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View all Numbers Worksheets. View all Money Worksheets. Click the button below to get instant access to these worksheets for use in the classroom or at a home. This download is exclusively for KidsKonnect Premium members! Mammals are warm-blooded animals that have hair or fur and give birth to their babies. Female mammals are able to produce milk to feed their babies after they are born. Pigs are often referred to as dirty animals.
Pigs are actually very clean. They do not like to use the bathroom where they sleep or eat. Pigs like to sleep on clean dry straw. You may be asking yourself if pigs are so clean then why are they always full of mud? Pigs roll around in the mud not to get dirty but to keep cool. Pigs do not have sweat glands. Rolling around in the mud is a way for pigs to cool off. Did you know that pigs can get sunburned?
There are about different species of pig. They all have heavy bodies with short tails and a flat round nose called a snout. A pig uses their snout to find food, dig holes and to sense what is around them. Pigs also have four short legs. They have four toes on each foot. Pigs have a hoof at the end of each toe.
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Even though pigs have four toes, they only walk on two of them. They have an excellent sense of smell. Pigs do not have good eyesight. They have small eyes however some have very long eyelashes. They have 44 teeth. Pigs have 15, taste buds! Humans have 9, A pig is not going to win an award for the fasted animal, an adult can run 11 hours per hour.
Pigs drink up to 14 gallons of water every day. Pigs are omnivores meaning they eat plants and meat. Most domesticated pigs living on farms eat corn. Pigs communicate with other pigs with different sounds such as squealing or grunting. They may squeal or grunt as a sign of happiness or to warn others that they are not happy. Pigs also communicate with their babies. A mother pig sings to her piglet while nursing.
A male pig is called a boar. A female pig before she has given birth is called a gilt. After she has given birth she is called a sow. A baby is called a piglet. A boar can weigh up to pounds a sow can weigh up to pounds. Male and female pigs can mate after they turn 6 months old. Female pigs give birth to a litter of piglets. A litter on average has six to fifteen piglets. Piglets are around 2. Piglets have two little sharp teeth called wolf teeth or needle teeth. Piglets start drinking milk from their mother right after birth.