A language of their own
Have you ever wondered whether pigs can talk to each other? Anna & Dean have the answer: yes, they can!
What sounds do pigs make?
A grunt isn’t just a grunt. Each sound has its own meaning for pigs. Pigs talk to each other in their own pig language. Anna & Dean explain exactly what each grunt means:
This grunting sound lasts less than half a second. A pig grunts like this when it is rooting or in response to a familiar sound.
A pig makes this short grunt if it is excited or scouting for something.
Short grunts, one after the other
A series of short grunts means hello! But if the grunts sound harsher, the pig is saying that it’s afraid and feels threatened.
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A pig in charge of the other pigs makes this noise if it is being bothered by one of its minions.
Sharp, loud grunt
A boss pig makes this noise to threaten another pig.
This sound can last more than a second and is used to keep in contact with other pigs, especially when the pig is content.
When a pig makes a noise that sort of sounds like a scream, it means the pig is excited.
Soft, long grunt
A sow makes this sound when she wants to mate with a boar. In pig farming, they call this ‘in heat’. The sow would like to be mounted.
A pig makes this noise when it’s in pain.
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Anna and Dean visit a pig farm
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