Pig Behaviour

I have had my Saddleback gilts for 2 weeks now and I have noticed that they exhibit a number of habitual traits.

  • Pigs love to root about in the straw or the ground for food.
  • Pigs enjoy rubbing their bodies against a hard surface.
  • Pigs like to be scratched and rubbed particularly behind their ears, backs, sides and rump.
  • Pigs will try to muck in the same place.
  • Pigs like to sleep in the same place everyday.

As I get to know my pigs and spend more time observing them I may notice more piggy traits and behaviours. Let me know of any pig behaviour that you have observed.