This is a random vent but it's been irking me all weekend and I needed to get it out. Yesterday I saw on fb that a friend has decided she needs to rehome her 9 month old pig because she's not home enough and doesn't have a yard and it's not fair to the animal. Totally agree, but shouldn't that have been considered before purchasing?? I'm not sure if she has moved in the last year so maybe the yard thing wasn't an issue when she got the pig, but I know for a fact she has the same job she did last year,
so not having time sounds like BS to me.
I had another friend get a pig two years ago and give him up a year later because he grew larger than expected. I have heard these micro/mini/teacup pigs are a scam and I know this friend had heard that too, but I guess she didn't look into it more before purchasing. I feel like these mini pigs are the new "trendy" pet. It breaks my heart to see this happen. Do your research on the size/costs/lifespan/needs of an animal and be realistic about what you can/want to supply in terms of time/money/space BEFORE you bring him/her home.
Ok, end rant.
Has anyone else seen this? Am I being overly judgey?
TL/DR - I'm tired of seeing friends adopt pets and then re home a year or two later because they don't have the time or space for the animal.