• I've heard that they make great pets. People say they are smarter than dogs. I think that the saying goes... "cats look down on you, dogs look up at you, pigs look you right in the eyes."
  • Yessir!
  • They say potbellied pigs are easier to train then a dog and they make great pets but listen sis your not getting a pig. :)
  • Yes!! Actually...all pigs can be made pets. They are extremely smart and can be easily trained.
  • Very good pets, clean, easy to train, but they do require a lot of attention to be the best of pets.
  • Yes and no....they are intelligent, clean and trainable....BUT and it really is a HUGE BUT, their poops are big and very smelly and they will destroy your garden by digging up and plants or lawn you may have...they are also incredibly strong. So I would say unless you have loads of time, space and are not a keen gardener with neighbours close by, think about it and even under those circumstances think again.....too many end up in shelters because people got them as cute little piglets and when they are pigs it is a different matter.
  • I happen to have 11 of them and every one is an absolute baby doll! I have to agree with annieOlga though, they aren't for everyone. They have to be well trained and you must give them lots of time and attention or they can become destructive. VERY strong, baby gates can only hold them out of off limits areas in your house for the first 6 months if your lucky. There are pros and cons to being a PBP owner, but for me the positives are just to good not to have my babies! Check them out at
  • I travel in Bali a lot, and potbellied pigs are everywhere. THey are ornery critters by nature. To make them into pets you would need a lot of training.
  • They are great pets, except that they need a lot of attention, and some like to hump your leg a lot.
  • It depends, they are harder to take care of than a dog, and they are more independent minded. 1.Pot-bellied pigs are not house pets, but more of a yard and farm kind of pet. 2.Although pot-bellied pigs are domesticated, they were bred for meat production and not for friendliness. 3. Pigs are also very destructive and will dig up your garden and your trash. 4. Being omnivores they will eat just about anything including. 5.Like human feces, pig feces carries E. coli that will make you sick. They also produce a lot more than a similar sized animal, so disposal will be a problem 6. Their hooves need to be trimmed if not they are worn down by walking on hard surfaces. 7. Their hooves will scratch hardwood floors and some tiles. 8. Pigs are very heavy and even if you could be lifted they don't like it and will protest a lot. This will make them hard to move in the case of an emergency or getting them to a vet. It also hurts more if they step on your hands or feet. 9. You will need a large vehicle with a ramp or a trailer to transport them. 10. Most large animal vets live out in the country so that's where you will have to drive to take them. 11. Pigs are by nature social animals so it might be a good idea to get two if there is no one for it interact with for most of the day. 12. They can live to be 18 While pot-belly pigs might be in the most popular pet pigs, the kune kune of New Zealand and the Guinea hog of the US are much more docile breeds. Both are bigger than a pot-belly, but smaller than most commercial breeds. They are also two of the few remaining breeds of grazing, pig which means they eat grass and hay instead of pig feed and thus nearly went extinct in favor of the larger commercial breeds that can be facory farmed. The kune kune is available in the UK, one breeder claiming his pigs are the smallest commercially available pet pigs. I don't know if it is available in the US. The Guinea hog is considered an endangered breed and is usually found in the Southeastern US, partcularly Georgia.
  • We had potbellied pigs years ago, and they are wonderful, ours was housbroken. They do like to eat alot and the more you feed them the bigger they get. I had a pen outside she would spend part of the day in(we were on a 50 acre farm and I didn't want her on road)my 3lb chihuahua made the pig her best friend and would spend her day with her in the pen. Piggy Sue also protected her from a large dog that jumped in their pen she grabbed the large dog by the throat and put him down. When she let him go he left the pen and went home. We never saw him again! They can get to a good size if you let them over eat. And they can and will overeat if you let them. Ours did but she would always go to the door and ask out. I miss her. We are thinking of getting another one. Space is limited in the house though so not sure if we will at this point in time, but definately later.
  • we bought one for my brother a few years back,he had it liveing in his bed room for awhile,but it began to root up the hardwood flooring,and would not go to the restroom outside.....after it kept pooping in the floor and screaming at night we gave it to my firend,the pig now weighs about 400lbs and has 6 inch tusk......

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