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 the 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.