Pot-bellied pigs live for 10 to 20 years on average, but can live up to 30 years. The pot-bellied pig is also known as the "Asian pot-bellied pig" and the "Chinese pot-bellied pig" because they originated from Southeast Asia.Continue Reading
Many people choose the pot-bellied pig as a pet because the animals are highly intelligent, do not shed much (small bristles) and are small in stature. They grow to approximately 14 to 18 inches at the shoulder. The pot-bellied pig has black, loose skin with a drooping stomach. It also has a straight tail instead of a curled tail like other pigs.
The pot-bellied pig is an easy pet to take care of and demands very little. They also make excellent family pets, however, not all people can house the pot-bellied pig because people who own these pigs as pets must live in an area that includes pigs in its zoning laws. The pigs can also be a bit frustrating for those people who are particular about their yards as pot-bellied pigs enjoys digging throughout the yard looking for food.
It is also important that anyone who purchases one of these pets begins training immediately. The pigs have been known to be aggressive when being fed, for example, and to sometimes turn aggressive towards their owners if there are no other pigs to boss around. The pot-bellied pig enjoys creating a hierarchal order within its living environment.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Wild boars, also known as wild pigs, are omnivorous animals that feed on nuts, acorns, carrion, roots, small birds or mammals, eggs, grass, fruit, and mushrooms. Their diets are largely limited by what they can find in the area and the season, but if food is scarce or competition fierce, wild boars have been known to travel up to 50 miles in search of sustenance.Full Answer >
The main function of the hard palate in pigs is to aid in the digestion of food, as a pig does not have as much teeth and as flexible of a tongue as other animals. The hard palate is made up of ridges and is located on the roof of the mouth, which separates the oral and nasal cavities; this makes it possible to eat and breathe simultaneously.Full Answer >
According to Colorado State University, adult pigs typically have 44 teeth. This includes 12 incisors, four canines, 16 premolars and 12 molars, evenly divided between the upper and lower jaws. Pigs have all of their permanent teeth by 22 months of age.Full Answer >
People use teacup and miniature pigs for medical research and pets rather than for pork production. Pork producers use Yorkshire, Duroc, Hampshire, Berkshire and Chester White pig breeds to produce meat for the pork industry.Full Answer >