Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

This Woman Thought She Was Buying A Mini Pig, But It Grew Into A 551-Pound Swine That Is Adored By Its Family Despite Its Size
122points
User submission
682
18.3K
Animals8 months ago

This Woman Thought She Was Buying A Mini Pig, But It Grew Into A 551-Pound Swine That Is Adored By Its Family Despite Its Size Interview

Imagine that you live in a small apartment and get yourself a cute tiny puppy that you know won’t grow to be big in size. What if that dog turned out to be mixed with another breed about which you knew nothing and now the pet seemed to be too big for the living space? Sounds ridiculous, right?

Funny or not, that happened to Rosângela Martins dos Santos de Lara, a woman who lives in the city of Peruíbe, on the coast of São Paulo, Brazil. Only instead of a dog, she bought herself a piglet, which she believed was a special breed that usually doesn’t exceed 20 inches in height and 35 inches in length. Today, 3 years later, the pig weighs about 551 pounds and measures 5 feet. However, even though Rosângela wanted a tiny and cute Wilbur by her side, she got an adorable swine that grew along with her love.

More info: Instagram

Meet Rosângela and her adorable pig she named Lilica

Image credits: lilica_pig

Rosângela bought the piglet 3 years ago with the promise that it would not grow up to be big

Image credits: lilica_pig

Image credits: lilica_pig

However, Lilica didn’t stop growing

Image credits: lilica_pig

Rosangela’s daughter, Larissa, told Bored Panda that the family was shocked when they saw that the pig was growing every day without thinking to stop. “We always thought it wasn’t going to grow anymore, but then it grew and grew. The proportion of the size that the pig has reached is insane but we love it and it is well taken care of.”

The Swine now weighs about 551 pounds and measures 5 feet

Image credits: lilica_pig

Despite the fact that the pig turned out to be not exactly what Rosângela imagined, it is still adored by its family and even its neighbors

Image credits: lilica_pig

Lilica is raised indoors, as a pet, and shares a room with Rosângela and her husband

Image credits: lilica_pig

According to Larissa, Lilica spends most of the day napping. The pig always does the same activities: it gets up with Rosangela, goes to the bathroom (always in the same place in the backyard of the house), eats breakfast, showers when it is too hot and goes out to graze and root. Lilica has dinner from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm and goes to bed at 8:00 pm.

“It’s a stubborn animal! It has a strong personality. When it wants something you cannot stop it. There’s no discussion. It also makes a lot of noise, especially when it’s hungry, it opens the fridge, the cupboard and it makes a mess when it’s upset.”

The pig has its own mattress and eats about 11 pounds of food a day

Image credits: lilica_pig

Lilica receives all the family’s love

Image credits: lilica_pig

The pig draws attention wherever it goes and is liked by a lot of people, especially children

Image credits: lilica_pig

“The pig is best known in the neighborhood, a lot of people like it, especially children. When people see it, they’re surprised, they want to take a picture.”

Lilica also befriended some of the neighbourhood dogs. Although, she gets teased by some of them sometimes. But hey, who never teased their friends?

Even though Rosângela wanted a tiny and cute Wilbur by her side, she got an adorable swine that grew along with her love

Image credits: lilica_pig

18Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Leave a comment
Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago

Miniature pigs aka teacup pigs do not exist. They are just severely malnourished pot-bellied pigs. Which stunts their growth and causes other health issues like brittle bones. The smallest pig you can get is the pot bellied pig but even they get to anywhere between 45-90 kilos (100-200 pounds).

Ray Martin
Community Member
8 months ago

I came here to say this, but you saved me the trouble. Things like this only strengthen my belief in the stupidity of humanity.

Load More Replies...
TheAnimalLady
Community Member
8 months ago

Pigs are highly intelligent and are actually very clean animals IF their living area is properly maintained. The wallowing in mud is to combat heat and pests in summer, as they don't sweat and can't swat or scratch at bugs effectively. (I've had 7 potbellies, trained them just like the dogs, the best were even housebroken.)

TheAnimalLady
Community Member
8 months ago

BTW, all of them were GIVEN to me by people who realized they'd been duped and couldn't manage them. I don't buy animals, I rescue or "take in".

Load More Replies...
glowworm2
Community Member
8 months ago

I’m happy they still cherished their pig regardless of how big they got. Sadly, a lot of people find out the hard way that there really is no such thing as a “mini” pig. Also that pig is adorable.

Marcellus II
Community Member
8 months ago

However much you love them, if you live on a 12th floor apartment you will not be able to care for them.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago

Miniature pigs aka teacup pigs do not exist. They are just severely malnourished pot-bellied pigs. Which stunts their growth and causes other health issues like brittle bones. The smallest pig you can get is the pot bellied pig but even they get to anywhere between 45-90 kilos (100-200 pounds).

Ray Martin
Community Member
8 months ago

I came here to say this, but you saved me the trouble. Things like this only strengthen my belief in the stupidity of humanity.

Load More Replies...
TheAnimalLady
Community Member
8 months ago

Pigs are highly intelligent and are actually very clean animals IF their living area is properly maintained. The wallowing in mud is to combat heat and pests in summer, as they don't sweat and can't swat or scratch at bugs effectively. (I've had 7 potbellies, trained them just like the dogs, the best were even housebroken.)

TheAnimalLady
Community Member
8 months ago

BTW, all of them were GIVEN to me by people who realized they'd been duped and couldn't manage them. I don't buy animals, I rescue or "take in".

Load More Replies...
glowworm2
Community Member
8 months ago

I’m happy they still cherished their pig regardless of how big they got. Sadly, a lot of people find out the hard way that there really is no such thing as a “mini” pig. Also that pig is adorable.

Marcellus II
Community Member
8 months ago

However much you love them, if you live on a 12th floor apartment you will not be able to care for them.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda