Everyone is familiar with the standard pig found on farms across America, but did you know that the Vietnamese potbelly pig belongs to the same species? These guys, however, have been bred to have certain characteristics, giving them their trademark look. The average between 100 to 200 pounds and they stand just 16 to 20 inches tall. Native to Vietnam, these guys are popular as pets because they tend to be smart, easy to train and clean.
Like all pigs, they lack sweat glands and have to find ways to stay cool in the heat, such as rolling in cool mud. This also protects their skin from the sun. They also like to eat, which, combined with their height, makes obesity a problem for the breed. If you’d like to see what a Vietnamese potbelly pig looks like in person just come visit us!