A Guangzhou woman was shocked to see her adorable “mini pet piggy”, purchased about a year ago, grow into a giant hog weighing nearly 220 pounds.
The woman, surnamed Zhou, bought the piggy in June 2014 for 1,500 yuan from a pet shop in Haizhu district, Guangzhou province. Staff with the pet shop told Zhou that the little guy, named Huahua, was a mini pet piggy imported from Thailand, and guaranteed her that it wouldn’t grow over 20 pounds. Oh, they were wrong.
Zhou adored Huahua so much that she immediately purchased the animal. She took great care of the piggy, fed it milk and biscuits, and even slept in the same bed with it. At night, she would carry Huahua with one hand while strolling along the neighborhood, attracting piglet lovers who approached the animal to take photos.
Huahua was not a mini pet piggy, Zhou soon learned. After two months, the animal had already exceeded 20 pounds. Zhou carried Huahua to the pet shop and greeted the staff with only a smug smile.
Since Zhou quite liked Huahua, she figured she would just keep raising the pet. The little piggy kept putting on the pounds until May this year, when it weighed in at nearly 220lbs.
Liu Qingshen, an associate professor with the College of Animal Science at South China Agricultural University, offered his expert opinion in a NetEase News report and concluded that the “mini pet piggy” Zhou bought was indeed most likely a hog.
And so ends today’s most crucial news story.
By Joyce Ng
[Images via NetEase]