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Pet Owner Version

Introduction to Potbellied Pigs


D. Bruce Lawhorn


Last full review/revision Jul 2020 | Content last modified Jul 2020

Potbellied pigs are members of the Suidae family of animals. They are relatives of the pigs grown commercially for pork. The breed originated in Southeast Asia and was introduced to the United States in the mid-1980s; since then, they have become popular as pets.

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