Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Facts About Pigs

A baby pig, or piglet, weighs about 1.5 kilograms at birth and will double its weight in just 7 days.

Pigs have four toes on each hoof, but only walk on two toes per foot.

A mature pig has 44 teeth.

A pig can run a 7 minute mile.

Pigs can live up to 15 years they have an acute sense of smell, excellent hearing and eyesight.

A pig’s nose is called a snout. In farm pigs, the snout may be either long and narrow, or short and broad. The snout should be moist, clean and shinning, it is highly mobile as well as being extremely strong.

Males are called boars males that are de-sexed are called barrows.

Young first time mothers are called gilts.

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