi due September 2008

Price: $200 each

I strongly suggest you de-sex your piglet at about 5-6 months of age as they make much better pets and more manageable without hormones.

All piglets are vaccinated with Lepto-Eryvac at 4 weeks and wormed with Ivomec for pigs before they are sold.

All piglets that travel interstate will be checked and approved by the Local Rural Lands & Protection Board Wagga Wagga, and will have documentation accompanying the piglet whilst in transit.

A Certificate is given to you with details about your piglet. (Optional)

I encourage anyone who is interested in buying a pet piglet, to make the effort to visit me or any other breeder, (don't trust someone's word over the phone and photos can be deceiving). Always check the boar has tusks showing to make sure he is fully grown. All male pigs grow tusks (boars and barrows) Tusks don't usually appear till about their 3rd year.

I will not sell to my piglets to anyone for a backyard pet, you will need at least 2 acres to own a pig, they can be destructive animals and need, keeping a pig in a pen all day is simply cruel, they need space like other animals.

I'm located at Tarcutta (Nearest towns are Wagga Wagga, Holbrook & Gundagai) you’re welcome to inspect my pigs (piglets & parents) anytime via arrangement.

I’ve been breeding pigs for over 15 years. I first started out breeding commercial/farm pigs, but decided to start breeding companion pet pigs for people to keep as farm pets. Over the past 5 years I’ve spent an obscene amount of money for what I was told would be miniature pigs, but turned out to be just the opposite and it didn’t happen overnight, it took 3 to 4 years of the pigs growing to find out. It is realistic to say a “manageable” pet pig would grow to about 70, 80, 90 or even a 100kgs, rather than 30 or 40 kilos.

So from my experience over the past few years, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is DEFINITELY NO SUCH THING AS A MINIATURE PIG, there are reasonable and manageable sized pigs to keep as pets similar in size to a large dog.

My details are:

Christine Wishart
Porky's Paradise Companion Pet Pigs
"Corona' RMB 113 Tarcutta NSW 2652
Tel: 02 6928 8201
Mob: 0428 166 682
Email: porky@dragnet.com.au

Read some testimonials from people who have bought my pigs

 
 
Amanda Gray
Bringelly NSW
Tel:02 4774 9418
Mob:0410 484 842
Email: amgray84@yahoo.com.au

Back to the top of the page

All piglets are wormed, de-sexed, vaccinated, socialised and vet checked prior to sale. Our pigs are approximately 50-55 cm tall and weigh between 60-90 kg fully grown.

No piglets currently available

All our piglets are full of character and handled from birth so they are very friendly. Our breeding pigs come to their names and are trained for basic obedience. We have both fully grown parents available for viewing. Male and female piglets available for sale. Pigs are very intelligent, clean animals and make great pets for the right people. To keep a pet pig you need at least an acre. I will not sell my piglets to anyone in suburbia to keep as a backyard pet. Pigs continually grow till about 4 years. DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU ANYTHING DIFFERENT!!!!

TO KEEP A PIG IN THE SUBURBS IS AGAINST COUNCIL REGULATIONS. Schedule 2 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 states that:
Swine must not be kept (and swine’s dung must not be deposited) within 60 m of a dwelling, shop, office, factory, church or other place of public worship, workshop, school or public place in a city, town, village or other urban part of an area.’

So basically despite what other pig breeders may say, if you live in the suburbs you cannot have a pet pig, the regulations are above clearly state this.

THERE IS A LOT OF MISLEADING INFO ON PET PIGS ADVERTISED AND THIS SADDENS ME AS THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT THINKING OF THE WELFARE OF THE ANIMALS THEY ARE SELLING..

For more information don't hesitate to contact me

Amanda Gray

 
 

Pet Pig Breeder - Western Australia

Back to the top of the page

Karen Ducat
RMB 448
Hitchcock Road
Northam WA 6401

Tel: 08-9622 3886
Mobile: 0438 223 886

E-Mail: monabri@bbnet.com.au

Pet Pig Breeder - Tasmania

Back to the top of the page

No Breeders in Tasmania yet

Pet Pig Breeder - Victoria

Back to the top of the page

No Breeders in Victoria yet

Pet Pig Breeder - South Australia

Back to the top of the page

No Breeders in South Australia yet

Pet Pig Breeder - Queensland

Back to the top of the page

No Breeders in Queensland yet

Pet Pig Breeder - Northern Territory

Back to the top of the page

No Breeders in the Northern Territory yet

 
 
   
   
© Copyright 2006 HAPPY FARM, PO BOX 8 ADELONG NSW AUSTRALIA 2729. TEL-FAX (61) 02 6946 2699. MOB 0413 842 031. EMAIL thehappyfarm@bigpond.com
Maintained by ADSPL