Victoria Beckham has given her husband David two micro pigs for Christmas. She has recently paid no less than $2,000 for a pair of micro or teacup piglets that are now in their mansion in Hertfordshire, England, according to Daily Mail.
Because they are incredibly cute and have been much mediated, the micro pigs are already a hit as pets with Hollywood celebrities. They are also called teacup piglets because they can usually fit into one cup weeks after being born. They are surprisingly clean and sociable pets: they like the company of people which makes them ideal for keeping as company indoors.
Victoria is said to want to name the pair Elton and David after their close friends Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish, while her soccer star husband is keen to call them someting more traditional: Pinky and Perky. The pedigree pigs have joined the menagerie kept at the farm situated within the family´s sprawling property.
Micro pigs weigh just 9oz at birth and still only weigh up to 65lb when they become fully grown two years later. They stand at around 14in tall.
The Beckhams join other celebs including «Harry Potter´s Rupert Grint in getting in on the micro pig-craze.
Breeder Jane Croft, 42, tells the Mail, «Demand for micro pigs is soaring and we are inundated with inquiries every day. It’s amazing how popular they have suddenly become and just how many people want pigs as pets.»