I don’t know when it happened, but sometime in our recent history some people decided to have pigs for pets. For the most part, the breed of choice for pets is the pot-bellied pig. Well move over bacon, ‘cause now we’ve got something leaner.
These “Micro Mini” Pigs are sure to become the new rage. They are also known as Teacup Piglets because when they’re babies, they are small enough to fit in a teacup. These little piggies are from a rare New Zealand breed of pigs. They are officially called the Pennywell Miniature Pig, as they were first bred at the Pennywell Farm in Devon, England.
Just like anything new and trendy, expect to pay an arm and a leg. A little Micro Pig can cost you somewhere between 1000 to 2000 dollars in American, but you may be able to find them for as low as $300 in England.
Usually pigs have a bad reputation for being smelly and dirty and stubborn. Not exactly what you’d want in a pet. However, many people claim these mini pigs are affectionate and have the intelligence level similar to that of dogs. Do be warned that they are prone to laziness and aggression if not given proper exercise and socialization.
Other benefits: They have about as long of a lifespan as cats do. For the most part they are non-allergenic. Supposedly, they can be easily trained to use a leash and a litter box. And of course, another plus side… they do not bark.