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(TreeHugger)   This teacup pig I bought from you over the internet is a fraud and I demand my money back   (treehugger.com) divider line 25
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2014-03-15 11:07:58 AM  
When the Internet hands you a fraudulent pig, make bacon!
 
2014-03-15 11:08:57 AM  
One should not desire miniature bacon. It is illogical for the decrease in quantity is not proportionate to the increase in quality. Amen
 
2014-03-15 11:18:57 AM  
Maybe try doing a little independent research before you buy a pet rather than taking what the person selling them tells you wholesale?

Those things at the Ren Faire aren't "mini dragons" either.
 
2014-03-15 11:22:19 AM  
A one hundred pound pig would fit in a teacup, Subby.
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2014-03-15 11:22:48 AM  
I was involved in a similar scam. Thought I was marrying a teacup bride.
 
2014-03-15 11:25:30 AM  
"I will not buy this record, it is scratched."
 
2014-03-15 11:31:29 AM  
There is one born every minute (and I don't mean miniature pig!)
 
2014-03-15 11:31:58 AM  
When life gives you teacup, make BACON!
 
2014-03-15 11:44:04 AM  
now I want tiny little st.louis cut ribs.
 
2014-03-15 11:57:16 AM  
Over the internet?

How are they delivered?
 
2014-03-15 12:09:27 PM  
"The internet is full of breeders selling teacup and mirco-mini pigs, but many of their claims are false "

Mighty fine proofreading on the first freakin' line of your non-story there.
 
2014-03-15 12:10:45 PM  
Why would you want a pig that will make less bacon?
 
2014-03-15 12:28:29 PM  
FTA it seems that some of the breeders recommend you keep the pig small by starving it on a QUARTER CUP OF FOOD A DAY. I have serious doubts it could survive on that. And pigs are pretty smart. It would probably figure out that it should start foraging in the kitchen at some point.
 
2014-03-15 12:36:50 PM  
Upset her teacup pig will no longer fit in her purse... now that it weighs 1200lbs.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-15 12:44:14 PM  
Perhaps most disturbingly, some sellers advise new owners to only feed the piglets a quarter cup of food per day, essentially leading owners to stunt their pet's growth by starvation.

Pet owners of this ilk will do most anything.
 
2014-03-15 01:10:11 PM  
Obligatory:

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2014-03-15 01:35:01 PM  
lancashiremicropigs.co.uk
 
2014-03-15 02:35:52 PM  

filter: Over the internet?

How are they delivered?


Same way as a dog from an out of state breeder is my guess. My dad recently surprised my mom with a puppy from the same breeder we'd previously gotten a pup from in OK. (JJ, the previous dog, had passed away recently at age 10 from a sudden illness) We live in PA. So he was shipped on an airplane and we picked him up at the baggage claim. I imagine pigs that small are shipped similarly.
 
2014-03-15 02:58:12 PM  

tiamet4: Maybe try doing a little independent research before you buy a pet rather than taking what the person selling them tells you wholesale?

Those things at the Ren Faire aren't "mini dragons" either.


And "Ren fairs" are themselves bogus.
 
2014-03-15 03:59:19 PM  

tiamet4: Maybe try doing a little independent research before you buy a pet rather than taking what the person selling them tells you wholesale?

Those things at the Ren Faire aren't "mini dragons" either.


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2014-03-15 04:12:39 PM  

ukexpat: tiamet4: Maybe try doing a little independent research before you buy a pet rather than taking what the person selling them tells you wholesale?

Those things at the Ren Faire aren't "mini dragons" either.

And "Ren fairs" are themselves bogus.


I don't like the direction this conversation is heading.
 
2014-03-15 04:50:41 PM  
They still scream as loud as the big ones.

We had a run on pigs for a while. Uninformed people buying pigs for the first time because they're "teacup" and cute. And then they get sick, or they turn out to be completely NOT like puppies/kittens, and they Go Away Permanently, whether by their own volition (or rather the owner's, for lack of simply finding care in time to save and rehome the animals) or being rehomed.

Never saw the one back after we diagnosed it with sarcoptes and preputial diverticulitis.

Hmmmm.
 
2014-03-15 05:04:31 PM  

TwiztidDream: They still scream as loud as the big ones.

We had a run on pigs for a while. Uninformed people buying pigs for the first time because they're "teacup" and cute. And then they get sick, or they turn out to be completely NOT like puppies/kittens, and they Go Away Permanently, whether by their own volition (or rather the owner's, for lack of simply finding care in time to save and rehome the animals) or being rehomed.

Never saw the one back after we diagnosed it with sarcoptes and preputial diverticulitis.

Hmmmm.


Clickety Cick Google.

Ewwww,

Thanks Doctor!
 
2014-03-16 12:07:05 AM  

LesserEvil: Upset her teacup pig will no longer fit in her purse... now that it weighs 1200lbs.

[i.imgur.com image 300x407]


But still lovin' the corkscrew cock nonetheless.
 
2014-03-16 04:11:01 AM  
CSS: I worked with a lady over 15 years ago who had bought one of those mini pot bellied pigs or somesuch.  Lil Piggie ended up weighing about 240 lbs.  Yup, they kept him, built him a nice Piggie run out in their back yard, didn't let him in the house that much due to the constant biting/eating/pooing and never ate bacon again.  Lady said she felt bad at the thought of eating pork products due to their family "pet".  I told her that in my farmer/redneck family, we'd call it "dinner" and probably wouldn't name it first.

/doesn't think that keeping pigs as pets are a wise decision.  Baby cows are cute too, but I don't need cow poo stinking up my house and I'll be blest if I ever give up eating steak
//end CSS
 
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