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Leicestershire breeder warns over micro pig craze


Demand for micro pigs increased after they became "the celebrity pet" of 2008/09, but a breeder from Leicestershire has been warning people not to get caught up in the latest craze.

Heidi Stobson from near Lutterworth, who only uses petite pigs to breed from, believes there are two potential problems.

"Owners not doing their research and breeders not being honest about what size these animals cam grow to," said Heidi.

BBC Inside Out East Midlands' Jon Cuthill reports on the problems which can arise from keeping micro pigs.


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