Adopting any animal is a life time commitment and a potbellied pig is no different. Here are some important PIG POINTS when considering them as a pet!
- They can grow to be 80-250 pounds and live 15-20 years! They need adequate space to roam and root. They love to walk around and explore, lay in the sun, root and dig holes looking for food.
- Instead of always feeding them in a bowl, you can spread food around their pen and they can root for it. There is special feed pellet for potbellied pigs and understanding their nutritional needs is extremely important because they can tend to become obese fairly quickly. A low calorie -high fiber diet consisting of 1-2% of their body weight in dry feed is appropriate. They also love a variety of non-starchy vegetables and fruit scraps.
- They can be vocal! If you are looking for a quiet pet, a pig isn’t it.
- Potbellied pigs are fun, curious, have great temperaments and enjoy being with people. They are very smart and curious and you need to plan to keep them entertained.
Here are some of our potbellied stars with their new families!
Potbellied Pigs have also been referred to as Pot Belly Pig, Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs, Miniature Pet Pigs, Micro-mini Pigs and Tea Cup Pigs
Now you know some fun pig points. Stay tuned for some more in part 2 of “Look at That Face!”
Posted: November 11, 2020, by Jill Roggio