How long do pigs live ?

The pig’s life expectancy is on the average 10-15 years with good living conditions. However, rarely pigs live more than 2 years, because they eat a lot, and contain such a rather big animal (and more often than not one) is unprofitable in terms of fodder and financial costs. Usually the pig is slaughtered at the age of 1.5 years.

In the wild, the pig’s life expectancy should theoretically be greater than in the farm, but this is not the case. The pig lives for about 10 years, mainly because of the many natural enemies in nature. Wild boars are more militant, and often live up to 20-25 years.

Cabanha rarely lives longer than a wild boar, because it is more vulnerable due to offspring and the need to be near the cubs. In fact, few know how many large predators can threaten the life of wild pigs. Among them are bears, wolves, and even foxes (they hunt for boar).

In a household environment, the duration of pig life (without slaughter) can be very long. Large breeds with good health and with quality care can live up to 35 years. In general, a pig is very similar to a dog, domestic pigs live as much as the nature and natural cycle of the animal of such a mass allows. The statement that the larger the animal, the more it lives, is absolutely true.