Welcome to our story. We trust you enjoy some real life experiences, on farm, by looking at the different ways pig farmers raise their animals. I have a farming background and I am passionate about animal welfare. I am very keen to do my bit to produce food without cruelty to the animals that provide it. When I purchased my Micro Pigs I knew that breeding pet pigs would be the perfect way to expand my business whilst doing something that I love. I was thrilled to become a pet pig breeder. It is the ideal solution for me because I love animals, I love to rear animals for the pet market rather than the meat market.
Pigs are extraordinarily intelligent. They are curious and insightful animals who are widely accepted as being smarter than young children of at least 3 years of age, dogs, and even some primates.
Pigs are very peaceful animals, rarely showing aggression. The exception, as with many animals, is when a mother with her young offspring is provoked or threatened.
Pigs appear to have a good sense of direction and have found their way home over great distances.
Newborn piglets learn to run to their mothersâ€™ voices and to recognize their own names. Mother pigs sing to their young while nursing.
Pigs have a tremendous sense of smell. The large round disk of cartilage at the tip of the snout is connected to muscle that gives it extra flexibility and strength for rooting in the ground.
Pigs walk on only two of their toes on each feet. pigs look like they are walking on tip toe.
Pigs do not have sweet glands and white pigs burn easily in the sun, hence having to roll in mud to keep cool.
The average sow gives birth to 8 to 12 pigs at a time.