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It's evident in my avatar, but I find pigs just ADOREABLE. I know they can be a bit of a problem if they grow too large but I have heard there are breeds that stay small-ish most of their life.<br><br><br><br>
I have a reasonably large back-yard, so I'm sure a pig could live very happily as as one of my many animal companions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br><br><br>
Is there anyone on VB with a pet pig?<br><br>
Prehaps you could share any major obsticals one might run into in caring for a pig, or any other experiences.
 

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Just make sure you're ready--even potbelly pigs get quite large. Also, if you do get one, adopt it from a rescue agency, don't buy one.
 

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Pigs can get EXTREMELY large. They are also very very strong and very good at getting out and can get into a lot of trouble when they do. They can also be dangerous, with a nasty bite if you get one with a bad personality (probably rare, and mainly due to poor upbringing). Be sure you read up on how to care for them, and make sure you have proper strong fencing and all the other care items you might need for the piggie, such as a wallow, dust bath, scratching post, etc.<br><br><br><br>
From my own experience with sheep (not pigs) currently, I've learned it's easy to say "oh I'll just get x farm animal!" run out and get them, and find out they are much more trouble than you expected (especially the getting out and destroying things aspect).
 

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We just recently had a search on this, if you search for it you may get some ideas. They can get very large, and very hard to care for.
 

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My brother had a potbelly pig for a couple of years. Even the small ones will get to be 45+ pounds, but the larger issue is the HUGE amount of attention that pigs require. They are wicked smart & will wreak havoc upon your life if they become bored or mad.<br><br><br><br>
For instance, aforementioned pig Oscar, learned to open the refrigerator, open child proof latches on cabinets, learned to open the ferret pen to let them out, learned how to open doors & unlatch baby gates, etc. He would only do these things when left home alone; he simply could not stand it.<br><br><br><br>
If you can provide that kind of attention & training though, they are wonderful companions! They are so playful and smart, litterbox trainable. If I had the time, I would have a pig in a heartbeat.
 
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