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Do miniature pot-bellied pigs make good pets?

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In general, pot-bellied pigs can make good pets since they are clean, intelligent animals who typically get along with other household animals and can easily be housebroken. However, prospective owners should be aware that "miniature" pigs can still grow to be around 150 pounds.

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Although there are breeders who purposefully breed smaller pigs for the home, resources suggest that most pigs that are sold as "miniature" or "teacup" are actually underfed. Typically, pot-bellied pigs grow to around 150 pounds, reaching their full size at around 3 years of age. However, pot-bellied pigs are known to make good pets as they are affectionate, can be trained to be walked on a leash and tend to be clean animals in the home.

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