Teacup pigs are just SO adorable, right? Even their snorts are LOL-worthy – much more of a little sweet squeal than anything else. Screw a Yorkie – a petite piglet is the ultimate precious purse accessory. With a pet like this, you'll never crave cute again... because your teacup pig will be your best friend forever... and ever.
HAH. Try again.
Just because you qualify your pint-sized porker as "teacup" now doesn't mean it's going to stay small for long. As they say with all children – ages and phases! These tiny swine are really just baby potbellied pigs. Yep. That adorable little creature that you think is going to be your perma-pocket-pal is going to grow up to look like this:
Isn't that just darling? That half-pound of cuteness may end up a honker the size of a Great Dane. Have fun trying to fit that in your pocket!
Just to drive our point home, here are a few examples of super adorable teacup pigs and their adult selves.
Are those still spots? Or did Bertha get a little messy "pigging out" on her lunch?
Color us depressed – the grown-up versions of these painted piglets are not nearly as pretty!
Oh, snap – we're gonna need a bigger bow!
"Do these shades make my face look fat?"
Sure all grown-up he's tall and dark, handsome? Not so much – unless you go the distance and picture him all the way to a big ol' slab of bacon.
The pug bailed when he realized he might be dinner for his old bedmate!
He used to be small enough to bathe in a quick sprinkle, but now he's just a big ol' water hog.
These are all just superficial reasons to skip having a teacup pig for a pet. The bigger reason is that once these babies are grown, taking care of them is a much bigger deal. Many teacup pig owners end up feeling swine-dled when their teacup runneth over and up to 100 lbs. or more! So be humane, and pass on adopting a potbellied piglet.
Pot Belly Pigs
New England Teacup Piggies
UK Daily Mail
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