For our movie night last night, we watched a special on television about miniature pot bellied pigs. It was fantastic! We learned exciting things. I thought I would share some with you.
Did you know that miniature pigs were first introduced into the United States in the 1980’s? See, we haven’t been here that long.
Did you know that the standards for a miniature pot bellied pig for a full peidgreed are: after fully grown can not be more than 15 inches tall and has to be under 55 pounds. I am classified in this category. I am a miniature pot bellied pig.
Did you know that pigs like to play and blow bubbles in water. As soon as mom and dad saw this in the show, we all started laughing. I’m known for doing this in the tub. I just think its fun and the bubbles around my snout tickle.
Did you know that pigs love to be snuggled. We don’t much like to be picked up. We like for our hooves to touch the floor – we feel safe that way. When I was little, I loved for mom to snuggle me when I was a baby. These days, sometimes I feel like it and will walk into her arms. Most times though, I want the security of the floor beneath my little hooves.
Did you know that piglets are usually adopted out at 12 weeks. However, mom adopted me at a mere 3 weeks. I was what they called a runt. You know “a member of the litter that is smaller or weaker than the others, faces obvious disadvantages in competing with its siblings for survival”. There’s lots of us famous runts out there: Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web; Clifford the Big Red Dog; Cadpig from The Hundred and One Dalmations; Babe; Seabiscuit (a famous racehorse); and Darwin from G-Force.
Mom and dad raised the purr things from three weeks and bottle fed them. They had confidence that they could take care of me as well. I think they did a pretty good job at it, don’t you?
Being adopted so young, I didn’t learn how “to be a pig”. I learned how to be a human. That was my formative time between 3 and 12 weeks. I learned how to act based on mommy and what I saw her do. I guess that’s why I’m so ‘humanized’ if you will. Me and mom have a special bond.
I hope you learned some new things about my breed. Have a great one! XOXO – Bacon