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Behavior Question: Rapid Rhythmic Grunting

piggygraciepiggygracie Junior Member
edited April 2015 in General Pig Health
I have 3 year old non-pregnant gilt that is my children's pet. Sometimes when she is lying around, she starts this quiet rapid rhythmic grunting (like nursing vocalizations).
Is this a hormone triggered instinct, or something to be concerned about like a seizure?
It almost seems like she goes into a trance, but she does respond to stimuli. If we bother and nudge her enough she stops & gets annoyed & walks away.


  • Stevie GStevie G Super Moderator
    edited April 2015
    Sows do that when suckling a litter, so may be she is mimicking it?? Wouldn't be too concerned.
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