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Pigs like it hot
If they could choose, the piglets would prefer a comfortable water mattress compared to the mud.

And the shipwreck is sweet in this mud. Although it is better a comfortable water mattress, possibly heated.
And the shipwreck is sweet to me in this mud. Although it is better a comfortable water mattress, possibly heated.

It is true that pigs are very well in the mud, but if they could choose they would not disdain to spend their lives on a comfortable water mattress. This is what researchers at the Animal Breeding and Genetic Institute in Giessen, Germany, discovered by testing various weaning methods on 1, 400 piglets. One of the most common causes of infant mortality in pigs is to be crushed by their mother while they try to warm up; this is why the researchers looked for an alternative for the first weeks of life of the young. «About 99 percent of piglets prefer a warm water mattress. "They spend more than half of the day lying down, " revealed the magazine New Scientist. "Only the time needed to eat and play arises."
Comfortable and safe. The little ones who grew up spending the day on water mattresses gain weight faster and are subject to fewer injuries than those traditionally weaned. The researchers, in order to keep them warm as in nature, have heated water mattresses with infrared lamps or electric blankets.

(News updated November 28, 2002)