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maryfrswain Junior Member
Hi all, new to the site. Has anyone got any pot belly pigs for sale or know anyone who has. I'm in Ballykelly area.

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  • Stevie G Super Moderator
    edited September 2011
    maryfrswain said:
    Hi all, new to the site. Has anyone got any pot belly pigs for sale or know anyone who has. I'm in Ballykelly area.

    Be very careful from whom you buy as there are alot of dogdey breeds out there in the micro pig world.
    I can only suggest who in the UK and don't know any in Ireland.
    Good Luck.:D
  • nhfisherman Junior Member
    edited October 2011
    Wether small or large Pigs are Pigs. There are many reasons why they do not make great pets and regretfully end up in someones frying pan= they are PIGS.They are always selfish,hungry and wanting more food or whining about not having enough.They are smarter than most average dogs but only for what they want,usually more food.They are only cute when they are babies.Once they get old,they are greedy selfish creatures that know how to beg for food.
  • blonde Senior Member
    edited October 2011
    nhfisherman said:
    Wether small or large Pigs are Pigs. There are many reasons why they do not make great pets and regretfully end up in someones frying pan= they are PIGS.They are always selfish,hungry and wanting more food or whining about not having enough.They are smarter than most average dogs but only for what they want,usually more food.They are only cute when they are babies.Once they get old,they are greedy selfish creatures that know how to beg for food.
    If they are on a self feeder they actually dont beg for food, they eat what they want and when done or finished they go lay down in a cool spot and snooze. They can make fabulous pets....There is no need to end up in someones fry pan.......thanks..... they might be pigs, but they are gentle giants on 4 legs. Yes they are cute when little but they do grow up like every thing on this earth. Nothing stays a baby for ever..... pity. but you learn to love the pet you have as it grows and shows it personality of which every one has one including us.

    Some like their back scratched, others like the tummy rubbed, some go down on their front feet and lay over for more, close their eyes and just enjoy it. If they have babies some let you sit and watch while they are having them others prefer total seclusion till they are a day or so old.

    Every thing works on ME, MYSELF and I world including YOU!!!! No animals forgoe food or water incluing YOU!!!! There are also not too many in this world that have good manners any more....PIGS included......!!!
  • FudgiesMom Junior Member
    edited July 2012
    nhfisherman said:
    Wether small or large Pigs are Pigs. There are many reasons why they do not make great pets and regretfully end up in someones frying pan= they are PIGS.They are always selfish,hungry and wanting more food or whining about not having enough.They are smarter than most average dogs but only for what they want,usually more food.They are only cute when they are babies.Once they get old,they are greedy selfish creatures that know how to beg for food.
    I'm speaking from limited experience, but it COMPLETELY depends on how you raise your pig. My baby girl is a year and a half and an absolute *doll*. She is sitting next to me on the couch as I'm typing this with her head on my thigh. She is cuddly and affectionate and it has not a thing to do with food; she is fed a custom blend of PPB grain twice a day and that's it! She goes out 7-8 hours a day and gets to root and graze, but I do not give her snacks (aside from the very occasional veggie when I'm making salads) as I don't want her to be spoiled. The only kind of spoiling she receives is in the form of belly rubs and ear scratches. She loves to be hugged and held and will seek attention if you are ignoring her. She plays beautifully with my dogs and horses and is good with other people, though she vastly prefers her "mom" :)

    A big factor in her personality is that I had her spayed at 12 weeks. She never cycled and never experienced any hormone surges. She's very calm and docile. I adore my baby girl!

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/289816_582844862141_8002195_32759552_215174_o-1.jpg

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/fudgecolby.jpg

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/fudgecolbybed.jpg

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/fudgeme.jpg

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/fudgecouch.jpg

    And one of her and my show horse when she was a tiny baby

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/263877_578968690021_8002195_32679326_8245691_n.jpg
  • Stevie G Super Moderator
    edited July 2012
    FudgiesMom said:
    I'm speaking from limited experience, but it COMPLETELY depends on how you raise your pig. My baby girl is a year and a half and an absolute *doll*. She is sitting next to me on the couch as I'm typing this with her head on my thigh. She is cuddly and affectionate and it has not a thing to do with food; she is fed a custom blend of PPB grain twice a day and that's it! She goes out 7-8 hours a day and gets to root and graze, but I do not give her snacks (aside from the very occasional veggie when I'm making salads) as I don't want her to be spoiled. The only kind of spoiling she receives is in the form of belly rubs and ear scratches. She loves to be hugged and held and will seek attention if you are ignoring her. She plays beautifully with my dogs and horses and is good with other people, though she vastly prefers her "mom" :)

    A big factor in her personality is that I had her spayed at 12 weeks. She never cycled and never experienced any hormone surges. She's very calm and docile. I adore my baby girl!

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/289816_582844862141_8002195_32759552_215174_o-1.jpg

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/fudgecolby.jpg

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/fudgecolbybed.jpg

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/fudgeme.jpg

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/fudgecouch.jpg

    And one of her and my show horse when she was a tiny baby

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/PippaCavalli/263877_578968690021_8002195_32679326_8245691_n.jpg


    Hi there, showed the wife, who also thought your pig is very "cute and "adorable"".
    Besides being spayed, the other important factor in your success would be that it gets plenty of excercise, which is also key.
    What bredd is it(kune in there some where or not?) and where did you get it from??
  • FudgiesMom Junior Member
    edited August 2012
    Stevie G said:
    Hi there, showed the wife, who also thought your pig is very "cute and "adorable"".
    Besides being spayed, the other important factor in your success would be that it gets plenty of excercise, which is also key.
    What bredd is it(kune in there some where or not?) and where did you get it from??
    Thank you! She thinks she's just about as good-looking as they come :) She's got quite the personality!

    I did a ton of research about pigs before I made the plunge and that was something that every source recommended strongly; I actually bought my property with pig ownership in mind. Approximately one acre around my house is fenced and that is her's and the dog's to do what they wish. Eventually I'll re-fence the area so that I can finally have a proper front yard and they can tear up the back as much as they want. I don't understand these pet pig owners who leave their piggies inside 24/7; they are active farm animals! A good owner wouldn't leave a horse or a goat stalled or a dog cooped up without an opportunity to go out and play. It's just not logical to me.

    She's a pure bred PBP, I have met 4 generations of her family. I bought her from an Ag. certified breeder in the Tampa, Florida area. Her parents were in the 120-130 lb range at ~5, her grandparents were in the 120-150 lb range ~10-13. I paid $125 for her; a far cry from these "micro-mini breeders". All of her siblings (2 males and 1 female) have gone to indoor homes and have done very well.

    Now that I have her, I cannot imagine my life without a pot belly. She brings me so much joy!
  • BaconsDad Junior Member
    edited July 2014
    Hey all

    I'm curious where everyone is from. I'm trying to find other potbelly pig owners in the Northeastern USA, ideally in the New York City area. I'm trying to find people who have experience living with pigs in the city. I have an opportunity at work that requires moving to the city and have recently found out that the city's laws are less than progressive when it comes to alternative pets. I'd really appreciate any information anyone would have on the subject.

    Thanks
    Simon
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