I have fallen in love with the New Zealand Kune Kune pigs! I guess you can say I am biased toward them because they have become my favorite breed of pig. But there is a reason I am biased toward the Kune Kunes. First of all, I have raised both micro miniature potbelly pigs in my house and Kune Kune pigs. And I would have to say that the Kune Kune is by far the smartest of the two and just absolutely love attention. And I say this because I taught my Kune Kune pig “Pigsie” how to use the litter box in two days where it took me 4 days to teach the micro miniature potbellies.
Another reason I love the Kune Kune pig over the pot belly pig is because the Kune Kune thrives on attention. They do not run away when approached, they stay right with you and are curious as to what you are doing all of the time. I never have to chase the Kune Kune when it’s time to load up for petting zoos. The micro miniature pot bellies take a few weeks to gain your trust, normally run from you when approached unless you have food in your hand, and I can’t catch them when it’s time to load up for petting zoos unless I get them in a corner and they’re stuck.
Let’s see, another reason I love the Kune Kune is that they have hair! Yep, they are hairy little pigs and come in several different colors and patterns. They come in black, white with black spots, all ginger, ginger and black with spots, tri-colored and more! Most of them are also born with wattles. Wattles don’t serve a purpose they are just a characteristic of the Kune Kune pig. Some are born without the wattles, but usually a Kune Kune with wattles is much more desirable than a Kune Kune without them. I don’t know why, I think it’s just because it is a characteristic of the breed. I think the Kune Kune pigs are cute with or without wattles. I have no preference over one or the other.
Even though the Kune Kune pigs are much larger than micro miniature pot belly pigs, they make a better pet pig in my opinion. They don’t root up your yard, come when called, are much cuter and are just an overall better choice! I’m not saying that micro miniature pot bellies don’t make great pets, because they do. Many people prefer them because they are much smaller and don’t take up much space. However, I’m only expressing my opinion and my love for the New Zealand Kune Kune pigs!