Miniature Pig

 

 

Class:

Mammalia

Order:

Artiodactyla  

Family:

Suidae

Genus:

Sus
Species:

S. scrofa

Lifespan:

Varies widely 

Gestation:

Approximately 115 days. or about 4 months.

Number of Young:

Between 4 to 6 piglets

Size:

Can grow to a wide array of sizes

Weight:

About 40 - 60 lbs 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.

Come visit our little pigs at our Barnyard Safari

Facts:

  • Pigs are the 3rd smartest animal alongside dolphins and chimpanzees. And found to be smarter than an average 3-5-year-old child.
  • Pigs are hypoallergenic.
  • Pigs 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.
  • Pigs can swim.
  • Pigs are very social and enjoy the company of each other.
  • Pigs can dream.
  • Pigs have very good memories, they can understand and comprehend their own names. 
  • Pigs feel emotions and know the feeling of love, hate, and forgiveness.