The Italy striker revealed the newest addition to his family to his 1.1 million Twitter followers, a two-month old micro pig, but said he is unsure of the animal's sexFor some players, purchasing Louis Vuitton bags help fill the void in their lavishly luxurious footballing lifestyles, but for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli - always one to stand out from the crowd - it is a pet pig.
Balotelli, who is frequently in the headlines for some bizarre incidents off the field, revealed his latest addition to the family is a two-month old micro pig named 'Super'.
"Finally my little pig arrived! She is only 2 month old! Is a she but i called her SUPER! ;-)" he said on Twitter.
The 22-year-old, who famously made a pig's-ear of attempting to put his Manchester City bib on during his spell in the Premier League, was also struggling to detect what the animal's sex was.
He added: "Actually can't find the willy so i think is a she ahahahaha but maybe a he! Ahahah".
It is not the first time footballers' pets have been in the news this year as Isco's dog Messi was also a hot topic before the playmaker's move to Real Madrid from Malaga.