When it comes to pets, the first thing people think of is naturally the meow star people and Wang star people at home. However, with the vigorous development of the pet market, more and more young people are not satisfied with finding a companion pet. Many people regard keeping pets as a very fashionable thing, even as a means of showing off. So more and more "new upstarts" of the queer and unique pet industry come to me Among them, "Xiangzhu" and "mini pig" are of great concern, and they have been ranked in the top of the pet hot search list of a treasure shopping website. Now follow 360 common sense net to understand!
Walking a dog is a new trend. Those little pigs who wear cute clothes and grow pink and tender are really cute. However, if you search for keywords on the Internet, you will find that there are frequent news that this kind of pet mini pig has become a big fat pig. Many owners are shocked to find that their beloved mini pig grows easily to 1 or 200 Jin, which can't be packed at home.
Many owners of mini pigs have raised such a question, whether they bought the wrong pig or whether there is a problem with the way of raising it?
In fact, the so-called "mini pig" and "teacup pig" can not be called a strain. They are a kind of genetically stable experimental mini pig bred by scientists as experimental animals in the United States, Japan and other countries after World War II. Although there is the word "mini" in front of this pig, in fact, this mini pig is compared with the ordinary pig. Scientists put the body into shape Those weighing less than 90 kg are collectively referred to as small pigs, which cost as much as 800 US dollars and are usually used in medical experiments, drug sensitivity experiments, etc.
In the late 1980s, many European and American countries began to use mini pigs as pets. The most common one was Vietnam's big belly pig, which was only a few hundred grams when it was born, small enough to fit into a teacup, and only 5 to 10 kilograms when it was about one year old. But don't think this is its final shape. Although the big belly pig grows slightly slower than the ordinary pig, it can grow into an adult big belly Pigs can still grow to 90 to 200 Jin, and it's only a year or two away from crushing your bed.
What is Xiang pig?
In China, the most popular pet pig is "Xiangzhu". When you open a shopping website, you will see a lot of "Japanese Xiangzhu" and "Thai Xiangzhu". In fact, this is the gimmick of the shopkeeper. Xiangzhu is unique to China. In China, the most common ones are Bama Xiangzhu, which originated from Guangxi Bama Yao Autonomous County, and Bama Xiangzhu, which lives in Gannan and Min County, Gansu Province Tibetan fragrant pig, and these two kinds of pigs are bred as pigs.
Why does Xiang pig grow little?
It's totally wrong to say that Xiang pigs can grow up. Compared with ordinary pigs, they are indeed small and lovely, but the weight of adult Bama Xiang Pigs is at least 90 Jin. The Tibetan fragrant pig, which looks smaller in body shape, grows in a plateau area with a lack of food and a relatively bad climate. Once it is taken away from the plateau environment, its weight can soar to 200-300 kg.
How to distinguish Xiang pig and domestic pig?
The so-called domestic pig refers to the domesticated pig raised by farmers. Unfortunately, Xiang pig itself is a domestic pig. For example, Bama Xiang pig has a long history in China, and Xiang pig itself belongs to the domestic pig.
Since "Xiang pig will grow up", why does the pig sold by the store look small?
The so-called mini pig advertised by the store is not as beautiful as it looks. In addition to using false photos and propaganda, many stores will restrict the pet pig's eating to prevent its growth and development. Such pigs are more likely to die due to malnutrition.
At present, some researchers try to cultivate real mini pigs through genetic transformation, but this process is still very long, only in the experimental stage, pet pigs really want to approach the common people's home, there is still a long way to go.
In the same way, although tea cup cats and tea cup dogs can be seen and bought on the market, they are not as cute as they think. Small pets have many problems of their own, and most of them have congenital physiological defects, such as hydrocephalus, blood sugar disorder, digestion and heart disease, which are the most common diseases of tea cup dogs The "mini" pets only satisfy the owner's curiosity seeking psychology, but they themselves will suffer a lifetime of illness.
Therefore, I hope that all pet lovers will give more consideration to the health of their pets. Pets are used to accompany, not to show off. Only by choosing healthy and lively pets, can life be filled with more joy.