Pig

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  1.   1.  Description
    1.   1.1  Behavior
    2.   1.2  Food
    3.   1.3  Farming
    4.   1.4  Habitat
  2.   2.  Speech
  3.   3.  Uses
  4.   4.  More
  5.   5.  'Souls
Latin Sus scrofa domesticus
Common Pig, swine, hog
Icon(s) Pig Funny Pig
Pink Pig Little pig Little pig
Pig Swedish Landrace pig Saddleback pig
Feral pigs descended from domesticated species, via. Wikimedia Commons
Domesticated sow with piglet, via. Wikimedia Commons

1.  Description

Pigs are a domesticated species. Adults can weigh between 50 and 350 kg (110 and 770 lb). Domestic pigs typically have a large head with a long snout which is strengthened by a special prenasal bone and a disk of cartilage at the tip. The snout is used to dig into the soil to find food and is a very acute sense organ. There are four hoofed toes on each foot.

They can range in color from pink to black, with tan, red, cream, gold, and blonde being far less common,

1.1  Behavior

The behaviour of domestic pigs is more like that of dogs and humans, rather than cattle or sheep. Domestic pigs seek out the company of each other and often huddle to maintain physical contact, although they do not naturally form large herds. If conditions permit, domesticated pigs feed continuously for many hours and then sleep for many hours, in contrast to ruminants which tend to feed for a short time and then sleep for a short time.

1.2  Food

In the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves, grasses, roots, fruits and flowers.

1.3  Farming

Pigs can be farmed as free range, being allowed to wander around a village, kept in fields, or tethered in a simple house. The Sty is a pighouse. Pigsties are generally fenced areas of bare dirt and/or mud. Both "sty" and "pigpen" are used as derogatory descriptions of dirty, messy areas. There are contributing reasons that pigs, generally clean animals, create such a living environment.

1.4  Habitat

Virtually everywhere. Concentrated areas include Seabreeze Brink, especially in the forested areas.

2.  Speech

According to our Speech Guide, this creature speaks Low Speech naturally. It is therefore not able to communicate with Luperci. This creature is listed as having the ability to learn some limited comprehension of high speech, but generally will never be able to speak it.

3.  Uses

  • Food: Domestic pigs are farmed primarily for the consumption of their flesh, called pork. Almost all of the pig can be used as food. Preparations of pig parts into specialties include: sausage, bacon, gammon, ham, skin into pork scratchings, feet into trotters, head into a meat jelly called head cheese (brawn), and consumption of the liver, chitterlings, blood (blood pudding or black pudding) are common.
  • The animal's bones, hide, and bristles have been fashioned into items such as brushes.

4.  More

5.  'Souls

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