What are some of the pros and cons about having a pet pig?
Potbellied pigs (PBP’s) make good companions, but only for the right caregiver.
Pigs can become easily bored, grumpy, depressed, sedentary and even destructive and aggressive, if not given adequate attention by a loving caregiver.
While the daily cost of keeping a pig is relatively low, if a pig becomes ill, vet bills can be unmanageable for some people.
As eager as a dog can be to please his master, a pig’s respect, trust and cooperation must be earned.
If the pig had it his way, you would be pleasing him.
Pigs become attached to their human families very quickly, and are easily depressed when separated.
Do your homework first and make sure a pet pig is really right for you and every member of your family.
Before getting a pig, check with your city, county and homeowners association to determine the exact code. PPB’s can range between 80 and 160 pounds, with the average pig weighing around 120 pounds.Qualified potbellied pig vets are unavailable in some areas.You need to locate a vet that will care for pet pigs before you bring one home.Having a pet pig is kind of like having a perpetual two-year old child.It is because pigs are so intelligent that they can be so stubborn, demanding and manipulative.