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Animal Spotlight | Pot Belly Pigs

New, in 2015, The Amish Village received Pot Belly Pigs for our animal barn! They have been a great addition, this past year, and today we wanted to spotlight these adorable animals!

We have two Pot Belly Pigs, in our barn, and their pen is located right next to the Baby Pigs. They are black in color and have a longer snout compared to “regular” pigs. Our Pot Belly Pigs are very friendly and enjoy taking naps, eating, drinking water and observing the visitors that stop by.

Below you will find a few fun facts about Pot Belly Pigs:

-Their skin is usually black which helps them with their lack of hair.

-They have a longer snout, straighter tails and more upright ears. This gives them a different look then the traditional pig.

-They do not like to be held or cuddled. They can be petted but they do not enjoy getting picked up.

-Their average lifespan is 15 years.

-They are very smart animals. They can learn good and bad behaviors pretty easily.

-They must be fed twice a day and need to have water always available.

Want to get a sneak peak of our Pot Belly Pigs? Check out the picture below and be sure to visit our property to meet them in person! 🙂