We urge people to do their homework before taking on a pot belly pig. They are great pets for the right people, but they are not for everyone. The biggest misnomer about pot belly pigs is that they will stay as small as they are when young. Some can actually get up to 200 lbs! With regular exercise, a good diet, annual exams and vaccinations by a vet, a pot belly pig should live to a ripe old age. Average age is 15 years. Both size and longevity are directly related to how the pig is cared for. Of course, genetics also plays an important role, but management is of utmost importance.
Pigs are very sociable by nature, adaptable, hearty, clean, and intelligent. Like many breeds they establish a pecking order when in a group environment. That order is maintained by both body and language. With your pig you must establish yourself at the top of the pecking order or he/she will take on the role of “top pig” and dictate the rules of the roost. The last thing you want is a pushy pig.
BRRAR has 2 Pot Bellied Pigs up for adoption. Both of these gals came together and we would like to adopt them out together.