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Meet the real-life Babe: Pig who’s mastered over 20 dog tricks

In the space of a four weeks, Merlin had learned 10 tricks including sit, jump, twirl, kiss, shake, high-five and wait.

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By Jessica Hehir-Smith via SWNS

Meet the real-life Babe - a five-month-old pet pig who has mastered over twenty doggy tricks - including sit, jump, high-five and shake.

Mina Alali, 24, began training her miniature pot-bellied pig Merlin from the moment she picked him up as a piglet.

In the space of a four weeks, Merlin had learned 10 tricks including sit, jump, twirl, kiss, shake, high-five and wait.

Now, four months old, the clever porker can oink on command, identify different colors, play with a soccer ball and he even turn off Mina’s 5 A.M. alarm in the mornings.

Mina decided to step up his training and purchase some recordable pet training buttons to help him communicate his needs.

Merlin can now demand food, water and kisses using the unique pet training buttons.

She added her own spin on the buttons by hilariously adding curse words to the end of Merlin’s demands.

Merlin has six buttons to choose from that announce different phrases, such as "I’m hungry b***h," "I need water b***h," "time to wake up b***h" and "I want a kiss b***h," as well as a "yes b***h" option.

Mina, an influencer manager from San Jose, California, is very proud of the progress Merlin has made.

She posts videos to the social media app TikTok, where she has almost 1 million followers, all fascinated by her life with a pet pig and Merlin’s progress.

Mina added: “I love training animals and creating strong, loving bonds.

“I’ve always wanted a pig as a pet so I decided to get Merlin to make my life more interesting.

“My favorite thing is his looks up at me when he knows he got a trick right - it’s so sweet!”

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