On July 31st our Mummy Pig had her litter of piglets. Come and watch them play, feed and sleep in our animal barn.
Sows are pregnant for 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days (115 days). The average litter size is 7.5 pigs, it is not uncommon for a sow to have 12-14 pigs per litter.
The Pig Family
- A female pig is called a sow.
- A male pig is called a boar.
- A baby pig is called a piglet.
Did you know?
- they are very clean
- they are very intelligent
- like humans pigs are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals
- pigs have an amazing sense of smell (but very poor eyesight)
- pigs are sprinters, they can run at speeds of 17km/h (but they don’t like to run in a straight line, they would rather zig-zag around)
Fun Farming Fact
The largest litter we have had at Washbrooks was 18.