October 2016 – The City Council of Las Vegas approved changes for potbellied pigs. The size restrictions were eliminated and the number of potbellied pigs allowed was increased. Depending on the size of the lot more than one pig is allowed as follows:
- Less than 13,200 square feet: One potbellied pig allowed.
- 13,200 to 20,000 square feet: Two potbellied pigs allowed.
- 20,000 square feet and up: Three potbellied pigs allowed.
Pigs are social animals and thrive in pairs or herds – the above changes will make it possible to place paired and bonded pigs into permanent homes. As potbellied pigs continue to grow in popularity it is important for prospective pet pig parents to be aware of the major commitment a pig represents.
Their life span is approximately 12 to 20 years. Contrary to claims, however, of tiny teacup piglets weighing less than 20 lbs, most mature potbellied pig will weigh from 60 to 200 lbs or more. Pigs make wonderful pets but only for the right owner. Do your research. If you decide that a pig is right for you, check our local rescues for a pig or pigs in need of a permanent home.