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PostSubject: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:50 pm

Micro pigs are also known as Miniature pigs or Teacup pigs. Chris Murray is known to be their original breeder. He needed 9 years and 24 generations of breeding before he finally managed to get pigs of the miniature size we know today.
One of the most common misconceptions about Micro pigs is their size. At birth, Teacup pigs weigh just a little bit more than half a pound, so they really look miniature. However, adult Teacup pigs weigh about 65 pounds and their height is 12 to 16 inches. As you can see, fully grown 'micro' pigs aren't that tiny; they are about the size of a Spaniel.
It's hard to believe Micro pigs were originally developed from the Kune Kune Pig, a New Zealand breed, which can weigh up to 200 pounds. The new 'Mini pig' is a mixture of those potbellied pigs with the Tamworth, Kune Kune and Gloucester Old Spot breeds. Mini pigs were originally named Pennywell miniatures, after the farm in Devon, England, where they were first born.
Micro pigs became very popular in late 2009 after several mainstream press articles claimed they were a popular pet to celebrities such as Rupert Grint (of Harry Potter fame). On average, a teacup pig costs about $1,000.

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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:13 pm

and not all stay micro, a lot were sold as micro pigs and then turned out to be right big piggies x
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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:26 pm

i really dissagree with micro pigs over rated and people rush into it and end up with one fit for the roast!! also i dislike pigs haha xx

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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:25 pm

I love piggies x
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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:26 pm

they scare me and they smell and they are just scary scary scary things xx

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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:52 pm

They are cute little piggie wiggies xx
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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:09 pm

no there not!! xx

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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:13 pm

I love piggy wiggy woo woo's. We went to Pennywell Farm last year and I got to cuddle some ickle baby ones. They were gaaaaaaaawgeous! I really want to go again next time we go to Devon. Smile x
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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:13 pm

they are like dogs....the local pet shop had one, and he loved kids....he would wag his tail and crave to be scratched....loved a ball and pooed in a tray...fab pig.
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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:15 pm

i was going to say what Helen did .. lots of complaints about buying micro pigs and ending up with whoppers .x

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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:28 pm

yeah was something on tele a woman bought what she thought was micro but it grew to be a big piggie.!

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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:30 pm

was that the one that lived in her house lol ....

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PostSubject: Re: micro pigs   Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:32 pm

yeah.lol

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