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What Are Teacup Pot Belly Pigs?

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on October 17, 2011 - 11:25 pm (229697 views — 389 words)

If you live in a constricted space yet you still want to own a pig as a pet, then you should look at the teacup potbelly pig. These teacup potbelly pigs are smaller than the regular farm pigs and even the pot bellied ones. Besides the fact that they only grow the size of a spaniel, what makes them remarkable to pet owners is its appealing characteristics, the oversize ears, and pink snouts. Though the ideal teacup potbelly pig should weigh 65 lbs when fully grown, it can still have the capacity to add excess weight of 90 lbs and height of 21 inches.

Due to their high intelligence and affectionate nature, teacup potbelly pigs make enjoyable pets. Pet lovers adore them simply for their sweet, docile and intelligent nature, after all teacup potbelly pigs are the fourth smartest animal. Contrary to the usual stereotypes on pigs, teacup potbelly pigs are odor free, and they are non-allergenic plus they are highly trainable.

The disadvantage of having them is they can be destructive when they are hungry, bored and aggressive. If you feel that you can overcome the advantages over the disadvantages of owning a teacup potbelly pig, then by all means either buy or adopt one.

The initial process is in owning a teacup potbelly pig is doing some research on zoning laws in your area. Contact a reputable dealer who breeds teacup pigs for sale so that you won't be fooled into buying a sick or malnourished pig.

If you can afford it, buy a pair of teacup potbelly pigs because this specie are social animals, they love company. If you have other pets in your farm or household, one teacup potbelly pig will do. Teacup potbelly pigs love to play and root so make sure you provide them an area where they can satisfy their natural instinct. They should have access to fresh water all the time because drinking is one way for them to cool off. Teacup potbelly pigs can have fruits and vegetables in their diet but they should not consume any meat or meat products. You can inquire with a veterinarian the proper nutritional and diet of a teacup potbelly pig.

The teacup potbelly pigs know how to repay your care and attention, they would simply love you back with their intelligence and affection.