The name for a group of pigs depends on the animals' ages. A group of young pigs is called a drift, drove or litter. Groups of older pigs are called a sounder of swine, a team or passel of hogs or a singular of boars.Continue Reading
Pigs also are called hogs or swine. A male pig of any age is called a boar; female pigs are sows. A baby pig is called a piglet.
Pigs are very social; they form close ties to one another and are comforted by the close proximity of other pigs. They are extremely intelligent and gregarious, communicating with each other constantly through a complex vocabulary of oinks, grunts and squeals. Most pigs are peaceful and rarely show aggression unless they perceive a threat. Contrary to their reputation, pigs are very clean. Even very young pigs relieve themselves in an area far away from where they lie down and sleep.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Fetal pigs are mammals, and therefore have all the mammalian characteristics that are displayed at the fetal stage. Externally, fetal pigs have a small amount of short hair on their bodies and nipples on both sexes. These characteristics quickly define them as mammals.Full Answer >
Super micro mini pigs are available for purchase on websites such as JandaExotics.com, WhenPigsFlyNaked.com and PoshPigs.net. They can be shipped by plane through participating airlines when purchased online.Full Answer >
Most teacup or micropigs pigs grow to weigh between 40 and 200 pounds. Many breeders claim teacup pigs only grow to be around 35 pounds, but a pig weighing only this much is usually underfed and unhealthy.Full Answer >
The best place to find potbellied pigs for sale is at a good local breeder's farm. Livestock veterinarians and potbellied pig associations are good sources for breeder recommendations. Animal shelters and livestock rescues also sometimes have potbellied pigs available for adoption.Full Answer >