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Life Span, Weight, and Size of Pot Belly Pigs

December 15th 2008 10:25
Many people see the ad in the paper for pot belly pigs, and think it'd be a fun idea to get one from the guy in town just because he's there and it'd be cool and different. Well, did you think about the full growth size of a pot belly pig? Do you know anything about how long they life or how big they get?

Ok, well here's the breakdown...

Potbelly pigs weigh anywhere from 100 to 250 pounds without being considered overweight, and don't believe anyone who tells you that if you don't feed the pig it won't grow to be very big... That is called animal cruelty... So don't do it...

You will find that for the most part pot bell pigs will typically average 120 to 150 pounds, but that doesn't mean much, as just where people have different weights and sizes, pigs are the same. I mean the KuneKune is considered a pot belly pig, as well, and even a miniature pig, but they average at 400 pounds.

They are typically anywhere from 16 to 26 inches tall at their shoulders, which isn't very tall in comparison to how much they can typically weigh. So, don't worry if your potbelly pig looks a little plump. Just make sure that you can't see any ribs, hips, or other bones, and you should be fine; unless of course it looks like your pit has swallowed a melon, meaning he's probably overweight.

The average lifespan of a pot belly pig is going to be anywhere from 12 to 15 years, although some people think that the average life span is around 12 to 20 years. So un reality, the exact lifespan of a pot belly pig isn't 100% known, but you can probably estimate around 10 years, meaning it really is a commitment to care for a pet pot belly pig.

You will find though that depending on the type of pot belly pig you decide to get, the life spane may be shorter. For example, the so-called Teacup or Micro Mini pig may have a life span of just 5 years, as their bodies are small but their organs are still regular sized.

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