In 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend asking if he wanted to adopt a micro pig.
Also known as miniature pigs or ‘teacup’ pigs, these little pigs never grow up. At full size, they’ll stand shoulder to shoulder with a small dog. A terrier, for example. They’re intelligent, adorable, and highly responsive to household training.
With that in mind, Steve leapt at the opportunity. By the Winter of 2012, Steve, his partner Derek, and Esther the 1.8 kilogram micro pig were a perfect family.
It’s five years on. And when Esther was meant to stop growing, she simply didn’t. Esther the ‘micro pig’ now weighs 300 kilograms.
Yup. She wasn’t a micro pig at all. Steve and Derek were duped into buying a regular pig. It was just a baby.