Miniature Pig

Class:
Mammalia
Order:
Artiodactyla  
Family:
Suidae
Genus:
Sus
Species:
S. scrofa
Lifespan:
Varies widely 
Gestation:
Approximately 115 days (about 4 months)
Number of Young:
Between 4 – 6 piglets
Size:
Can grow to a wide array of sizes
Weight:
About 40 – 60 lb when full grown
Reproduction:
Exact reproduction in domestic pigs can vary. Females will often lactate for up to three months, but piglets will begin eating solid food at only two weeks old.
Range:
Domestic pigs are of the same species of the Wild boar, found native throughout Europe and Asia.
Habitat:
Pigs are found on every continent except Antarctica. Swamps, moist forests, and shrublands, close to water. Domestic pigs thrive on farms and ranches.
Diet: Wild
Roots, bulbs, nuts, berries, as well as insects and other small mammals. 
Diet: Zoo
 A specifically formulated "pig chow" made for miniature pigs.
Description:
As a human-reared species, domestic pigs can be found in a wide variety of colors and sizes, although they all have the characteristic large ears, elongated rostrum, and rounded nose.

 

Fun Facts:

  • Pigs are the 3rd smartest animal alongside dolphins and chimpanzees. And found to be smarter than an average 3-5-year-old child.

  • They are hypoallergenic.

  • They don't sweat, so they need to wallow and bathe in water or mud to cool them down.

  • Pigs are actually very clean animals, they will not go to the bathroom where they eat/sleep.

  • They can swim.

  • They are very social and enjoy the company of each other.

  • Pigs can dream.

  • They have very good memories, they can understand and comprehend their own names. 

  • Pigs feel emotions and know the feeling of love, hate, and forgiveness.

 

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