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post Aug 16 2012, 12:30 PM
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Can anyone offer advice about RV'ing with a pot bellied pig? Do Campgrounds allow pigs? I know there is alot of "pignorance" out there regarding pot bellied pigs, but they are clean, intelligent and make wonderful pets; also quieter than dogs.

Please share any information that you may have? Thanks!
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post Aug 19 2012, 04:48 PM
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As with any pet, the most important question is: Is travelling really fair to your pig?
Would he (or she) be HAPPY and SAFE on the road?

When you travel, how will your pig be able to get fresh air and exercise? I'd be hesitant to let him (or her) loose in a dog run area since you don't know how strange dogs may react. Will you be able to confine him outside somehow at your site? Those little pet fences are surely no match for a strong animal like a full grown pot bellied pig.

A park we were at last winter in FL was in an area where there was feral pig issue. We were told that we might hear gunshots of people trying to control the population. It would be awful if your pet got loose and someone confused him with one of those pigs!!

Our neighbor here at home had a pot bellied pig and we loved to see him out in his acre-large yard. After he outgrew their home, they built him a little 'cabin' to keep it safe at night. Fergie needed his space and was most definitely NOT a traveling kind of pig. Especially when he reached a couple hundred pounds in weight.

The neighbor's pig also "rooted" alot and really took a toll on his landscape, but that might have just been his nature and not true of all pot bellied pigs? Maybe cg owners are concerned with the damage aspect? Or maybe it's the swine flu thing being back in the news? Have you asked exactly why they don't allow domesticated pigs?

There are a number of state parks with equestrian facilities. We saw one a few months back in western VA where you could bring your own corral fencing and set it up at your site. Perhaps your pig might be happy and welcome in that setting?

We also stayed at a nice little private cg in Wilson, NC, that had several lovely burrows. Maybe a cg like that would think your pet is just the perfect visitor.

Quite frankly, I'd much rather have a pot bellied pig as a neighbor than a never-stop-yapping dog or always-screaming kids.

And a note to B Kidd: Ewwwww! :blink:
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