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Reasons Why Have Potbelly Pigs As Pets

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on October 17, 2011 - 11:25 pm (229709 views — 420 words)

There has been upsurge in the popularity of potbelly pigs since it has now become one of the most sought after pets. People sought after these wonderful creatures as pets because of their calm demeanor, unique appearance and high intelligence level.

North America has its first potbellied pigs via Canada, which imported it from its countries of origin such as China and Vietnam. They were featured as companion pets and due to their unique and distinct features, people would pay astronomical sums just to have potbelly pigs as pets.

Though there are reviews that say that potbellied pigs make excellent pets, it is still wise for an enthusiast to do some research if the aforementioned pet would be compatible with one's lifestyle. For veterinarians, having an untrained potbelly pigs tantamount to having a toddler two years of age. If you want to have potbelly pigs as pets, then you should be dedicated for the long haul in training them. The good thing about them is once they are trained, they are a welcome addition to any family or household due to their warm disposition, clean lifestyle, playfulness and high intelligence.

Potbelly pigs welcome training since they welcome the challenge to learn new things. They can be trained to use the litter box as well as few simple tricks. They are very intelligent and if you are committed to training them, then they can conform to your lifestyle. They are highly intelligent that even if they were not trained, they would mimic their owners when looking for food. By means of observation, they can open cupboards, refrigerators or rummage food in garbage areas. Just like any toddler, a potbelly pig can cry out with a high pitch scream in the middle of the night if it wants something so bad.

If you are really deadest of having potbelly pigs as pets, you should be concerned about their housing. The ideal living temperature for a potbelly pig is 70 degrees whether they live indoors or outdoors. Potbelly pigs have in their natural instinct to play and root so you should set aside some place in they yard for them to satisfy their natural instincts.

As for their diet, you can opt to feed them commercially prepared foods. You can also add fruits and vegetables to their diet. Water should be available to them 24/7 any time.

Potbelly pigs as pets require the necessary attention and discipline. The proper training and guidance would guarantee that they would make wonderful pets in your household.