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Latest Pet Craze Micro Pigs…May Not Be So Micro After All

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TruePetsCuteness!Pig

This little piggy went to the market. This little piggy stayed home. THIS little piggy was supposed to be small, but outgrew the house!

Micro pigs, a pet craze sweeping the UK, are pigs bred to be small pets, but experts are warning it is actually nearly impossible to predict how "small" they will actually be!

Usually a cross between a pot-bellied or Kune Kune pigs, micro pigs became a fad after various celebs including the Beckhams bought one, but in some cases, people are returning them to animal shelters as quickly as they buy them.

One family who had to return their pig, Bertie, after he ate the kitchen floor said:

"I did a lot of research on him, but nothing prepares you for how big it is going to be and how much attention it will need."

Brinsley Animal Rescue Centre has been giving new homes to some of the pigs in the UK and warns those thinking about buying a "micro" pig that there is "no such thing as a micro pig", explaining all pigs are large, powerful, and possibly destructive.

Thanks for the warning! We're glad we held off on our urge to grab one of these cute little piggies after all.

Check out the news clip above, which gives us a more optimistic look at these adorable little porkers.

While their cuteness is ridiculously overwhelming, be prepared to handle their pig headed nature and destruction that may ensue once they mature from piglets to piggies.

What do U think? Have U had any bad experiences with a micro pig?

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