Feb 21, 2012

Teacup Pigs

My girlfriend is crazy about these little fellas! The miniature pigs, also known as micro pigs or teacup pigs, are a smaller species of pigs that were first used for medical research in Europe. But because of their cuteness and novelty appeal, they were introduced to the United States as pets in the 1980s. After which they became a hit in Europe and England now has a breed called the British micro pigs.

These pigs originated from Vietnam and grow to be between 68 and 91 kilograms when they become adults.

If you are thinking "Who wants a pet pig! They are dirty animals!!", you are so wrong! Pigs are one of the cleanest animals walking this planet. I looked after pot-bellied pigs for a few months during my time at the Singapore Zoo and they were a joy to work with. Pigs are highly intelligent too! With that said, teacup pigs can be house trained and they'll keep themselves exceptionally clean.


I wonder if Singapore will ever allow them as pets. If they do, I want a pair!

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE TEACUP PIGS TOO!!!

    Ever since HIMYM... Steph, was that where you saw them!

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  2. Hi Shyanne! No, I saw them running around in a pen at a pet shop in Manchester and instantly fell in love with them! I wanted to pick it up and smuggle it back home but alas I might get caught by the authorities lol. I didn't watch the episodes with the teacup pigs in them but that sounds good, will have to do loads more HIMYM recapping, I absolutely adore Marshall!

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  3. Are you a Muslim? Or is your girlfriend a Muslim? It is quite an offending thing to see some people who doesn't know or ignore the fact that Muslims n pigs, whether cute or ugly, it is still haram.

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    1. Errr...I think it's obvious that I'm not a Muslim. In case you are wondering, I am a Roman Catholic. Born one, will always be one. So I don't know what you are driving at. Or do you simply love assuming?!

      Anyway, I love pork. It's the best thing in the world. I mean that's my preference when it comes to my choice of meat. Stephanie doesn't eat pork because she doesn't like the taste of it.

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    2. awwwwww yeahhh pork DOES really taste good!

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  4. Wht about your gf? Is she Muslim?

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    1. Nope. She's actually a firm believer of the New World Order (NWO)...

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