What you MUST know!
The average weight of a full grown pot-bellied pig is 100-200 lbs. Some are slightly smaller and some larger; genetics determines their size. Under feeding a pig will not change his skeletal size and will only lead to health and behavior problems. Overfeeding a pig, and/or not feeding them food specific to them, will only lead to health and behavioral problems. Rooting is a natural instinct and all pigs will root to varying degrees. This tendency to root can lead to destructiveness in the house if they are bored and do not have other means, or if they do not get enough outside time. It can also lead to destructiveness of lawn and flower beds.
Dogs and pigs must be carefully monitored and should NEVER BE LEFT TOGETHER UNSUPERVISED, even the most gentle of dogs, and even if the Pig and the dog are best of friends. They are both animals with animal instincts. Dogs are predators and pigs are prey, and a dog can kill a pig if provoked. Pigs can become territorial. It is most common in house pigs, but can also occur with outside pigs. In the wild, pigs are herd animals, and it is natural Instinct for them to try to test their dominance and become alpha pig.
Spaying/ neutering of all pigs is essential, not only for reproduction purposes, but also for behavioral and health reasons.
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