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How to take care of a pig

Posted on: January 5th, 2022

There are many types of animals here at Zoology Foundation, but none of them are more adored than our pigs. We currently have five pigs on our property. Four of them are potbelly pigs named Chevy, Frankie, Priscilla, and Jonesy. We also have one large pig named Sweet Pea. No matter what their story was before they came to us, we ensure that they have the best life possible while they are here! 

Unfortunately, potbelly pigs are commonly adopted by inexperienced owners and are often given away after they become too much to handle. This is why it is so important to do your research before adopting a pig! Pigs can be amazing pets, but they are not easy to care for. Here is a list of considerations to think about before adopting a pig. This list can also be applied to any animal that you are thinking of adopting!

  1. Can I have this animal in my area?
  1. How much space does this animal need?
  1. What is their typical behavior like?
  1. How long do they live?
  1. How much do they cost to adopt and care for?
  1. What are their diet requirements?
  1. Is there a vet near me that can care for this animal?

Overall, pigs are fantastic animals, but they can be a handful. If you or someone you know is interested in adopting one, make sure to do your research beforehand so that both you and the pig can thrive!

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