||Three years old|
||Vietnamese Potbellied Pig|
||Inglis, Florida, USA|
is a three-year-old Vietnamese Potbellied Pig. He weighs about
220 pounds, and lives in Inglis, Florida on the Withlacoochee River. He
is not fenced or penned, and sleeps in the house at night. He is a
very spoiled piggy!
Floyd is a sweetheart. He is very inquisitive, and will come when
called... He will also sit on command and jump up on his hind feet to
get a treat. (His favorite is pretzels) He has a big vocabulary of
sounds, and they all mean something different. He moos like a cow when
he is real hungry, and cries like a baby when he wants to go out in the
morning. Of course his regular conversation is a consistent chorus of
little "Oinks" and the faster he walks the faster he Oinks.
Being he is a Potbellied Pig, his tail is straight, unlike a farm pig's
curly tail, and his big belly hangs almost to the ground. He also has a
very long coat of bristles, and extra long bristles on his back, which
he can stand up on end, if he gets angry. (We call this his
"Mohawk.") In the spring he will lose all of his bristles and
become completely bald, until he grows a new coat. Pigs are very
intelligent and live to be about fifteen years old. The second picture
is Floyd with his kitty Simba.
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