negative association with Paris Hilton discourage you:
pigs make smart, sociable, and lovable pets.
Pigs are very affectionate creatures. They’re even know to
flop over for belly rubs, just like Fido or Spike. They’re very smart,
and can be trained to respond to their name and perform a few tricks.
Dedicated pig parents can also teach their pet pigs to walk on a leash. Some
experts even consider them more trainable than cats and dogs.
Pigs don’t make a lot of noise and, contrary to popular
belief, are not grungier than a ‘90s Nirvana superfan. They are actually
some of the cleanest animals you can find. They don’t sweat and refuse
to “do their business” near living or eating areas when given a choice.
Oh, and another major perk to pigs? They rarely agitate allergies.
Some are wary of adopting a pig because they can be
headstrong and a little territorial. But, like any other pet, the right
training and discipline makes all the difference. George Clooney would
certainly agree — the actor cohabited with a 300-pound pot-bellied pig
named Max for 18 years. Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is also the proud owner of a micro pig,
while the Beckhams and their four children share their home with two micro pigs.
The people at rescues and sanctuaries like The Pig Placement Network , Best Friends Animal Society can help you find an adorable oinker of your own. As How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson has taught us all, no one can say no to a teacup pig. You know you’re no exception.