Pot Bellied Pig
Area: Southeast Asia
Habitat: Domestic Animal Barn and Inhabits open woodlands
Food: Hay and grasses
Size: Weighs 20-100 plus lb
Too smart for their own good
Potbellied pigs are clean, intelligent, affectionate creatures. Pigs are the fourth smartest animal group on the planet, following only humans, apes and chimps, whales and dolphins.
Their intelligence, curiosity and charm make them appealing, but it may also make them a challenging. Pigs have special needs. They require extra patience and perseverance, but it is more than made up for by their wonderful personalities!
All potbellied pigs are miniature in relationship to their cousins, the farm hog. A typical, full grown, potbellied pig can be anywhere from 20 to 100 plus pounds. Pigs grow quickly until they are about one year old, them continue to grow slowly until they are between three and four years old.
Ever hear of the phrase "sweat like a pig"? Well, pigs do not actually have sweat glands. Pigs cannot sweat! This means they need plenty of fresh water available at all times to prevent overheating. Pigs keep cool by splashing in water or rolling in mud.