Inside or Outside Pet? Why pick one?! BreeGoldstein Your Pig Story
- It’s optimal to wait until hogs are 4 months old before castrating them. This allows the testicles to reach a point where it makes sense to remove them. Further, castrating them prior can cause problems with their endocrine system later in life.
- Here’s where it gets really interesting. Castrating hogs prevents their tusks from growing. Therefore, by castrating your swine at a young enough age, you don’t have to remove his tusks.
- Tusk growth is hormone driven. You can think of it as a sign of masculinity, although they have a purpose: fighting… commonly over territory, perhaps followed by self-defense. However, it’s also like, the better the tusks, the better the hog.
- Most hogs best friends are dogs.