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Do Potbellied Pigs Make Good Pets?

Learn if potbellied pigs make good pets in this Howcast video featuring Ross Mill Farm president Susan Magidson.


Pot-bellied pigs can make excellent pets, but they're not for everybody. They're more like children, they need to be nurtured, they need to be stimulated. They need to be loved and they like to be tucked in at night and read to, they love music. They make excellent pets for some but you do need to do your homework first. You need to be sure that your home is properly zoned for it, that you own your home. They really make a better pet if they're given the right environment, and sometimes that environment includes a space for them in your home, a space for them in your yard. Make sure that they're safe in your yard. There are predators, dogs are predators to a pot-bellied pig so you make sure that they're safe outdoors, they have plenty of room. They make a really good pet because they are so much a companion to you. They're very meticulous and clean so it makes it very easy to have them as a pet in your house. Pot-bellied pigs are also able to be therapy animals, they are very good going into a home for the elderly, children hospital, that kind of thing. They really are very, very good but they're also therapy for us, the owner, and that is really very important, it's a very healing type of animal to have.

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