Has anyone here ever owned a Pot Bellied Pig? I am very curious in learning more about them. Anyone with knowledge about them please reply. I know the basics but I am interested in temperment, health, and ease of care?
All of the ones I have seen people get aren't very small. they usually end up the size of my dobe but longer! Supposedly it is from overfeeding but I don't know. I have seen small ones at petting zoos though. I think they have to have a very strict diet. They are nice and learn things easy I'm just not a pig person.
Did you ever see the animal story on animal planet with all the pigs? I do like the ones with the beard like things on the side of their faces. I really like the huge pigs but obviously you don't want one in your house:)
They do have mini cows now too. I will get one as soon as I have enough money. they are expensive little things!
Mini Cows?....oh that sounds sooooo cool. I will have to check that out. I am going to look at some pot bellys this afternoon. They are 10 weeks old. She has the "true mini's" the dad is only 28lbs and he is 5 years old and the mom is 3 years old and she weighs 42lbs.
i just know you are gonna come home with one lol. i cant wait to see pic's. the ones i have seen people won are also huge !!! at least seventy eighty pounds if not more. whats its name gonna be ? if i had one i would have to name it something funky like breakfast or lunch or bacon lol. would be too hard to resist not naming it something like that =)
Never owned one. but I think they're cute. I've heard they are good for allergy sufferers. I don't know if that's true or not. Seems like I saw a story about it on animal planet once. If you get one you have to post pictures!
I used to own one, "Porky", he was givin to me by a city person, who could no longer keep him in their neighbor hood. I live on a farm and he just took over the place. The worst thing with pigs is they can get mean. Porky was a very loving pig, but if you didn't feed him fast enough or do what he wanted at that time, he would attack. They have a heck of a bite. They really can do some damage. He would go through stages, where he was just such a grouch. He died a few years ago of old age. I have a child, I never felt comfortable with her getting too close to him, bad enough when he would try to attack us adults.
Ok I am back from my 3 hour journey....and I didn't get one This women had over 80 pigs and they were all sizes from very small too HUGE...and the babies were filthy and dirty. She doesn't vaccinate her herd which was a major turn off. She took me in the house and back into a room and there was the three little babies that were soooooooo cute cramped into a dog crate ankle deep in pig poop!!!! I was pissed. So needless to say I didn't get one because who is to say who the "real" parents were?? I could have ended up with a pig 150lbs living in my house. So I will continue too look for a cleaner breeder that cares more for her animals.
I visited a farm last year and fed one of the pot bellied pigs by bottle. As we were standing around the farmer told me that if you feed them meat they become aggressive?! I don't know if it's true, but he swore that feeding a pig meat will make it try to attack and eat you.
i used to have a pot bellied pig named Zoe, ( i will try to dig up a picture for you) she was a sweet and cuddly thing. but they tend to be a one person owner and can get very jelous. i had to get rid of Zoe because after our baby was born she started biting at me whenever i was holding the baby. i was her person. yes meat can make them aggresive and over feeding is the number 1 reason pigs get tooo big. pigs are pigs they will eat until they furrow (sp) if you keep them on a low protein diet they will stay little. i used to get my food from an on line pig food website. i believe it was www.pigsrus.com. they have special "pot bellied pig" food that is low in protein. she was very smart and easy to pottytrain. pigs are very food driven so that is how we trained her. good luck
When I was younger I babysat for the Chif of Police in out town he had a pig named Bacon the thing was so nice & funny. The chif was an animal lover so he had like 6 dogs the pig would run back and forth at the fence with the dogs at and snort at you it was like he was trying to bark with the dogs. He had his own bedroom and ate dinner with them. Oh ya the chif had no kids I baby sat his animals. But the pig was just like a little boy. I loved him very much.