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Manchester 'micro-pig' is a bit of a porker

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When the Brady family bought a 'micro-pig', they thought they'd be getting a pet the size of a small dog.

But a few months on, Percy weighs in at 12 stone and has turned out to be a boisterous house guest at their home in Whitefield, Greater Manchester.

True micro-pigs are just 18 inches tall when fully grown and have been made popular by celebrity owners such as Paris Hilton and the Beckhams.

However, the RSPCA has warned against keeping pigs as household pets.

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