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While rare, if you care for large breed pigs, you should know about PSS.
While rare, if you care for large breed pigs, you should know about PSS.
Why is hoof care important? How do you trim pig hooves safely?
Why is hoof care important? How do you trim pig hooves safely?
Here’s a free downloadable brochure that you can print and provide to animal sanctuary visitors who express interest in providing lifelong care to pigs!
Here's a free downloadable brochure that you can print and provide to animal sanctuary visitors who express interest in providing lifelong care to pigs!
All sanctuary residents deserve access to compassionate euthanasia, should they need it, but finding this for pigs can be especially challenging.
All sanctuary residents deserve access to compassionate euthanasia, should they need it, but finding this for pigs can be especially challenging.

Fun Facts About Pigs

Pigs are able to use mirrors to find food hidden in a space that is only visible by looking in the mirror, indicating a concept of self recognition and understanding of their environment.
Pigs have excellent spatial memories and can navigate and remember mazes quite well! In fact, pigs are able to prioritize what memories are most important. In regards to food, they use memories of food scents and colors to recall which site had the most and best food and how to find it.
While it may all sound similar to us, pigs can distinguish between auditory cues to recognize the identity of the pig vocalizing! Moms can tell the difference between the sounds of their own piglets and the sounds of others!

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