A young male pig is called a piglet. When it weighs between 25 to 40 pounds, it is called a weanling. Boar refers to a young, uncastrated male pig. More »

A male pig may be called a boar, barrow and stag. These gender specific terms are often used for swine that are raised as livestock. Gender specific terms for female swine raised as livestock are sow and gilt. More »

Pigs reproduce via sexual reproduction. Female hogs, known as gilts or sows, reach sexual maturity around five to six months of age and are receptive to pregnancy for two to three days of a 21-day cycle. More »

A male pig is known as a boar, while a female pig that has not yet given birth is known as a gilt. Once the female has one litter of babies, she is known as a sow. Baby pigs are known as piglets. More »

The weight of a newborn pig varies depending on the species and health of the piglet. A healthy commercial pig weighs as much as 3 to 4 pounds at birth. A smaller pig weighs as little as 1 to 2 pounds at birth. More »

Dedicated agencies for piglet adoption, such as Pig Placement Network and Adoption Services, provide informative resources about adopting different types of piglets and pigs. The official site of the Humane Society of th... More »

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Caring for a piglet on a farm requires attention to the piglet's housing, diet and health. Piglets need warm housing while they are weaned. For their first week of life they should stay at around 95 degrees Fahrenheit, a... More »

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