Can pigs recognise numbers

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  1. buttons

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    We have all passed fields full of pigs and pig houses. All the houses are numbered. My question is do the pigs recognise their own houses or can they read the numbers. They all appear to find their own house at nightfall. :Eek!::Eeek:
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    How do you know ?
     
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    A good while ago I remember a bit on TV about animal intelligence and pigs were right up there with the best of them.
     
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    wife says i always find my house when coming home from the pub
     
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    One night I sat and watched them all return one to each house, no confusion just 100 or more pigs all returning to one in each house. Only two didn't find their house I guess they could have needed glasses.:Eeek:
     
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    think you need to get out more :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Arrrr but.....how do you know that particular grunter came out of that particular house in the morning ?

    maybe some thing to do with solitude and comfort...one grunter, one house.

    it sees another pig on there and thinks.....i aint kipping in there with a pig :Rofl1:

    no wise cracks please.:RollEyes:

    BTW...most folks count sheep to get to sleep.....no sheep where you live then?
     
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    Ummmmm......I can see that I will have to go elsewhere to find the answer to this one.:RollEyes:
    The seed is planted. Let’s see if you can now pass a pig settlement without giving it some thought.
    The pigs also have numbers. It would be good to find out if the pig numbers correspond with the house numbers. Is there anyone willing to reserch that? it would require an early start.:Eeek:
     
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    Of course they can read numbers that's how they can use speed cameras:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

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    Regards Pat
     
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    OK, here:

    The Intelligent Pig: The Smartest Domestic Animal in The World | Suite101.com
     
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    I think it has a lot to do with smell rather than reading numbers:Doh:
     

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