Guests of this cafe in Tokyo quickly forget about their problems and worries. Dwarf pigs, or mini pigs, help with this. This therapy is finding more and more fans in Japan.
Cafe owners believe that miniature pigs help relieve stress even better than cats or dogs. The fact is that piglets are very drawn to people.
Experts say spending time with animals can lower blood pressure, reduce headaches and reduce the risk of heart disease. It also improves well-being and helps cope with stress.
Miniature pigs were bred in Germany in the 50s of the last century. Their color can be very different. Minipigs are small, medium and large. The smallest ones weigh from ten to 30 kilograms. Large ones can weigh 120.
Dwarf pigs are easy to train and can be kept indoors. You need to play and walk with them to avoid obesity.
A cafe with mini pigs in Tokyo opened in 2019. There are currently ten such establishments operating in Japan.