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Micro pigs are this year's must-have pet. What other miniature animals are suitable as pets - and which are best avoided?

The Royal Collection: Rabbit,Creator: Fabergé (jeweller) Creation Date: c. 1907 Materials: Chalcedony, diamonds Dimensions: 2.2 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm ] Provenance: Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission) Description: A recumbent rabbit carved from chalcedony and set with rose diamond eyes.

A miniature purpurine carving of an elephant, by Fabergé, circa 1900, FOOTNOTES The deep crimson vitreous material purpurine, was exclusive to the Fabergé workshops and frequently used in their animal carvings. It was made by introducing lead chromate into a glass matrix, a technique initially used in Italy during the 18th century and rediscovered by the Imperial Glass Factory in St Petersburg.

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