-Pigs enjoying the shade in the summer.
-Pigs love to be scratched.
-Pigs are very intelligent and considered to be the fourth
most intelligent animal in the world. First, the chimpanzee, second is the dolphin and thirdly the elephant.
-Some people train and use pigs to find truffles.If pigs are kept in a moveable pen, they can root and fertilize garden spots or planting beds.
-Pigs do not have sweat glands and rely in their environment to help regulate their body temperature, that’s why they wallow in the cool mud.
-Pigs can get sunburned. They should be allowed a mud
wallow and shade. Sunscreen maybe needed.
-Pigs enjoy rooting and bedding in loose hay when the weather gets cooler.
-Pigs enjoy walnuts and acorns.
-Pigs are proficient swimmers.
-Pigs have more teeth than humans.
-Pigs can live to be 9-15 years of age with proper care.
-Pigs enjoy human interaction and can be kept as pets.
-Pigs do not shed their hair.
-Pigs can be cannibalistic.
-A good sow can have 8-12 piglets in a litter and produce 2 litters a year. Pig gestation is 112-114 days or 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days.
-Pigs enjoy playing with “toys” such as tires, bowling balls, rubber feed pans. They will run around and play with excitement in the
summer when misted with water.
-Pigs can be taught some tricks faster than dogs. Food rewards are successful. Discourage any territorial behavior when they are young.
-Everything on the pig can be consumed by humans, see the pork chart for details.