Is a Micro Pig the Right Pet for You?

Have you heared of something about Micro Pig - Have you heared of something about Micro Pig? A pig as a household pet is really nothing new.
China
November 2, 2009 2:50am CST
I believe most people here have heared of pig. While pigs have held a place of high status in some Eastern Asian cultures for centuries, there is a certain stigma attached to the pig in America. Where did all the ridiculous sayings related to pigs originate? "Dirty as a pig.", "Stink like a pig." and "Eat like a pig." Yes, most people have a bad impression on such animals. But have you heared of The Micro Pig, also known as a Teacup Pig, is becoming popular in the US. On of my friend tell me that the Micro Pigs are very sociable, adaptable, hearty, clean, and intelligent. However for me, I have never treated Teacup Pig as an ideal pet. Have you heared of something about Micro Pig? If you can make a choice, will you choose Micro Pig as your pet?
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@carmelbg (521)
2 Nov 09
I have never heard of a micro pig. One of my friends has a neighbour with a normal pig which has its sty against his fence. I have to say it does smell bad and the thing is huge! Not something I would consider having as a pet! Micro pigs would not be something I would consider either as I have no experience of taking care of such an animal.
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• China
4 Nov 09
If people feed a normal pig as an animal, it is really a bad thing for it does not smell good. But a micro pig won't bring you such a bad situation indeed. As popular pets in some countries, they are all lovely animals and can bring the owner a happy time.
@gmatthews (155)
• United States
2 Nov 09
I read an article about these pigs and I would absolutely love to have one. I've always loved pigs, but have never had the means to own one before. Being this little they would be a household pet and much easier to take care of.
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@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
My mom just mentioned this yesterday! At first I though she meant the pot-bellied pig, but she told me that they're really small, so now I know she meant the Micro pig. The ones in your picture, are they already full grown? I wonder how they got it that small... perhaps years and years of selective breeding I guess, or has such a breed already existed and just got popular now? Hmmm, for me I don't really feel like a Micro Pig is the ideal pet. I guess this is because I've always associated the pig as livestock. For me, nothing beats having a dog for a pet.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
2 Nov 09
There was a fad of having Vietnamese Pot-Bellied pigs back in the 1980's here but I'm not sure if Micro-pig is a renamed Pot-Bellied or a new version. I think pigs are beautiful. They are very intelligent and if given a pen with choices and way to keep it clean, they will keep it clean. Pigs don't really like being dirty but will wallow in mud to keep cool in the summer. But their poo is awful smelling!! If I were in the market for a pet, I might consider one of these pigs.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
2 Nov 09
No never heard of a micro pig. Do they stay small like a little dog? I think our dog would love to have a friend to play with! As I was reading your discussion I thought that would be a cool thing to have. Don't know where those sayings started but heard them all my life. I think I would like to know more about the micro pigs where did you hear about them? Are you in the USA?
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I have never heard of a micro pig. Tell us more about them. Regarding the derogatory statements about pigs, just anyone who ever lived near a pig farm how the phrase "you stink like a pig" came to be. Pigs will eat anything. I know, as I've carried many buckets of slop to feed them. Here in Texas there are wild pigs called javelinas. They will tear up manicured lawns, gardens and fields and have been known to attack anything or anyone that gets in their way.
@jashoaf (298)
• United States
3 Nov 09
The expressions come from hog farmers who keep their hogs in a sty with plenty of mud to keep them cool and happy! We raised hogs for years. Believe me, they can stink to high heaven! I've not heard of micropigs, but know several who have owned miniature pigs. They are indeed very smart and adaptable, and make good house pets. Personally I have no interest in pigs other than for meat. But they do make good pets.
@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Nov 09
No, I am more into cats. Come from a long line of cat fanciers. I think all the sayings come from the fact that pigs are thought of as fat! They are supposed to be very smart although I have never seen them doing anything overly intelligent. All they do is make oiking noises and smell and eat.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
3 Nov 09
I have heard of people who keep pigs as pets but I have not heard of a micro pig. I resume it is a miniature pig. George Clooney used to have a pet pig but there was nothing micro about this one! They are supposed to be as intelligent as dogs. I wouldn’t have a clue how to keep one but I would love to have one!
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I'm not a pig person, a teacup horse maybe, but not a pig... I'm just not into pigs... Cats, I'm into cats...
@drannhh (15226)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Some people here in the US love pigs as pets. I like to eat pig meat too much to keep one as a pet though. For vegetarians maybe that is an ideal pet, but if I were going to have a farm-type animal for a pet I might prefer a miniature goat. Cats are my favorite animal, though, and then maybe fish after that.