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German Micro Pigs

Order:

Artiodactyla

Family:

Suidae

Group:

Sus

Male:

Boar

Female:

Sow

Young:

Piglet

Lifespan:

16 years

Gestation:

114 days

Distribution:

Germany

Habitat:

Woodland and grassland

Diet:

Grasses and roughage

Conservation Status:

Domesticated

 

Facts

Even though they are often known as mini-pigs, most reach the size of a large Labrador when fully grown- that's not as big as farmyard pigs but still not what we would call mini!

The popularity of various breeds of minipigs has been growing since the early 1980s, and when cared for correctly, they can be very good pets, as they are affectionate, and very clever, with most researchers believing that they have on average the same level of intelligence as small children! 

 These pigs are the smallest breed of pig also known as Tea-Cup Pigs, or Micropigs

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Did you know?

Even though they are called micro-pigs, they can weigh up to 150 pounds fully grown!