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Five common problems encountered with pet pigs

21 December 2018, at 12:00am

Around the world pigs have become popular pets but, as with raising any animal, raising pigs comes with its own challenges.

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