What Are Mini Potbelly Pigs?


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The phrase "mini potbelly pig" is simply another way of referring to a potbelly pig, which is a domesticated pig originally indigenous to Vietnam. Potbelly pigs are typically smaller than common farm pigs raised for food production, and are often kept as pets. The term "miniature" is relative however, as mature potbelly pigs can still weigh anywhere from 100 to 300 pounds.

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What Are Mini Potbelly Pigs?
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Potbelly pigs were a popular pet from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, but they declined in popularity once owners discovered that the young potbelly pigs grow to a larger size. The male potbelly pig can be a bit aggressive, especially when not neutered and not trained properly, while the females can become territorial during pregnancy. As with other pets, the owner of a potbelly pig should enforce their alpha status for the pig to learn its rightful place.

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