This ‘teacup pig’ shocked her owner by growing into a 150kg pig in 8 months
If you’re in the market for a cute “teacup pig,” you might find yourself living with a huge pig twice your size, instead.
A Thai shop owner was in for a rude shock after his teacup pig grew up into a regular-sized pig weighing 150kg (330 lbs).
According to 25-year-old Pattanadon Taesakul, he bought Junior for a mere $86, after being told that she was a teacup pig.
However, after eight months, Junior quickly proved she was anything but.
Pattanadon, who says he still loves his pet despite her girth, later started a profile on Facebook just for Junior — who now has over 70,000 followers, who tune in to see the various antics the duo get up to.
According to Pattanadon, Junior accompanies him each day to his shop and walks up the stairs to their living area herself after the store is closed.
He added that he would take care of her for life, saying until “death do they part.”
Earlier last year, another “micro piglet” made the news after she grew into a 270kg (600 lbs) commercial pig.
The moral of the story? Do your research before you get that teacup pig.