I read this very strange article today about the new pet-craze for teacup or micro pigs. Apparently, celebrities as famous as Ron Weasly (I mean Rupert Grint) now have the new breed of super-small pig. Of course, I was fascinated:
‘It’s amazing how popular they have suddenly become and just how many people want pigs as pets.’
Micro pigs are much smaller than a standard farm pig and weigh 9oz, about the size of a tea cup when they are born. At two years old they are fully grown and weigh in around 40-65lb and are around knee height at 12-16in tall. They can live for up to 18 years, but make popular pets as they are low maintenance, quiet and surprisingly clean.
‘Micro pigs make fantastic pets as they are very low maintenance. You don’t have to take them for walks and they have very few health issues,’ said Miss Croft.
‘They don’t make much noise, they are easy to toilet train and once they have bonded with you they are very loving.