In an effort to contrast our first blog post about pigs, this one will be on the lighter side and about domesticated pigs. So, we won’t discuss all of the pig body parts that get consumed on daily basis on this post here. Haha, this one will be about pigs who get domesticated and live inside the homes of normal American families similar to dogs and cats. I was amazed at how many families actually have grown adult pigs living in their homes and backyards across America and they often have more than one!
So, the American pig can be a breakfast, lunch or dinner choice for consumers across the globe. But, there has been a trend to domesticate these animals over the years into common everyday pets. I have seen an episode on dateline, or 20/20 where lots of folks have these animals as pets running around in their living rooms. Surprisingly, despite how dirty they are, pigs are smart animals that pick up on things quickly. A guy I know that owns plumber Roswell, GA has a neighbor with a pig and he has seen it first hand. They can respond to a good deal of commands that normal dogs would respond to such as sit, stay, rollover and many more. They are lovable, have feelings and individual personalities that a lot of dog and cat lovers would be attracted to.
It begs the question though, who would actually want a pig running around their house? Well, you would be surprised, there are thousands of families with pigs staying at their house, and inside the house to boot! Another surprising fact about these pigs and their owners is Continue reading Pigs as Pets?