Pigs are incredibly intelligent. Some have indicated that they are as smarter than dogs and are considered the fourth smartest animal on the planet. Due to that fact, many people have chosen to go beyond the concept of looking at pigs as a food source, but now keep them as house pets. Despite their reputation, pigs are not dirty animals. They’re actually quite clean. The pig’s reputation as a filthy animal comes from its habit of rolling in mud to cool off. Pigs that live in cool, covered environments stay very clean.
Interesting facts about pigs:
They are incredibly social creatures that form bonds with pigs and people. The love laying down in close contact with each other
Unlike the typical image, pigs are actually very clean. They make sure that their eating areas are completely separate from their toilet areas and even newborn babies will leave their nest to use the toilet only hours after they have been born.
Pigs have an incredible sense of smell. Their snouts have a large round disk that is made of cartilage at the very end. It is connected with muscles that allow it the ability to move so they can have the strength to root around in the ground.
Cultures around the world eat the meat of pigs. However, there are some diseases that are contained in pig meat that can be very harmful to humans and certain religions consider it wrong to eat the meat of pigs.
NUMBER OF PIGS: 1
GENDER: Female (Sow)