Micro pigs live an average of 15 to 20 years of age. The lifespan of a micro pig depends on the health and condition of the animal itself. Individual micro pigs may have different life spans than each other due to environment, breeding and quality of life.
Health conditions that can affect the longevity of a micro pig are obesity, respiratory illness and arthritis. Once a micro pig reaches the geriatric age of 10, these problems, along with constipation and vision issues, can affect quality of life. Frequent veterinary exams and proper husbandry can help a micro pig live a long, healthy life.Learn More
The wild pig, or wild boar, lives in the forests of Europe, Asia and Northwest Africa. Four main subspecies exist, although some experts believe there are as many as 25 subspecies in existence. One distinguishing difference between subspecies is color, as wild boors worldwide are similar in size and shape.Full Answer >
Pigs squeal for many of the same reasons babies cry. Squealing is the basic way a pig communicates feelings of fear and uncertainty. Whether caring for farm pigs or pet pigs, understanding common concerns of pigs is helpful in knowing how to respond to their squeals.Full Answer >
Pigs grunt, bark and squeal to communicate with each other, indicating happiness, fear and other emotions. The bulk of their communication is verbal with approximately 20 distinct sounds.Full Answer >
Some breeds of domestic pigs have curly tails, and different theories as to why exists. One theory states that ancient Chinese farmers liked the select for it, because the curly-tail trait was linked to a strong trait that Chinese farmers preferred, according to Life 123. Another theory suggests that the curly tail reduces tail injuries in domestic pigs kept on farms, states Life 123.Full Answer >