Pot Bellied Pig  

 

daveb722
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April 20, 2016 11:33 pm  

Just curious, has anyone had or known of pot bellied pigs being pets on the islands? If so, how have they done there? Any issues with the heat? Just curious as my wife had a pig as a pet when younger and thought maybe she could have one in the VI.


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April 21, 2016 12:28 am  

You may not find anyone to rent to you with a pot bellied pig.
There are literally hundreds of cats and dogs at the STT Shelter looking for homes. Most rentals won't have fenced in yard and there are lots of stray and roaming dogs. If you're prepared to buy property then you can have any kind of pet you like but until then best not to add to stress of moving and getting settled in to a new location.


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April 21, 2016 1:58 am  

There is a pot bellied pig along with two big hogs at Mt. Pellier Hut Domino Club, the home of the Beer Drinking Pigs, on St Croix. I think a pig would do fine if you have your own place with consideration of location. These pigs are happy in the rainforest. Doubt you'll find a landlord that would be cool with a pet pig.

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April 21, 2016 6:58 am  

There was a famous pig that spent a lot of time on St. John. Ziggy Here is an article And here is his Facebook page

Ziggy seemed to love it here. Loved the beach, loved the water, loved the attention. He had to wear a lot of sunscreen. And his 'mom' found it very difficult to find anywhere to live. He was supposed to be a teacup, and he ended up not even kind of being a teacup. When they left St. John they had to charter a private plane and it was quite costly. Anyhow, there are enough articles about Ziggy that it should give you a good idea of what life in the VI with a potbelly pig can be like.


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mtdoramike
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April 21, 2016 11:57 am  

Not unless they have a nice large BBQ pit out back. I know most don't or won't eat those chickens running around, but a nice fat pig maybe something else indeed. Now this is tongue in cheek just in case it isn't recognizable.

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daveb722
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April 21, 2016 1:19 pm  

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mtdoramike
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April 21, 2016 5:45 pm  

Seriously though, you would have to check with the Ag center on the VI. I know they have a list of what they deem as exotic animals, which causes you to have to jump through a lot more hoops than if the pet were a dog or cat.

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April 21, 2016 5:54 pm  

There is a pot bellied pig along with two big hogs at Mt. Pellier Hut Domino Club, the home of the Beer Drinking Pigs, on St Croix. I think a pig would do fine if you have your own place with consideration of location. These pigs are happy in the rainforest. Doubt you'll find a landlord that would be cool with a pet pig.

Happy??? I was originally told they let them out of that cement box but when I was there last I asked Norma and she said no. I highly doubt they're happy in a box they can barely turn around in. They're always in visual good health - nails and skin but I feel so bad for them. I won't be taking guest there for them anymore. I'll go for the banana daiquiris.

I agree with Alana. A 1% chance of any rental with a pig. It's hard enough with cats and dogs!

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Don1923
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April 21, 2016 8:18 pm  

Lololololol Dave!!!
But seriously, when I'm there and a landlord, I would let someone have a pig. I think cats are the most damage causing pets. I've bought a lot of homes that had cats. Ugghhh, terrible.

I have a rottweiler, (therapy dog). He goes EVERYWHERE.

He carries his own lawyer cards around for those who try to tell him he can't come in.
I just let him do all the talking.


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AandA2VI
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April 21, 2016 9:02 pm  

have you been to the VI don? Conducted any PMVs?

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April 21, 2016 9:12 pm  

Don: I am trying to figure out if you are a troll. Are you?


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