Estimated Value: $2,000
Other Pet Expenses: healthcare ($300 per visit), food, space
A teacup pig, also called a micro pig, micro piglet, or nano pig, is a fascinating beast that looks so cute on pictures but can be quite a handful while it’s being prepped for a photoshoot. This intelligent and playful animal grows only to knee height. If the zoning laws in your area permit the purchase or adoption of this domesticated farm animal, you can get one for $2,000. After purchase, prepare to spend more to cover the cost of keeping your mini pig. A miniature potbellied pig can eat a lot, and with $300 visits to the vet, anticipate to add a few more thousands to your annual expenses for your pet’s food, healthcare, and space. There’s also the likely need to buy a few more pigs because, by itself, your adorable piglet can become bored, restless, depressed, and aggressive.