Potbelly piglets 4sale MD

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Potbelly piglets 4sale MD

Post by Bruce Verderai » Fri, 17 May 1996 04:00:00



.flame suit ON
Any of you dog lovers want to take a chance on a *real* pet?
.flame suit OFF

Critter lover's farm has 5 - 3 miniature Potbellied Pigs for sale.

They were born on 9 March.
All the little piglets (2F, 1M) are 100% litter trained, 95% "go-outside"
trained.  Both parents are Goldstar registered pure Vietnamese Pot belly.

Both parents are on site.

Spayed & fed properly, females will get to be 40-60 lbs;
neutered males will get to be 50-75lbs.

Pigs are clean and intelligent; they don't get fleas! and rarely ticks.

Thet make great unique pets.

If you are interested:
we are in the Balto/DC area (Mt.Airy, MD)

 
 
 

Potbelly piglets 4sale MD

Post by Alan Hard » Fri, 17 May 1996 04:00:00


 > .flame suit ON
 > Any of you dog lovers want to take a chance on a *real* pet?
 > .flame suit OFF

 > Critter lover's farm has 5 - 3 miniature Potbellied Pigs for sale.

 > They were born on 9 March.
 > All the little piglets (2F, 1M) are 100% litter trained, 95% "go-outside"
 > trained.  Both parents are Goldstar registered pure Vietnamese Pot belly.

 > Both parents are on site.

 > Spayed & fed properly, females will get to be 40-60 lbs;
 > neutered males will get to be 50-75lbs.

 > Pigs are clean and intelligent; they don't get fleas! and rarely ticks.

 > Thet make great unique pets.

 > If you are interested:
 > we are in the Balto/DC area (Mt.Airy, MD)

Hey, and unlike dogs, when you get tired of them they make a tasty
meal! ;-)

Alan Harder & Brandy the Wire Fox Terrier

Dogs come when you call. Cats have answering machines.
I spilled spot remover on my dog and now he's gone.


 
 
 

Potbelly piglets 4sale MD

Post by Mike and Christin » Fri, 17 May 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
> .flame suit ON
> Any of you dog lovers want to take a chance on a *real* pet?
> .flame suit OFF

Do they make good watch pigs?  Do they fetch?  Like to go for runs in the
park?  Do they like to go swim at the beach?  No. I didn't think so.  
Personally, I will keep my pigs in the freezer or frying pan, and a dog
for my *real* pet.

Besides they are not the most attractive animals in the world, and pig
shit STINKS to high heaven.

Christine

 
 
 

Potbelly piglets 4sale MD

Post by B. Lynn Ramic » Fri, 17 May 1996 04:00:00


Many areas do not let you keep potbelly pigs.  There was just a court
case in western PA.  Any pig is considered livestock and most
communities do not allow you to keep livestock.

Be sure you can keep the pig as a pet before you spend the money on it.

 
 
 

Potbelly piglets 4sale MD

Post by Tony J. Podrask » Fri, 17 May 1996 04:00:00


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> .flame suit ON
> Any of you dog lovers want to take a chance on a *real* pet?
> .flame suit OFF

No thanks - we've got enough "throw-aways" at the wildlife rescue.

"Well - he was real cute when he was small, but *NOW* look at him".

BTW: you might mention that their digging activity puts a dog to shame.

--
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     Song      |I'm a wild Wagnerian opera of diabolic strains;
Ernest Thompson|I'm a roaring, ranting orchestra with lunatics becrammed;
  Seton, 1913  |I'm a vocalized tornado - I'm the shrieking of the damned!

 
 
 

Potbelly piglets 4sale MD

Post by Diane Blackm » Sat, 18 May 1996 04:00:00



: > .flame suit ON
: > Any of you dog lovers want to take a chance on a *real* pet?
: > .flame suit OFF

: Do they make good watch pigs?  Do they fetch?  Like to go for runs in the
: park?  Do they like to go swim at the beach?  No. I didn't think so.  
: Personally, I will keep my pigs in the freezer or frying pan, and a dog
: for my *real* pet.

Well actually the answers are yes, yes, yes, yes.  Its been years since I
had a pig but they are highly social.  We used to play tag with ours and
it definetly understood the rules of the game.  And no I don't want one.  
Their intelligence and stubborness makes them a lot of work.  And pigs
do really lousy over the A-frame, they lack the flexibility for the
weave poles, and I've never seen a pig that can jump 30 inches without
knocking the bar.

Anyway we can't get most dog owners to understand the needs of their dogs.
Why add a whole new species to the pile of misery that occurs at our
animal "shelters"?  My definition of a responsible breeder, whether of
dog, cat, pig or whatever is one who takes responsibilty for the animals
they produce for the rest of that animal's life.  So if the placement
doesn't work out, they take the animal back and care for it until it can
be properly placed.  If everyone did this far fewer irresponsible or
unprepared people would take pets, ruin them then "give them up" and many
lives would be saved.

Do you plan on telling people the bad points right along with the good
points.  Will you make sure that each person who takes a pig has a home
with appropriate facilities, and that it is legal so that the pig doesn't
quickly get dumped?  Encouraging someone who is unprepared to take in a
pig as a pet is a really mean thing to do to an intelligent and
affecionate animal.  Don't promote pigs as pets unless you are prepared to
take responsibility for the results.

: Besides they are not the most attractive animals in the world, and pig
: shit STINKS to high heaven.

Yeah and they aren't soft enough to cuddle either :^>

And if I weren't REALLY GRUMPY today I wouldn't have even bothered to
answer.

--
Diane Blackman  

Companion of Tanith and Oso; Nox, Yoda, Lady Greystoke
and Mr. Doublestuff
_  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _
You must speak to be heard.

 
 
 

Potbelly piglets 4sale MD

Post by Eques » Sun, 19 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>>Hey, and unlike dogs, when you get tired of them they make a tasty
>>meal! ;-)
>>Alan Harder & Brandy the Wire Fox Terrier

Ditto.

If you ever get the "urge" to get a PBP for a pet, I advise you to
first take a little visit to one of the local foster farms that
take in the once-cute-but-no-longer-wanted Pot Bellies. You'll
get an education to the reality of your future piglet. Many PBP
breeders will say they will weigh between 50-80 pounds
full grown, etc. But what they don't tell you is how much food they
put away, and how quickly they become obese and aggressive
about food. Sure, they may weigh 70 pounds full "grown",  but
they won't stop there.

Perhaps you could adopt one of the 150 pound + "piglets" from
the foster farmers instead. These pigs were sold as Pot Bellied
Piglets to unsuspecting dupes. Take it home and feed it for a week
or two. Get an idea of what your life will be like in a year, and
for the next decade or two.

Not to say that Mr. Verderaime's piglets aren't small and clean
and cute, etc., but there are enough abandoned PBPs out there to
cause me concern about the whole PBP pet fad trend.

Do your homework, folks!!