My My, What Big Teeth You Have!

Well as you can see the blog is a work in progress. Mummy helped us put stars and space as a background as that is where our original pigtures appeared to have been lost! Tehehehe. Whee have tired ourselves out working to fix that as you can see from this adorable piggy pigture of me!


Whee thought whee would give you a little technical know-how by telling you about piggy teeth. Things you probably didn’t know:

  • basil teethWhee have 20 teeth in total, but the only ones you can see are the 4 incisors at the front of our mouths. (2 at the top and 2 at the bottom.) These are used for gnawing and biting our food.
  • The rest of the teeth are in the back of the mouth. They are called molars, and these do all the chewing. Whee piggies chew with a side-to-side movement, and can make up to 200 of these movements every minute! Yup, whee love munching!
  • Our teeth are known as open-rooted, which basically means they grow all the time, but with all that eating and chewing they are constantly being worn down.
  • Mummy says this is why hay is so important. It is the best at wearing down our teeth – and it tastes brillant too!

So there you are. Are you feeling enlightened? Bet you didn’t know this before you clicked on our blog!

Have a great Monday efurryone!




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Posted on January 6, 2013, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Loving the shooting stars and the header pics. Good job!

  2. I don’t chew-I inhale my food.

  3. You’re right, Basil, I didn’t know that!! Thanks for teaching me something new today.
    Love, Sundae

  4. Great info guys and I love that picture! Great shot.

  5. I had no idea you guys had so many teeth!.. and oh my goodness what an adorable little tongue.. =^..^=

  6. Love the stars in the background, maybe I should have tried that one, me being a star and all 😀
    I think the new blog looks great and I agree Basil, you have big teeth 🙂 They look sharp and useful.

  7. Oh Wow! me loves the shooting stars! That is just too cool! And me LOVES your header! It is the bestest ever!

  8. I’m making a whole bunch of wishes while I’m here…oh there’s another shooting star. Your teeth are nice and white.

  9. I didn’t know piggies had 20 teeth!

  10. We did not know any of that. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. Super interesting Basil! Are you laughing in those photos?? Sure looks like it! Love the new header……the shooting stars are WAY WAY cool!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • It does kind of look like I am laughing but actually Mummy was trying to get a pigture of me sleeping when I woke up suddenly.and yawned. I do look pretty darn cute though, don’t I?! 😉


  12. great info … I like it to learn something – thanks! …btw: that’s a very cool pigture ;o)

  13. Bunnies teeth are the same piggies!cool!xx Speedy

  14. princess guinea and ariel

    you have a very big mouth Basil! how much hay can you fit in there!!
    Princess guinea

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