Can pigs be hired for parties? Yes! On 1st July 2018 Mikey and Sunny, our two Certified Therapy Mini Pigs in Training, were hired for a Child's Birthday Party in South West London.
Mikey and Sunny walked into the birthday girl’s home garden and settled in their enclosure munching on a few healthy snacks whilst Shaun and Natasha greeted all the children and gave them an Educational talk about Miniature Pigs.
The children were amazed to see small pigs, something which a lot of them have never seen. There were a lot of questions and answers and the children learned a lot of interesting facts about miniature pigs. The birthday girl asked if “Micro Pigs” were different from “Mini Pigs” and we explained that, essentially, these names mean the same thing. In the UK, a term “Micro Pig” is more often used, whereas in the USA a “Mini Pig” is preferred when referring to Miniature Pigs. At The Pigfather we also prefer to call our pigs “Mini Pigs” because we believe that this describes these animals more correctly, as, although, they may be “micro” when they are born, they certainly do not stay this size, so a “Mini Pig” is a more appropriate term in our opinion.
After the talk, all the girls had an opportunity to get up close and personal with Mikey and Sunny inside their pen, petting, stroking, brushing, feeding them and observing their behaviour, with a lot of questions being asked, which we were more than happy to answer.
Having had a brief time for a snack, the girls took the piglets for a little walk around the garden which was so much fun! It was really wonderful to see piglets in harnesses running around the garden! Mikey and Sunny were a star attraction at this party and brought so many smiles on children’s and their parents’ faces! The children were also able to watch the piglets perform a few commands and tricks, which they have learned as part of their Mini Pig Therapy Pet Training program, the first stage of which they have already completed!