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World's Smallest Pets Facts

African pygmy hedgehogs are about the size of a coffee cup.

African pygmy hedgehogs are about the size of a coffee cup. (View larger version)

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  • Bambino cats are a mix between the near hairless Sphinx cat and the Munchkin dwarf cat.

  • Bambino cats appear hairless, though they have incredibly short hair.

  • Bambino cats are nearly naked, so they can easily get sunburned.

  • The world’s smallest working dog weighs 2.5 pounds and is only 5.7 inches tall.

  • Yorkshire Terriers are small dogs, getting only about six to seven inches tall and weighing about seven pounds.

  • African pygmy hedgehogs are about the size of a coffee cup.

  • The world’s smallest stallion weighs 85 pounds and 20 inches tall.

  • Due to their small size, Juliana pigs are often called ‘teacup pigs.’

  • At birth, Juliana pigs are only eight to ten inches long and weigh just about a pound.

  • Pigs like to wallow in mud but not because they like to get dirty. Pigs can’t sweat so the mud keeps them cool and protects them from the sun.

  • Booboo is the world’s smallest dog. She’s a little Chihuahua. She only stands about 4 inches tall and weighs 24 ounces.

  • Cuttlefish have very good eyesight. They have some of the best vision in the animal kingdom.

  • There are about 50 breeds of domestic rabbits around the world, but Netherland Dwarf Rabbits are the smallest ones. They range is size from about 1 to 3 ½ pounds (450g-1kg).