Living in Crete :: Any Offer for a Micro Pig?
I am not talking here of micro pig in pork form for brisola or souvlaki eating.
Get this: Micro Pigs are the UK's Latest Pet Craze! I thought by now we would have a couple lurking somewhere on the wonderful Island of Crete where pigs really are porkies for the pot and barbecue!
But while these micro pigs may be minuscule, their price tag is anything but. These are a Pet with a difference at £700 a time. They are a must-have collector's item for the celebrity elite with dosh to throw around. Yet, these micro pigs are the size of just your average cat!
This description sums up the micro pigs: "Sitting on a haystack, I'm gazing into the eyes of either the world's most gorgeous pet - or its most expensive cooked breakfast." A headline spotted somewhere or other. Maybe it was in the LA Times.
Must Know Stuff
This tiny breed of pig is born the size of a teacup and is the hot new pet among British celebrities. The weight of a micro pig is about nine ounces.
How about tea cup piglets?
Just do not call them teacup micro pigs
Micro Pigs are Low Maintenance
"Micro pigs make fantastic pets as they are very low maintenance. You don't have to take them for walks and they have very few health issues ...
It seems the Micro Pigs got a huge boost in publicity from the daily mail and its article "teacup sized pigs".
Got You Hooked?
More reading for Crete Wannabe Micro Pig owners?
Intrigued about the Micro Pig craze?
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I wonder what Crete Animal Welfare groups would say about all this ... Answers please in the Pets and Animal Welfare section of the BritsinCrete Forum!
For our Greek friends reading this: Forget the brisola and souvlaki.