The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them - How to Keep Them

Author(s): Celia Lewis


The Illustrated Guide to Pigs covers the 35 most familiar breeds of pigs in Europe and North America. The breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics and information about how to look after them. Each breed has been illustrated with delightful paintings by the author. Introductory sections contain practical advice about pig-rearing and husbandry, and outline the differences between breeds, including the pros and cons of keeping pure breeds and cross breeds. Whether you're looking to raise your own pigs or simply love these intelligent and endearing animals, this book is a must-have.


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Pigs have a large fan base and the book will appeal to anyone who likes these engaging animals With the resurgence of interest in raising animals, this book is ideal for anyone who would like to keep and breed pigs and wants to choose the most suitable breed for their needs and circumstances There are few books detailing and illustrating the many different breeds of pigs, or explaining the differences between them Includes practical sections on buying pigs, the equipment needed to keep and breed pigs, basic care (including feeding and hygiene), common ailments/troubleshooting, breeding and care of piglets Beautiful paintings of each breed, plus detailed descriptions and illustrations of body types, head shapes and the pigs in their environment

'Celia Lewis' book is an utterly charming and entertaining read...a pig-lover's dream' - The Ecologist (August 2011)

Celia Lewis is an accomplished artist and is passionate about the animals that she draws and paints. She is the author of the best-selling, The Illustrated Guide to Chickens (A & C Black).

General Fields

  • : 9781408140406
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.77
  • : May 2011
  • : 254mm X 210mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Celia Lewis
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 636.4
  • : 160
  • : 150+ full colour paintings