Wonderful Mother Pigs

Pigs are wonderful mothers! Let’s look at all the ways that mother pigs care for their piglets.

When a mother pig in the wild knows she is going to give birth, she looks for the perfect nest. Sometimes she might walk up to six miles on her little legs just to find the right spot. The perfect nest is hidden so that her piglets are protected.

A mother pig gives birth to ten to twelve piglets at one time. She stays with her babies for two weeks, giving them milk and protection. Then the mother and piglets travel back to the rest of the family. This is when the mother teaches her piglets how to survive.

A mother pig gives her piglets love. If something happens to one of the piglets, the mother pig is truly sad. Just like human mothers, pig mothers work hard to keep their babies safe.