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Do pigs make good house pets?

  1. MicahI profile image84
    MicahIposted 7 years ago

    Do pigs make good house pets?

    What about certain breeds? Please share any experiences you may have had or heard of!

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  2. profile image0
    4youreyesposted 7 years ago

    They can if you have the time to train them and the right space to keep them in. I had a miniature potbelly pig she was litter trained and crate trained. She was very smart but very also mischievous like any other young pet.. You can train them, treats are their reward, to do many things, just be very careful not to over feed them if I remember right they can only have 1/4 or 1/2 cup of grain a day, it's not much. They can be a lot of fun they will follow you around like a puppy. The teacup breed would be the smallest then the mirco mini  you need to make sure you by from a trusted person people have been known to sell regular pigs as the ones people want for pets. Hope this helped .

  3. Mr-Yo LV profile image57
    Mr-Yo LVposted 7 years ago

    I was thinking about getting one as a pet and learned it's not the right time for me yet. 

    Adding to what 4youreyes said above, some states don't allow pigs as pets at home due to some of the veterinarians do not knowing how to treat pigs.

    Zoning is also very important when keeping pigs as pets.

    I found a few sites that might be helpful to you:

    Exotic Pet Laws
    http://exoticpets.about.com/od/choosing … t-Laws.htm

    Pot Bellied Pigs as Pets
    http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/potbelli … expect.htm

    Pros & Cons of having a pig as a pet.
    http://www.pigs.org/article.asp?article_id=3

    About pet zoning
    http://www.petpigzone.com/


    Hope this helps!

  4. mysteriousmaven profile image58
    mysteriousmavenposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I've heard about people who keep pigs as pets. smile

    Often times, the stories aren't that happy, as they enjoy the pigs when their young and cute, and start to abandon them as they start to grow older and more hard to control.

    Like mentioned, some countries have certain rules when it comes to keeping pigs as pets. But often, those same countries have places you can go for pig keeping training. smile

  5. afriqnet profile image51
    afriqnetposted 6 years ago

    Pot bellied pigs are good house pets. They have most pet characteristics that include feeding habits, size and behaviors. They originated from Vietnam and are commonly called Vietnamese pot bellied pigs. They make good pets

 
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