Tiny pigs the size of teacups, as this photo demonstrates, are the latest pet craze sweeping Great Britain. These little piggies are named Simon and Cheryl. (Photo by Geoff Robinson)
“They make fantastic pets”, – says breeder Jane Croft of her micro pigs. “They’re highly intelligent and just love to be loved. They give so much back to you”. (Photo by Geoff Robinson)
Micro pigs have become so popular in England that they are almost impossible to get hold of. They are going for as much as 1000 pound sterlings apiece.
At birth, micro pigs are smaller than kittens, weighing about 9 oz.