I love pigs they are one of my favorite animals. My mom had one as a pet when she was a child. He was huge, she rode him around and laid beside him in the barn, reading to him for hours. He died of old age at the age of 16. I want to get one or two, but not sure what to get. I have no idea what type of pig she had and neither does she. It was a gift from her grandfather. Does breed really matter anyway? Can they live in a regular pasture as long as they have shelter and a cooling (wet) area? Do they get "huge" on their own or is it due to the feeding that market hogs are given? Sorry for all the questions, but I figure you guys would know the answers. Any other tips would be great. Thanks in advance.