A Petite Warning to Ariana and Pete: Your Pet Pig Is Going to Get Massive

They have no idea what’s coming
They have no idea what’s coming
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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have reportedly, possibly, gotten a pet pig.

E! News reports that Grande posted a couple photos of a cutie little brown pig on her Instagram stories, one of which shows the animal sleeping on Davidson’s stomach. While it’s not entirely clear if the pig is actually the couple’s or if it’s just visiting, we can all agree it is very cute.


But here’s the thing: pet pigs are bad news.

Pet pigs are frequently sold as “micro pigs” or “teacup pigs,” but in reality there’s no such thing. It’s a scam. Sometimes when people buy a mini pig, they think they’re getting a pig that will stay small like it is in childhood forever, but these pigs are going to grow to be very large. In order to keep them small you have to underfeed them and stunt their growth, which is just animal abuse. People like Steve Jenkins, owner of the now Insta-famous pig Esther, buy what they think are “micro pigs” that will stay tiny forever, but then find out pigs like Esther grow to 650 pounds.

That’s a big ass pig! So consider this a small warning, Ariana and Pete. Something tells me that the two of you might not have enough room in your luxury Chelsea apartment for a 600 pound pig.

Hazel Cills is the Pop Culture Reporter at Jezebel. Her writing has been published by outlets including The Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, ELLE, and more.



Micro pig is a misnomer used to refer to small breeds of domestic pig, such as Vietnamese Pot-bellied pigs, Göttingen minipigs, Juliana pigs, Choctaw Hogs, or Kunekune (or cross-breeds with these)

Notable features of most miniature pigs distinguishing them from other pigs may be defined by their possession of small, perked-back ears, a potbelly, sway back, chubby figure, rounded head, short snout, legs, and neck, and a short tail with thick hair at the end. In other words they’re cute AF.

Typically, most breeds of mini pigs will range from the minimum weight of 50 pounds (23 kg) to 200 pounds (91 kg). Size is relative.

Only the domestic pig can get really big. The adult can weigh between 110 (50kg) and 770 lb (350 kg). Needless to say this depends on how much you feed them ;) As they’re usually used for meat production (aww....) they’re deliberately getting excessive amounts of food.

According to my niece Sophie, she’s vegan, that’s animal abuse. She even used the term cruelty. I like pork. It’s tasty. I’m sorry Sophie.

And i don’t know about that. I know a bunch of people who get extreme pleasure from eating. So much so that they’re getting obese. This is fine. I’m not judging. But according to medical science this can be dangerous. I’m not sure who to believe nowadays.

I like to stay slim and fit myself (Pure vanity. Health is only secondary) so i limit my food consumption on purpose and i also exercise regularly. I’m so fucked up.