Hello, and welcome to my blog, Potbelly Pig of My Heart! My name is Sarah, and I am a potbelly pig fanatic! I’ve grown up with these adorable, unique animals my entire life, and this website is meant to be a place for potbelly enthusiasts to meet, share their stories, and utilize my advice and resources.
Potbellied pigs have become popular pets in the past several years. In fact, at the 2010 Golden Globes Awards, vouchers for Royal Dandie Miniature pet pigs (pigs that stay under 40lbs) were given away to guests. These incredibly social and intelligent creatures were popularized by American celebrities in the early 2000s, and their stardom has only grown from there. They’re cute, they’re well-behaved, and—if you’ve had an experience similar to mine—some of the best pets you can keep.
However, getting a potbelly is a pretty big investment. Their lives can span between 12 and 18 years, but they have been known to live well into their 20s. Additionally, their more popular name—pygmy, teacup, or the more colloquial miniature pig—is a slight misnomer. Though they start out small, they can grow to be pretty big animals, reaching full maturation after three or four years. Most experts say that your potbelly, regardless of build, should be at least 50lbs. However, it is more common to have a pig that sits right between the 75lbs and 100lbs mark.
To this end, most potbelly pig parents don’t quite know what they’re in for when they adopt that cute, 15lb baby. That’s where I would like to help. A seasoned potbelly pig breeder and parent, I know how to care for these tender, smart, and—quite frankly—big animals. However, I know that I am not alone in my expertise and experience. This site will host a variety of forums on all things potbelly pig-related, as well as a blog with some of my how-to tips and guides. If you are seeking advice regarding potbelly care, this is the place to be.
Here’s a video of potbelly pigs so you can see these amazing creatures. Enjoy.