A pig can be a BIG responsibility…a 200 pound responsibility!
LeAnn Rimes is super jelly over Tori Spelling's mini pig and wants one of her own.
But pig owning veterans warn her about rushing into it.
Mini pigs can grow and weigh up to 200lbs. That's not exactly "mini."
Pigs also don't reach full size until they're about four years old.
Adria Johnson of Best Friends Animal Society's Piggy Paradise gives the following advice to all potential pig owners:
They’re not for everybody. They have a history of rooting up carpet, peeling wallpaper off walls, rooting up an entire yard in one day–they open cupboards and refrigerators – they’re just so intelligent that that they get very bored very quickly.
A lot of cities and towns consider potbellied pigs to be livestock, so they may not be allowed where LeAnn lives.
If you want to become a pig parent, you really have to have the right set up and you have to be aware of what you’re getting yourself into.
So remember, think and plan extra hard before bringing a pig home!
[Image via WENN.]
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