Thinking about getting a potbellied pig as a new addition to your home? If so, there are some things you should know to better help you with your decision. Not only to potbelly pigs make great companions, they are also clean, smart, non-allergenic, flea-free, odor-free, and charming pet animals.
Here are 4 things you should know.
Pot Bellied Pigs can be trained to walk
Did you know that you can also train a pig to walk on a leash and even ride in your car? While their behavior may be similar to a dog, pigs will take their time scooping out everything on the ground. You can even teach them how to retrieve an object. However, they will need to be bribed with treats as they will not do it for fun.
Pot Bellied Pigs behave like dogs
Just as you would expect with dogs and cats, pigs have nature to gently bite as well as being territorial. Pigs tend to become aggressive when they compete for attention and food. Just as you would teach another pet animal, it is important to teach your pig proper manners.
Pot Bellied Pigs live an average of 13 years
When properly taken cared for, potbelly pigs can live as long as twelve to fifteen years. It is important to make sure that you don’t over feed your pig and lead them to obesity. If you provide them with enough social stimulation, physical exercise and time outdoors, they will prolong their life. Also be sure to give your pig proper veterinary care to ensure a long, healthy life.
Pot Bellied Pigs become attached to their family
When pigs become attached to their families, they can be easily depressed once they are separated. Be sure to do your homework and make sure that having a pet pig is right for you. You can opt for a sanctuary pig to adopt from as they will help find the right pig for you, proof your home and aid in support as you get started with your new pet.
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