We are currently accepting applications for Mama Lucille & baby Buster!
Buster and Lucille came to OKC’s Baby Club in late August. Upon arrival, Lucille was a little shy. But after some time, love, and tasty treats, Lucille has learned that people are here to protect and care for her and her baby! Some of Lucille’s favorite things are snacking on squash, wallowing in her favorite mud pit, and exploring her barnyard. Lucille officially wins the award for “Most Gentle Treat Taker” and she’s serious about her title!
Please read all of the information below before inquiring!
Potbelly Pig FAQS
Potbelly pig traits:
Potbelly pigs are extremely intelligent. In fact, they are more intelligent than all other domestic house pets and are considered the 4th smartest animal! They can be house-trained and learn best through positive reinforcement, such as receiving treats. Potbelly pigs can be trained to identify shapes and colors. They make great companions to humans and can quickly learn they enjoy rolling over for a belly rub!
How big do potbelly pigs get?:
A full grow potbellied pig can weigh anywhere from 100-250 lbs and on average are about 150 lbs.
How long do they live?:
On average potbellied pigs live to be 14 to 20 years old, and are a lifelong commitment.
Pigs must live with a family member or another companion pig. Together pigs receive enrichment, mental and physical stimulation, and companionship that other animals can’t provide. Without another pig companion, they can become bored or even depressed, which could lead to undesirable behaviors or even illness. All Orphan Kitten Pigs must go home in pairs, groups, or to a home with another potbelly pig. Buster and Lucille will only be adopted as a duo.
Potbelly pigs should be given a diet that consists of: quality pig pellets, fresh hay, 25% percent of your pig’s total diet should consist of vegetables (while limiting starchy vegetables), and fruit can be offered in small quantities due to high sugar content.
Before applying please ensure: you have the appropriate zoning to have a pig, a fenced outside space as well as a fully predator-proof overnight shelter, and if you have a dog they must be kept separate from pigs (unless they are supervised).
When can the piglets go home?:
We require that all Orphan Kitten Club animals are spayed or neutered before they go to their new home. This is typically done around 8 weeks for males and 12 weeks for females.
- We are accepting applications from the west coast, within reasonable driving distance of San Diego.
- Applicants must have reliable transportation. Adopters will be responsible for figuring out transport for Buster & Lucille.
- We expect that you provide your pig with a safe, loving home, protect them from harm, and maintain their health with regular vet care.
- Pigs must be provided with a secure outdoor area, even if allowed inside the house
- The adopter must be allowed to have a pig at their residence.
- Please do not apply on a whim! Out of consideration for the time and energy of our small adoptions team, we ask that you apply only when certain that you are ready and able to adopt.
- Fill out the form thoroughly. Incomplete forms will not be considered.
- Must be 21+ to apply.
All Orphan Kitten Club farm animals come with health records that reflect any treatments given while in our care. We are proud to provide our adopters with educational materials to ensure a smooth transition into their new home.
Please fill out the form below to express your interest in adopting one of our Baby Club Members
Please note that due to the high volume of inquiries about each animal, you may not receive a response. We encourage you to also check out the adoptable animals at your local animal shelter or rescue.