The name for a group of pigs depends on the animals' ages. A group of young pigs is called a drift, drove or litter. Groups of older pigs are called a sounder of swine, a team or passel of hogs or a singular of boars.Know More
Pigs also are called hogs or swine. A male pig of any age is called a boar; female pigs are sows. A baby pig is called a piglet.
Pigs are very social; they form close ties to one another and are comforted by the close proximity of other pigs. They are extremely intelligent and gregarious, communicating with each other constantly through a complex vocabulary of oinks, grunts and squeals. Most pigs are peaceful and rarely show aggression unless they perceive a threat. Contrary to their reputation, pigs are very clean. Even very young pigs relieve themselves in an area far away from where they lie down and sleep.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Pigs are a type of mammal and as such have body hair, give live birth and nurse their young. They belong to the family Suidae and usually inhabit grasslands and farmland. Pigs can grow to weigh between 300 and 700 pounds.Full Answer >
Wild pigs are omnivores that eat just about anything, including plants, larvae, insects, worms, small animals and large animals. Most domesticated farm and pet pigs are raised on a diet of feed, fruits and vegetables.Full Answer >
Pigs are dirty animals. In order to ensure their survival and comfort, pigs often carry out certain actions that seem dirty to humans, such as rolling in mud frequently.Full Answer >
A pig has both anterior and posterior veins. The veins are part of the pig's cardiovascular system, which also includes its blood, heart, arteries and capillaries.Full Answer >