Recently, celebrities have boosted the visibility of owning micro pigs. These pigs are adorable and celebrities love them for their unique look as pets. The nano pig trend was seen in the beginning with the celebs like George Clooney who owned the pig for 18 years. Princess Pigelette was the potbelly pig owned by Paris Hilton in 2009. The most important thing to notice is that these pigs are shown and owned by the celeb parents only when they are not fully-grown and people think that these animals will remain the same size for a lifetime. The idea for the pigs to remain small persists with the thought of making them feed with the food suggested by the breeder.
In Christmas 2009, David Beckham was seen with his two teacup piggies gifted by his wife Victoria Beckham. The child TV star Honey Boo Boo had her piggy Glitzy as her lucky charm. Some celebrities have kept the pigs for a long time as adult pets. The pocket pigs don’t remain the same size for a long time as the pets keep on growing in size till the age of five.
Tiny pigs are losing their homes because of the fact that they grow to a larger size and the homeowners abandon them by surrendering them to shelter homes or sanctuaries across the different states. People buy the animals really quickly by seeing the celebrity craze or the surrounding pets but this can be the worst mistake they make in their life. Pigs can get much bigger than expected and it is not mandatory for them to fulfill the expectations of their owners. Mini pigs are all over the televisions and internet and some breeders advertise them so well that the people are tempted to bring them home. However, it is never a preferable case as before knowing the facts about these pets, it is never advisable to keep them in homes. Ultimately, you will be spoiling the life of a living being by not knowing about them in detail and abandoning them later on.
An educated public is the most preferred defense against the homelessness issues of the pigs. Pig craze is all over the United States but the wise decision is not to believe everything you see around in the advertisements. The pigs you see are given a lot of time for training and are properly nourished to make you believe that they can be an excellent choice to bring home. Potbellied pigs make great pets but it depends on the owner to take care of them and train them in their own way. Spending time with pigs can be a great experience but bringing them home and then turning them towards rescue groups and sanctuaries is not preferable at all.
If you’re thinking about getting a great friend, make adoption as a wise option. There are many sanctuaries all over the US and you can check out for the ones near you to adopt a piggy.
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