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Keeping Pigs and Hogs as Pets

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A black with white Piglet is eating hay off of the ground. Next to it is a pink with grey and white Piglet is eating out of a silver food bowl inside of a barn stall.

The piglets eating—Fern is the darker piglet and Wilbur is the lighter piglet.

Pigs and Hogs

Pigs and hogs are the same, only classed differently by their weight; they are called pigs when they are small and when they reach 120 pounds or more then are classified as hogs.

A boar is a male and a sow is a female.

Pigs - Etymology: Middle English pigge

1: a young swine not yet sexually mature; broadly: a wild or domestic swine

Hogs - Etymology: Middle English hogge, from Old English hogg

1: a domestic swine especially when weighing more than 120 pounds (54 kilograms); broadly: any of various wild and domestic swine

A pink with grey and white Piglet is eating food out of a silver bowl. There is a black with pink piglet standing behind it and looking forward inside of a barn stall.

Piglets—Wilbur and Fern

A pink with grey and white Piglet is looking at the food bowls in front of it. There is a cat looking at the piglet. They are inside of a barn.

Little Lou and Wilbur meet.

A pink with grey and white Piglet is standing in front of a stone wall in an old barn and it is looking down at a food bowl. There is a black with pink Piglet standing across the room.

Piglets—Wilbur and Fern

A black with pink Piglet and a pink with grey and white Piglet are wearing harnesses and they are looking to the left. A black with pink Piglet and a pink with grey and white Piglet are rooting through dirt. They are wearing harnesses and are on leashes standing against a stone wall.

Fern and Wilbur rooting

Close up - A pink with grey and white Piglet is rooting through dirt with its nose.

Wilbur rooting