There are few challenges to Vietnamese pot-bellied pig survival. However, oftentimes owners abandon these pigs after deciding they no longer want them as pets.

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Important Facts

Pigs as pets

Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs may be housetrained and are often kept as pets.

In Vietnam, where Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs are indigenous, local farmers are subsidized by the government for raising them.

Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs have poor eyesight but excellent smelling and hearing.

At a Glance

Scientific Name

Sus scrofa


54 - 68 kg (119.1 – 149.9 lb)


46 cm (1.5 ft)


Habitat: Woodlands of Vietnam, domesticated throughout the world


Omnivore - Plants, roots, insects