How Long Do Pigs Live as Pets?

Are pigs good house pets?

Potbellied pigs (PBP’s) make good companions, but only for the right caregiver. On the plus side, pigs are smart, clean, generally non-allergenic, odor-free, flea-free, charming and inexpensive to feed. Pigs are social, bonding easily with humans. They’ll readily roll over for a tummy rub, as well as snuggle with you.

Do pet pigs stink?

3. Pigs are generally clean animals and odorless because they don’t sweat. Their bodies are clean but their snouts are always covered in mud, leaves, or yogurt. Everything in your house at snout level will soon be covered in that as well.

Do pigs get lonely?

How do pigs behave when they live alone? Often, pigs coming to the Sanctuary after living alone for all or most of their lives don’t know how to get along with others. … Though there are exceptions, it’s rare to find a pig who doesn’t want companionship or can’t benefit from it in some way.

How much does a pet pig cost?

If you want to purchase a “teacup” pig, be prepared to drop a whopping $750 to $3,500 on your new pet. After buying, the cost of keeping a pig as a pet only climbs from there.