Five common problems encountered with pet pigs

Around the world pigs have become popular pets but, as with raising any animal, raising pigs comes with its own challenges.
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In most instances, domestic swine species are found in food production systems, bred and reared for consumption. However, some pigs have found their way into our homes along with their canine and feline friends.

The most common breed of hog kept indoors is the pot-bellied pig. Other breeds of pet-sized pigs include the Kune Kune, Juliana, African Pygmy, Ossabaw, Yucutan, Gottingen mini-pig, and the American Landrace.

Intelligent creatures, pigs of all sizes require dedication

Emily Houghton

Editor, The Pig Site

Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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