Are Pigs Smarter than Dogs? Amazing Pig Facts for Kids

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  • Pigs are smarter than dogs!  In fact pigs are very intelligent animals.  They are the fourth smartest animal on the planet
 1. Humans
2. Primates
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  • Like humans pigs are mammals.
  • They can life on average up to the age of 15.
  • Pigs are very clean animals.  They do not like to use the bathroom where they sleep or eat.
  • A male pig is called a boar.
  • A female pig is called a sow.
  • A baby pig is called a piglet.
  • A group of pigs is called a herd.
  • Pigs have an excellent sense of smell.
  • A pig uses their snout to find food, dig holes and to sense what’s around them.

    Pig on Leash

    Pig on Leash

  • Pigs have small lungs.
  • Pigs roll around in the mud to keep cool because they do not have sweat glands.
  • Piglet’s are about 2.5 pounds when they are born.
  • An adult pig on average weighs 300-700 pounds!
  • Pigs have 44 teeth.
  • Pigs communicate with other pigs with different sounds such as squealing or grunting.
  • A mother pig sings to her piglet while nursing.
  • Pigs have 15,000 taste buds!  Humans have 9,000.
  • An adult pig can run up to 11 miles per hour.
  • Pigs are omnivores meaning they eat plants and meat.  Most domesticated pigs living on farms eat corn.
  • Pigs drink up to 14 gallons of water every day.
  • There are about 2 billion pigs on earth!
  • Pigs live on every continent except for Antarctica.
  • Pigs have 4 toes on each foot but they only walk on 2.

    Pig Feet

    Pig Feet

  • China has the most domesticated pigs in the world!  The United States is 2nd.
  • Some people have pigs as pets.
  • People with allergies sometimes have pigs as pets because they have hair not fur and they do not shed.
  • Pigs are easily trained to walk on a leash, use a litter box and do tricks.
  • The first book written on raising  pigs was in  3468 BC by Emperor  Fo Hi in China.
  • In Denmark there twice as many pigs as people!
  • Pig hearts have been used in human heart transplants.
  • Pork products such as ham and bacon comes from pigs.
  • Leather, lard, glue, fertilizer and medicines can also come from pigs.
  • It is physically impossible for a pig to look up into the sky because their eyes are on the side of their head.pig6

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