7 Common Questions About Potbellied Pigs

 

Potbellied pigs are awesome creatures. With their adorable snouts and cute little tails, it’s no wonder that they’ve grown significantly in popularity in recent years. 

Of course, if you’re considering adopting a potbellied pig, you may have some questions about them - and here are a few of the most popular ones that often come up!

 

  1. Where did potbellied pigs originally come from?

Potbellied pigs originated in China. In the United States, however, these animals are considered pets and can be found living as companions to people of all ages.

  1. Are potbellied pigs smart?

Potbellied pigs are surprisingly intelligent animals and have a level of intelligence that's comparable to dogs. They can be trained using a clicker just as you would train your dog (and maybe more easily because they're so food motivated).

 

  1. Do potbellied pigs make good pets?

Potbellied pigs are intelligent and clean animals that require a good deal of care. They need space to roam, so if they live indoors with you, make sure there's plenty of room for walking around! 

  1. How big do potbellied pigs get? 

In general, males weigh between 120 to 180 pounds while females will typically range between 80 to 140 pounds, but this varies based on age and diet.

 

  1. Are potbellied pigs dirty?

Potbellied pigs are typically clean animals. They groom themselves and each other frequently (yes, they’re quite social creatures) - although they do love to play in the mud or dirt if given the chance.

  1. What do potbellied pigs eat?

Potbellied pigs are omnivores, although they tend to eat more grass, plants, and vegetables.

  1. How long do potbellied pigs live?

Potbellied pigs live about 15 years on average - although some have lived as long as 20 years or more when well-cared for.

The potbellied pig is a wonderful companion for kids and adults. Because of their intelligence and social nature, you might find this is the perfect pet for you!

 

RESOURCES:

https://fossilrim.org/animals/vietnamese-pot-bellied-pig/

https://starmilling.com/squeal-worthy-facts-about-mini-pot-bellied-pigs-as-pets/

https://www.lollypop.org/7-facts-about-potbellied-pigs/

https://bestfriends.org/stories-blog-videos/latest-news/19-fun-facts-about-potbellied-pigs

 

Written by Brooke Knight

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