1 Pigs are clean animals
Despite their reputation of being filthy, because of their habit to roll in the mud, if they live indoors and in a cool environment, they will stay clean.
2 Pigs can be house trained, just like dogs.
A little bit of patience and lots of treats will help you teach you pig to use a litter box, or the bathroom outdoors.
3 Pigs are super smart
They rank #4 in animal intelligence behind chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants – sorry dog people.
4 They learn their names fast
Young piglets will learn their names by two or three weeks of age, and respond when being called. (Simon, who was an adult pig, had learned his name within the first couple of days)
5 Pigs have excellent memory
They can remember directions and they can even find their way home from great distances.
6 They don’t eat like pigs
If given the chance, pigs can be very picky eaters; they love to have their menu changed up and they will eat slowly, savoring their food.
7 They love company
Pigs are very social animals and form bonds with people and other animals. They enjoy hanging out together and sleep cuddled up, nose to nose.
8 They talk
Pigs are very talkative, and communicate with each other all the time. They have 20 distinct oinks, grunts, snorts, snarls and squeaks that have specific meanings.
9 Pigs are compassionate animals
They show distress when they see another animal or human suffering. They are very forgiving, and rescue pigs can learn to trust again – just like dogs.
10 They are funny
Pigs have a sense of humor, and do a lot of funny things to entertain themselves.