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Life with a Pot-bellied Pig

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Life with a Pot-bellied Pig
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.54

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    burnin, pigsty, porker, yuppy, intelligent, exotic, long-term, originally, definitely, eyesight, full-grown, good-natured, vegetarian, medical, commitment, pot-bellied
     content words:    United States, Finding Nemo, Salt Lake City, Humane Society, New York City, Winston Churchill


Life with a Pot-bellied Pig
By Colleen Messina
  

1     If your room has ever been called a pigsty, that is not such a great thing...except of course if you have a pet pot-bellied pig!
 
2     Pot-bellied pigs are intelligent animals that originally lived in Vietnam. They arrived in the United States in 1984. Their ancestors lived in China about 10,000 years ago. These cute piggies became so popular that people called them "yuppy puppies." Over one million people own pet pigs in the United States. That is a lot of bacon! But these pigs are definitely not for eating. Like the vegetarian sharks in Finding Nemo, their motto might be "Pigs are friends, not food."
 
3     A pot-bellied pig is a jolly, eager-to-please pet. They can learn lots of tricks. They can come when called. They can sit up and beg. They can even dance and catch a Frisbee! They seem to enjoy a good television program. They can be housebroken or taught to use a litter box. Some people think that pigs are sloppy, but pot-bellied pigs are naturally clean. They don't even smell.

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