Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Plastic Pig

One of the world's most popular domesticated animals!

Our Plastic Pig

This cute plastic pig is one of our growing selection of farm animals. Piggy is two inches long from her snuffly nose to her curly tail. This plastic sow would be great fun for a miniature farm, model train layout, school project, farm diorama, toy or collectible plastic animal. Check out our other pig toys and gifts.

About Pigs

The words pig, hog and swine are generic terms and may be used interchangeably without regard to gender, size or breed. A male pig is called a boar. A female pig is called a gilt if she hasn't had piglets yet, or called a sow if she has had a litter. The pig originated as a Eurasian wild boar and was domesticated by early farming people. The pig is known as an even-toed ungulate having four toes, although it walks on only two. It is an incredibly intelligent animal with a brain size similar to humans. It keeps clean and only rolls in the mud to cool off, since it lacks sweat glands. It has been a valuable food supply for generations of people from many cultures. Some religions, such as Judaism and Islam, have prohibitions regarding eating pork. This is not because the pig is externally dirty, but because it doesn't have cud to redigest.

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.

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