Have you ever wanted to own a pig or a cow but found the prospect of living with a 250-lb. (110 kg) hog to be too much of a commitment? Well, then these micro-animals are for you.
Have you ever wanted to own a pig but found the prospect of living with a 250-lb. (110 kg) hog to be too much of a commitment? Well, then the micro-pig is for you. The adorable little porkers start out at less than a pound and grow to weigh somewhere between 40 lb. and 70 lb. (18 kg and 30 kg) as adults. They don't shed and can be trained to use a litter box.link
The Finger Monkey
The pygmy marmoset or dwarf monkey or finger monkey is a New World monkey native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil. It is one of the smallest primates, and the smallest true monkey, with its body length ranging from 14 to 16 centimetres (5.5 to 6.3 in). link
When they were born they weighed less than a cat and stood no taller than a cereal box. Miniature horses are found in many nations, particularly in Europe and the Americas. The designation of miniature horse is determined by the height of the animal, which, depending on the particular breed registry involved, is usually less than 34–38 inches (86–97 cm).link
Discovered under a rock in 2006 in Barbados this snake -thin as spaghetti- is small enough to fit on a U.S. quarter. The soil-burrowing reptile is one of a newly discovered snake species that is being called the world’s smallest.
Biologists believe the Barbados thread snake may be at or near the smallest size possible for snakes, due to an evolutionary trade-off between size and reproductive strategy.link
The Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman
The Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman or Musky Caiman is a relatively small crocodilian reptile from northern and central South America. With a total length of up to 1.2m (4 ft), it is the smallest extant species of crocodilian. link
A proud Colorado farmer has bred a rare cross-breed miniature cow. There are only 24 such animals in the world, and they can fetch up to $30,000 each.
Minifox or Fennec Fox
The fennec fox is the smallest of all the world’s foxes, but its large ears, measuring 6 inches (15 centimeters), appear to be on loan from a bigger relative.They have huge, bat-like ears to radiate body heat and help them keep cool in the Sahara heat. They also have long, thick fur that insulates them during the cold desert nights.link
The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature dairy goat breed of West African ancestry. Originally brought to the United States on ships as food for large cats such as lions, the survivors originally lived in zoos. Nigerian Dwarf goats are popular as hobby goats due to their easy maintenance and small stature.link