Fun Pig Facts

  • Many pigs smell like maple syrup
  • Pigs can get colds from humans, and vice versa
  • Pigs often tuck themselves in at night and create their own bedtime
  • Pigs can wag their tails much like dogs
  • Pigs use litter boxes or go outside to potty
  • Pigs have saved people from house fires, burglaries, and emergency situations
  • Pigs have various vocalizations that mean different things.
  • Pigs can be picky eaters.
  • Pigs love routine.
  • They have trotters, not hooves.
  • They can walk on leashes
  • Many pigs love to swim
  • They come in an assortment is sizes, from 40 lbs to 1,000 lbs.
  • They love belly rubs
  • They go into a trance if you fork them
  • A pig can run a 7 minute mile.
  • Pigs like to swim!
  • Pigs snuggle close to one another and prefer to sleep nose to nose. They dream, much as humans do.
  • Pigs were domesticated around 7,000 BC. They were the first animals to ever be used domestically.
  • Pigs have approximately 15,000 taste buds, which is more than any other mammal, including humans.
  • Newborn piglets learn to run to their mothers' voices and to recognize their own names. Mother pigs sing to their young while nursing.
  • A human seldom gets sick from being around pigs, but humans can give pigs such diseases as bordetella, influenza, ring worm and hoof and mouth disease. How? From the bacteria on their skin.
  • There is a sow on record that gave birth to 37 piglets when she farrowed. 
  • The largest pig that has ever been recorded weighed 2,552 pounds. It was a boar called Big Bill and he was 5 feet high and 9 feet long. 
  • Pigs are brave. One pig named Priscilla saved a boy from drowning. She is in the Pet Hall of Fame.
  • Soldier pigs have gone to war. They have served as mine sniffers in battlefields. 
  • Hogs are a source of nearly 40 drugs and pharmaceuticals on the market.
  • The scream of a frightened pig can measure 115 decibels, higher than the taking off noise of a jet engine (113 decibels).
  • Pigs can open the fridge.

Reprinted with permission. ©Leah Love, Just Mini Pigs FB Group

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