Paris Hilton’s Pets: Hotel Heiress Invites Celebuzz Into Her Home, Shows Off Menagerie (EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS)

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Paris Hilton and Her Animals

Paris Hilton is a lot of things -- an heiress, a reality television star, fashion designer, business mogul and, most recently, a DJ -- but at heart she is just an animal lover.

With a large menagerie, Hilton has her hands full.

With everything from a pig to a sugar glider and even a miniature pony, the 31-year-old has turned her multi-million dollar Mulholland Estate mansion in Sherman Oaks, Calif. into a modern day Noah's Ark.

So why so many animals? Hilton went one-on-one with Celebuzz to talk about the pets she calls her "children".

Celebuzz: Have you always loved animals or was it a recent phenomenon?

Paris Hilton: I have always been a huge animal lover ever since I was a little girl. My Dad grew up with tons of exotic pets, I get my love of animals from him.

CB: Tell us about your menagerie.

PH: I love my pets like they are my own children. They are all so special to me. I adopted a few of my dogs from an animal shelter, it feels so good to know I saved their lives. It breaks my heart every time I volunteer at the animal shelter, it is so sad how many animals they have to put down per day.

CB: Do you have a favorite pet -- and why?

PH: I can’t pick a favorite pet, that is like picking a favorite child. They are my pride and joy, each of them for a different reason, so they are each special to me in their own way.

CB: Why do you have so many?

PH: If I could have more I would! I love animals and I think every animal deserves a good home. I am able to provide a good home for them with enough space to run around, take care all of them, and each can be spoiled equally. I think if anyone can have pets then they should. There are so many pets without homes, I just want to give a home to as many as I can!

CB: Is it tough to care for them all?

PH: It is tough but it is harder on me when I am traveling for business, because “caring” means also giving them your love and attention. I feel bad when I can only take one or two with me -- I miss them so much when I am gone. But I make sure that they are always looked after 24 hours a day. So my pets never feel alone and are always happy.

CB: Your dogs live in a dog house, but it's not like most kennels. Describe it?

PH: As I said, my pets are like my children, so they are very spoiled. I had a mini dog mansion built in my backyard, it looks like a replica of my house, but the mini version. It has electricity, lighting, heat and air conditioning. It's two stories with a beautiful stair well with crown moldings and gorgeous furniture and even their own closet. It's so cute. I love hanging out with them in there.

CB: Why a pig?

PH: I've had Princess Piglet for almost three years now. I always read about George Clooney loving his pet pig so much and what an amazing pet it was to him. Then my brother Barron bought one and I went and visited her and fell in love. So I just had to have one, they really do make great pets -- they are very intelligent animals.

CB: Celebuzz heard you bought several feeder bunnies from a pet store after you found out that someone was going to be feed them to a snake. What happened?

PH: I was at a pet store and there were all these sweet little innocent bunnies in a cage and some random guy in the store was laughing about how he loves watching his snake eat them. So I went and bought every single one.

CB: On The Simple Life, you had Tinkerbell, the famous Chihuahua, as your constant companion. Where is she now?

PH: She lives with my mom part time, since I travel so much. Plus Tinks is very jealous of my other dogs. My mom spoils her so much and treats her like her baby.

CB: Do you plan on adding to your pet family in the future?

PH: I don’t know if I plan on it, but I am sure I will. Every time I visit the animal shelters, it is hard to not want to take some of them home.

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  • goodfor7days
    goodfor7days

    I especially like how she clarified that everyone who "can" adopt/rescue should. To me that means she understands her fortunate financial position that which enables her to be an animal philanthropist of sorts. I have to admit that this one remark made me like her a little. Made me see that she isn't completely disconnected from the general population's money, and time considerations that we average folk must consider when rescuing a pet. She does show some good judgment, and restraint with how many animals she has as to not spread her attention too thin. I have to think that if I had the time, and financial freedom that she does I would probaley end up with a farm of the most misfit, wretched, unadoptble mutts out there! I better hurry and get that farm soon too, I've already started on my misfit-menagerie! :p

  • Mini Pig Farm
    Mini Pig Farm

    You are right, this pig is not 45lbs. I have seen other pictures of Paris with her pig and you can tell that this pig was overfed because of the rolls hanging over the poor pigs eyes. There are pigs that stay under 50lbs ( which are considered Teacups) but not all breeders are honest when they are selling bigger pigs. This is why I started a directory and my mini pig farm site so that I can try to stop these breeders that are giving their customers false hope.

  • Leighann
    Leighann

    So glad to see you loving your pig. Unless a person had ever looked into the eyes of a pig, and rubbed their belly, they don't realize what a wonderful animal they are. Your pig looks very healthy. So glad you didn't buy into the lies that pigs are "mini's" or "teacup" size. There is no such thing. All potbelly pigs will range from 60-200lbs as adults by age 3 or 4 when they are mature. Paris, you have beautiful animals!

  • KATE
    KATE

    This pig is minimally 85-95 pounds NOT 45 pounds. A 45 pound piglet is a BABY...this a full grown POTBELLY pig....GET IT INTO YOUR HEADS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TEACUP PIG!!! IT IS AN INVENTION OF BREEDERS THAT WANT YOUR MONEY!!!

  • jas
    jas

    when a glider holds it's tail like that it is getting ready to poo

  • 黄玉婷
    黄玉婷

    Paris Hilton 大爱

  • phreviewz
    phreviewz

    Only Paris :) She has a really good heart! Cool photos!

  • Rafael Centenera
    Rafael Centenera

    lol.....groan

  • Milan Morton
    Milan Morton

    animal lovers:)

  • Justin Dominguez
    Justin Dominguez

    you're so cool

  • Justin Dominguez
    Justin Dominguez

    hahahahaha....I love it :-)

  • Justin Dominguez
    Justin Dominguez

    awww.... a bunny :-)

  • Justin Dominguez
    Justin Dominguez

    OMG... you got an african grey??? I love you so much Xoxo

  • Justin Dominguez
    Justin Dominguez

    That is so cool babe :-)

  • Rafael Centenera
    Rafael Centenera

    O_O!........... >_<! ........... jk

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    Rafael Centenera

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  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    how i love Paris, she cracks me up. Such a babe she is.

  • Aiden Ling
    Aiden Ling

    So sweet

  • Montana Emery
    Montana Emery

    I love her style. And as long as she is REALLY done with that annoying, nails on a chalkboard, high pitched, nasally voice, she's ok in my book :)

  • Lulu
    Lulu

    is so ridiculus, paris you are old get married and have kids

  • AlaBella
    AlaBella

    I'm not usually a fan of hers, as she's one of those celebrities I don't see the point of, but I give her props for having all those pets. I don't know how much she actually takes care of them - she probably has someone looking after them - but at least she admits she can afford giving them all a home.

 
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