Swine Fever

Tiny Pigs Enthrall Celebs

Move over, handbag dogs, you've got competition for the hearts of celebrities. Pigs the size of teacups are being snapped up by the likes of Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint and other celebrities, the Daily Mail reports. Micro pigs weigh about 9 oz. at birth but grow to be 40-65 lbs. They are about 12-16 inches tall after two years of growth. The pigs can live up to 18 years; they are clean, quiet, and apparently easy to toilet train. However, due to their popularity, the tiny porkers carry a hefty price tag: about $1,100.