Teacup Pig Rant
September 28, 2015
Filed under Darwin's Finches
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If you have ever had a passing “Uptown Girls” fantasy of owning a teacup pig, I’m here to tell you that it’s never going to happen.
First of all there is no such thing as a teacup pig. There are many breeds of mini-pigs but none are as small as most people expect them to be. Most people expect the pigs they buy to grow to about 12 pounds but at the least will end up to be around 40 or 50 pounds at least but some can be hundreds of pounds fully grown.
Teacup pig breeders are able to trick their customers because pigs are able to breed between three and six months of age. And show their naïve customers how small the parents all, tricking them into thinking their new piglet will only get that big too.
Breeders also will starve the piglets in order to keep them small longer. Which eventually will cause irreparable health problems for the pig.
Finally it is often illegal to own livestock outside of a farm setting in many states. So this trend is not only ridiculous but against the law.
So basically, don’t play with your food.