A sow shows the typical behavior of heat and is mated by a boar

A sow shows the typical behavior of heat and is mated by a boar


Non-pregnant female pigs, called sows, go into heat every 21 days throughout the year; each heat lasts for eight to 36 hours. Males follow females and nudge them repeatedly to show interest. The female then allows the male to taste and smell her urine. Males usually stay with females for several days before moving on to new ones. The gestation period lasts for three months, three weeks, and three days. Sows make nests for their young within 24 hours of birth. A baby pig is called a piglet, and anywhere from 10 to 13 piglets are born per litter, on average. A female may have a litter of baby pigs up to two times per year.


Newborn baby pigs, or piglets, start feeding within one hour of birth. They are typically weaned after about two to three weeks. At birth, piglets weigh around 2.5 pounds, and they usually double in size within about a week.

Wild pigs and wild boars live for an average of 25 years in the wild. Domesticated pigs have an average lifespan of 6 to 10 years.

 A sow shows the typical behavior of heat and is mated by a boar

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A sow shows the typical behavior of heat and is mated by a boar

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