Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Piggies! Piggies! Piggies!

I have been wanting a teacup piggy for a few weeks now, and I have been researching all about them. I have come to find out how freaking cute they are, but how expensive they are too. I didnt realize that a pig 4x smaller than a regular pig could cost so much money. This type of pig will cost me anywhere from $400- $1400. BUT it will be well worth it for me!

Here are some facts about piggies if you didnt already know them:

1. Teacup potbellied pigs and mini pigs are becoming increasingly popular as household domestic pets.

2. Teacup potbellied pigs litter train in a matter of days.

3. They have a projected lifespan of 15-20 years.

4. With their smaller size they can adapt well in living in an apartment but cannot navigate well with stairs.

5. A teacup pig will weigh anywhere from 35-40 pounds compared to a full sized pig weighing anywhere from 600 and up.

6. Pigs should be walked daily on a leash or should be able to run around the house in order to exercise.

7. If you have a piggy in your home, you must baby proof it just like you would with a 2 year old child. They are very smart and always are looking for more food :)

8. You might buy a toy or teacup sized pig BUT if you over feed it then it might grow into an obsese toy pig.

9. The main disadvange that I have found is that the pigs can become very spoiled and become very manipulated. (who wouldnt want to spoil such a cute little thing??)

10. Listed here is the piggies ten commandments :) enjoy!


Tamela said...

haha I would be laughing so bad watching you walk your piggy on a leash! Oh man! What does DJ think of this piggy idea?

Mindy said...

He doesnt want to get one, but oh we are! You can quote me on that!

Nicole said...

How terribly cute! My bf/fiancé is not going to be happy with you making me want to raid our wedding savings to go get one of these! lol