Sure, pigs may not be the first animal that comes to mind when you think of popular pets, but according to social media trends, that’s all changing. Pigs as pets have become more common since the 1980s and there are more being adopted every day. They’re smart enough to be trained like dogs, can be house trained, and you’ll be the only one in the neighborhood with one.
Dogs might be man’s best friend, but exotic pets make the most interesting Instagram accounts. If you want to see a raccoon having a bath or two prairie dogs on leashes chillin’ with a hedgehog, look no further. We’ve found Instagram’s top 10 strange-but-cute pet accounts so you don’t have to, check them out below… 1.
These little piggies went all the way to the market of Instagram fame. Priscilla and Poppleton are two mini pigs with over 600k IG followers, and they’re tearing up the #minipig hashtags with some seriously adorable, cloven hooves. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Prissy and Pop (@prissy_pig) In classic Floridian style, the pigs wear some wonderfully drag-esque outfits with over-the-top wigs and liberal amounts of tulle.
©Facebook / Farm Sanctuary SA / Pigcasso paints portraits inspired by her landscape A year ago, Pigcasso was a piglet born in a factory farm in South Africa. If she wasn’t saved by her human Joanne, she would be bacon by now. Instead, she’s grown into a true renaissance hog, painting colorful works of art inspired by her beautiful coastal home in Cape Town.
Actress and reality TV star Tori Spelling is known for her love of animals, sharing her family’s home with a variety of pets including many rescues. This includes dogs, chickens, goats, guinea pigs, hamsters, snakes, bearded dragons and more. On February 3rd, she announced on her blog she is now proud to add mini pig named nutmeg to her family, who is already loved by her four kids (who’s expecting her fifth child soon). ©Instagram @torispelling / Tori Spelling, her family, and her new mini pig, Nutmeg Nutmeg came from Oink Oink Mini Pigs in Hollywood, Florida who specialize in breeding rare blue-eyed miniature pigs.
Esther the Wonder Pig is no ordinary pig. She is a social media celebrity with over 1.3 million followers, appearing in countless articles and news segments. She is also an animal rights spokes-pig, an animal sanctuary founder and a published author. ©Instagram @estherthewonderpig / Esther hanging out with the dogs Esther’s story and rise to fame started in the summer of 2012.
Has real life dealt you one too many lemons and you just can’t make any more lemonade? Here is a ranked list of the best feel-good movies with your favorite adorable pets to sweeten the day. Whenever you feel down, just pick up one of these treats.