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Adorable pet pig becomes TikTok sensation with more than one million followers after learning how to ‘talk’ using buttons


An adorable pet pig has become a viral TikTok sensation with more than one million followers who have lauded him as the “world’s smartest pig” as he is potty trained and has learned how to “talk” using buttons with pre-recorded phrases.

When Mina Alali, 25, first adopted Merlin, the now eight-month-old mini Vietnamese pot belly pig, she never expected him to be so clever – but he has since been able to learn how to use a cat litter tray and even knows how to ask for food and walks.

The social media manager from San Jose, California, started posting videos of the 25lbs (11kg) hog on her TikTok account, @mina.alali, and quickly amassed one million followers from animal lovers across the world.

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