Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teacup Pigs? NOT!!

Anyone interested in adopting or purchasing a pet pig should first know that there is no such thing as a micro-pig or teacup pig.  THERE IS NO SUCH THING! 

Unscrupulous people are selling these fantasy animals for big bucks and ripping off folks thinking they'd like to spend a cold winter's night curled up with a pig the size of a soup can next to them in bed.  These so-called teacup pigs are, in actuality, baby pot-bellied pigs.  Some are being taken from their mothers and sold at the young age of three months.  And, yes, at three months, these pigs are quite tiny.  But pet pigs reach full body size at three years of age.  It is no wonder, then, that those duped into purchasing a tiny animal for a huge price, find themselves living with a 150 pound pig in two and a half years or so.

Please don't allow yourself to be fooled and be parted with your money by people trying to make a dollar selling baby pot-bellied pigs.  Do your research, and ask for references.  Go to organizations like Pig Placement Network, a good, solid organization that has been rescuing pot-bellies for many years, and ask them for advice on micro or teacup pigs.  Educate yourself first before diving into the trap these profiteers set for you.
--article by Gay L. Balliet. http://www.gayballiet.com/ and http://www.adventureswithanimals.blogspot.com/.

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