Can you believe how cute these little pigs are? The smallest pig is named Tetley, because he’s not much bigger than a cup of tea.
Pennywell Farm in Devon, England is home to these incredibly tiny pigs. Touted as “the next perfect pet”, Pennywell’s Miniature Pigs are a variant on a rare breed from New Zealand. The Pennywell Farm began cross-breeding the pigs nine years ago. Farm co-owner Chris Murray wanted to breed the pocket-size pigs “so that children can enjoy giving them a cuddle.” He says they are easy to house train and have a good temperament.
Murray also says these pets aren’t your average slothful porkers: “As pets, it is very important that the pigs are kept fit not fat.” The Pennywell Miniature can live for eight years or more (indeed one lived to the age of 14), so Murray tells prospective buyers that “a pig is not just for breakfast.” The Pennywell Farm website encourages owners to play games like “hunt the food” in order to bond with and enrich the lives of their tiny companions.