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Facts about Pigs

October 23rd, 2009

Some regard them as the dirtiest animal on earth, some like to eat them. Lets talk about pigs!

-Pigs are mammals and are warm bloodied like all other mammals.

-Pigs are domesticated for their meat but they grow very smart with humans.

-Males are called Boars and female barrows.

-Pigs can live up to 15 years, they have good eyesight, sense of smell and hearing.

-Pigs can’t sweat like other mammals so they swallow mud to keep cool.

-Pigs have 44 teeth.

-The pig’s big nose is called a snout, big boars like to use it as a weapon.

-The skin in all pig is suppose to be shiny if their healthy.

-Pigs often explore strange things with their mouths, so strangers going near them be cautious.

-Pigs are omnivorous like humans, they eat both veggies and meat.

-The pig’s foot has 4 toes.

-Pigs have the same digestive system as rabbits and humans.

  1. December 24th, 2010 at 11:10 | #1

    i have just made my homework whith this article , thanks.

  2. Shannon
    January 26th, 2011 at 23:36 | #2

    Your fact about what male pigs are called is incorrect. Male pigs that are still intact are called boars and the males who are castrated are called barrows. Female pigs who have not given birth are called gilts and those female pigs who have are called sows.

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