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How Long Do Potbellied Pigs Live?

Learn how long potbellied pigs live in this Howcast video featuring Ross Mill Farm president Susan Magidson.


Pot-belly pigs live well into their teens. When they're fed properly and they're cared for properly, they could reach 18 to 20 years. Many of the pigs that we see that pass away earlier than that are being kept in a variety of conditions or have been inbred so badly that they are dying at five and six years old tops for some of the inbred pigs. The ones who live out their life to be 16 or so will often get arthritic conditions. They become more lethargic, and a lot of that to do with being overweight. We need to see more exercise, but they do live to be quite old.

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