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Pet talk for Dec. 9, 2011
Pot-bellied pigs can be pets
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Unlike their barnyard brethren, pot-bellied pigs are commonly found as pampered pets living indoors with their owners these days. Native to the country of Vietnam, a full grown potbellied pig averages roughly around 120 to 150 pounds. “A good candidate for owning a pot-bellied pig, as with any pet, is someone who has time to devote to caring for the animal and who is prepared financially to provide veterinary care, should it become ill or have other problems,” says Dr. Kevin Washburn, associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.