The Big Problem With Mini-Pigs

The Big Problem With Mini-Pigs

Do you have a miniature pig that has grown much bigger than it was supposed to? If so, then you can relate to this story about a “growing” problem with potbellied pigs:

Daisy Mae, a Vietnamese potbellied pig, lives as a pet with her owner Sarah Davis in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2012, as a favor to a friend, Canadians Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter adopted a three-pound (1.4-kilogram) "mini-pig" named Esther. Or so they thought. Within two years Esther wasn’t so mini. In fact, she weighed 500 pounds (227 kilograms). "We didn’t want to believe it," says Jenkins, "but at four months it became painfully obvious she would be larger than we thought. She grew about three-fourths of a pound a day. And she’s still growing now." Like thousands of […]


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