Do Pigs Make Good Pets?

Why pigs are bad pets?

They root and can become destructive if not given the proper stimuli to entertain themselves or others. No pet is maintenance free and all will from time to time require a specialized veterinarian to treat them. Below is a prime example of someone purchasing a pet potbellied/miniature pig without doing their homework.

Can a pig be a house pet?

Pet Pigs have a natural gentle disposition. Because they are a herd animal they can get along well in a family situation as they treat the other members of the family as a part of their herd. Sometimes this can be a problem because they are a pray animal they may become cautious of strangers.

Do pigs like to be petted?

Pigs are instinctively wary of being picked up : in the wild, predators capture them from above and lift them through the air. However, many do enjoy lap visits and cuddling. Pigs are clean pets who will stay tidy if they are bathed and groomed.

What kind of pigs make good pets?

Hobby hog farmers will attest to the friendliness of pigs of all stripes (and spots), but Vietnamese potbellied pigs make the best indoor pets.