The Pot-bellied pig, Sus scrofa


They are very smart animals, it is possible to tame them like a dog, and they can also be very stubborn creatures.

The pig (Sus scrofa domestica) is a species of artiodactyl mammal from the family Suidae. It is a domestic animal used in the human diet by many people. Its scientific name is Sus scrofa domestic, although some authors call it their Sus domesticus or their Sus domestic, reserving Sus scrofa the wild boar. Its domestication began in the Middle East about 13,000 years ago, although there was a parallel and independent domestication process in China. Vietnamese pigs are dark brown to blackish in colour with grey protective hairs. They possess dorsal hair ranging from neck to the rump, with little curly tails and ears covered with hair. Rarely, do they have white spots on their belly, tail and legs. These stains, if they are abundant, are related to individual pigs that have been selected by their coloration and genetic variety, that will allow them to be used as appealing pets.

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They need regular vaccinations, and can reach about 25 kg in weight, they are very compact. You should neuter it when they reach the age (which should be about 6 months) since some can be somewhat aggressive in periods of the estrous cycle.



The Vietnamese pig can eat everything, since they are omnivorous. It is recommended a compound, which is made from cereals (oats, barley, corn…), or fruits and vegetables.


They can also eat fish, meat, or fodder for dogs, but this can make them become fatter, in any case it is wise to be careful and not to give them to much of the wrong foods, since pigs will develop obesity. Vietnamese pigs need to drink fresh water, regular walking and exercise, and interacting with other congeners.




The veterinary recommendation is to provide them with some toys, like a ball, since in its natural habitat; it is dedicated to search for food with its snout. Vietnamese pigs have no odour, they even smell less than dogs, but also they need a bath from time to time.