Pigs As Pets -
Know The Truth Before You Start Raising Pigs
So you want to buy pet
pigs. Before you
buy pigs as pets, answer this question: is the pet
you are buying solely for companionship purposes only, or do you
want to become a breeder? The answer is important in the
arrangements to be made for the pig and for the kind of pig that you
will buy. If you are opting to earn money by
breeding pigs, the
normal size of pigs is good for you. Do not buy miniature pets if
you are going to try to sell them for their meat because they will
not be worth that much compared to their meatier counterparts.
Having a small piggery business takes a lot of time and attention
that if you are not ready for this kind of work do not buy more than
two. Maintaining a pig pen is more tedious than it sounds, and
taking care of breeding pigs as pets is challenging in comparison to
other pets. There are many issues with pigs that make them
unsuitable to be a good choice for pets.
There are successful owners of pigs as pets, but before they have
attained the capacity to take care of their pets, they have failed
several times. Only those who really have a passion for pet pigs
will continue to take care of these unruly creatures who love dirt.
Others have merely been irritated by the behaviors of the pigs that
they have sold their pet altogether and considered other pets. There
are many stories about trying to
take care of pigs as pets that are
more on the negative than positive.
Indeed, owning a pet pig may be cute and unique, but after you have
shown your friends how cute your pet is, you have to make sure that
it is on its best behavior otherwise you will be humiliated. Pigs
cannot be trained to behave when they do not want to, but you can
try in vain. The least you can do is clean up after them, which is
to be anticipated all the time.
If you are not interested in owning more than one pig, go for the
miniature. This kind is for aesthetical purposes only and will need
to be taken care of on its own. There are no special dates to
remember such as breeding date and gestation period when you are
raising pigs as pets. Your main concern is that they eat on time and
remain clean. The environment should also be maintained more
rigorously than that of breeding pigs.