5 Fun Facts About Pigs!
16 June, 2017
Pigs are very clean, healthy pets that can be a great addition to your family. If you are newly initiated to pigs or just have an interest in them, there are some things you might not know about pigs. When give the right love, care and the proper housing, pigs can thrive and become a happy member of your family.
Here are 5 fun and informative facts about pigs:
1. Pigs are mostly outdoor pets – no apartment dwelling for them.
While some pigs enjoy being inside the house, they also require outdoor time to root around to relax in the sun. Pigs acquire certain critical nutrients from soil and therefore must be given an opportunity to be outdoors. You can keep your pig outside during the day and allow him to sleep inside at night.
2. Pigs get along great with cats
Pigs and cats are known to get along great. Dogs, however, are another story, and it is best to separate your pig from your dogs. While your small dog may eventually get along with your pig, they must always be closely supervised. As tame as your dog may be, keep in mind that dogs are natural predators of pigs and can turn on pig even years after living together. A dog can easily kill a pig. Don’t leave your pig and dog unattended.
3. Pigs thrive on grains and protein
You should feed your pig a combination of grains and protein. Pigs love corn, barley, wheat; the rest of his or her diet should consist of protein-rich foods, such as dairy products like cottage cheese, whey, yogurt, milk powder or even ice cream. They also like fruits and vegetables. Our pigs not surprisingly have a great appetite. Fresh water is always essential too!
4. Pigs love human connection and/or touch
Scratch your pig on its back or belly. Pigs loved to be scratched and often scratch themselves against anything that doesn’t move. Who doesn’t love to be scratched?! Excessive scratching, however, could indicate a disease or insect bites.
5. Pigs are smart and curious creatures
Remember that pigs are very smart and curious. Once they learn how to do something (pull up the carpet, open the fence door, and so on) they won’t forget and you need to stay one step ahead of them. They can also be very sneaky and might try to manipulate you to get their way. So, keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t get out or do something that you might not like! Because, they will repeat it over and over again.
Pigs are super healthy pets that can bring a lot of joy to your lives!
If a pig is a little to much for you, you might want to adopt a guinea pig which are get pets for young children and full of life.