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The pig is a mammal. This includes the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common boar. Domestic pigs come in lots of different colors, shapes, and sizes. They are usually pink. Many people think that pigs are smelly and dirty but if kept as domestic they will always be clean and fragrant. Pigs need a warm, clean area under a roof to sleep.

Scientific denomination and classification

The scientific name is Suidae, but they can also be called swine.


Pigs are very intelligent animals. They can be taught to dance, hunt for truffles, race, pull carts and sniff out landmines. They can even be taught to play video games. Pigs need lots of water. Over half their body weight is made up of water. Pigs should be given all the feed they will eat, which is usually 4 to 5 pounds a day for adult pigs. Corn is good food for pigs, but they should also have protein supplements as well. Pigs need lots of water. Over half their body weight is made up of water. The pig grunts are omnivorous, it is a dirty animal because it lives in the middle of the manure.


The pig lives on the farm except for the wild boar that live in the woods.

Pig in art

Three pigs.

pig with little pig
Sow with piglets


The pig derives from the wild boar The sow (female) can give birth to 8 to 15 piglets, twice a year; it can also feed twelve piglets at the same time.

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