Saturday, January 27, 2007

Piggy Facts

A New Chinese New Year will be born less than a month. Every new year is named with 12 Animals name in cycle. In that row the upcoming year is going to be year of PIG. In that regard here are some interesting facts about the PIG.
  • Pigs are very intelligent and learn very quickly

  • Pig's average life span is about ten years

  • They have an excellent sense of smell

  • Pigs do not sweat because they have no sweat glands, which is why they enjoy rolling in mud to cool off

  • A female can give birth to 10 or more piglets

  • Pigs usually give birth to about two pig litters a year

  • Potbellied pigs originate from the Far East; records show them being kept as pets by a Chinese emperor as far back as 6000 BC

  • Full grown potbellied pigs weight an average of 70-150 pounds (keep in mind domestic pigs are 600-1500lbs!)

  • They average 3 feet long and 15 inches tall

  • Full growth is not reached until about 5 years of age

  • Colors range from solid black to solid white, with a variety of spots in between

  • Most pigs do not like to be picked up or held. Unlike cats and dogs, pigs are prey not predators, so being lifted up or restrained causes them extreme alarm

  • True to their nature, these pigs live to eat and can become overweight very easily

  • Pigs are forth in line of intelligence: 1.Humans, 2.Apes, 3.Dolphins, and 4.Pigs

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