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Raising Pot Belly Pigs: Profit Or Pleasure

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on October 17, 2011 - 11:25 pm (229799 views — 433 words)

If you want to start raising potbelly pigs, then you should pay attention to every detail and do some background check on them. If you have plans of raising potbelly pigs, you should do your homework by reading a lot of materials and correspond with experts. Not everyone can handle potbelly pigs, even if they make enjoyable pets. They have a whirlwind romance with their pet especially if it the pigs are still cute and cuddly but once the pigs grow old and loses its cuteness, the luster of the relationship fades. There are also who buy potbelly pigs yet they have no inkling on how to take care of them and the pigs just end up in shelters and sanctuaries. If you think you would make a good pet owner and you have the right attitude in raising potbelly pigs, then by all means obtain one and enjoy the experience.

The first step in raising potbelly pigs is making sure you are not violating any zoning restriction or ordinances by raising potbelly pigs. There are areas where potbellied pigs are not considered as pets but as livestock and you need a certain tract of land before you can start raising potbellied pigs.

When you manage to accomplish the legal implications of raising potbelly pigs, the next task would be learning what and when to feed the pig. The potbellied pigs should be properly fed to prevent any health problems. You can include fruits and vegetables for variety but do not feed it with sugary snacks, especially chocolate. The pigs should have unlimited access to drinking water anytime and anywhere since drinking is just one of their ways of cooling down.

The bedding area of the potbelly pig should be comfortable. When raising potbelly pigs, you should know that they are very sensitive to extreme weather conditions. 75 to 90 degrees is the preferred temperature for the pig’s housing. Raising potbelly pigs require you to provide an area in your yard where they can play and root. This type of behavior is natural instinct for them that is why if you have the means, try also giving them a wet area where they can lie and cool off. The muddy area should always be watered.

Raising potbelly pigs mean you have to take it to the veterinarian for regular immunizations and checkups. To prevent any unintentional accidents, you can ask the vet to trim the hooves and tusks and extract those sharp canine teeth.

Raising potbelly pigs requires devotion and patience but expect your pet to reciprocate your sacrifice with love and affection.