Pigs have a height of 1.1875 blocks, a length of 1.25 blocks, and a width of 0.625 blocks. Hitting a pig will cause it to flee for a short while, but it will eventually calm down. Additionally, pigs make an "oink" sound when they walk around.
Pigs are good for gathering porkchops. First, the player should make a fenced-in area, 4 blocks wide and 1 block deep, with a fence gate, then lure a pig into the farm with carrots or a leash. After getting at least two, breed them as often as possible, by right-clicking on them with carrots or wheat in one's hand, and kill one every time there are three or more than 4 adults.
- Main article: Saddle
To ride a pig, one must first find a saddle in a dungeon, desert temple, or jungle temple as they are not craftable. A saddle can be placed on the pig by left-clicking the pig (in PC version) while the saddle is held in one's hand. The pig will then be wearing an orange saddle, and it can be mounted. A player cannot control the pig's movement unless they use a carrot on a stick, holding it in the direction they want the pig to walk. A mounted pig can be told to sprint by right-clicking.
A saddle can only be removed by killing the pig.
A pig can be fed these foods to enter love mode.
When two adult pigs are in love mode within 16 blocks of each other, they make a baby pig. It takes one full Minecraft day (or 20 minutes) for the piglet to grow into an adult pig.
Piglets are the baby pig variant of the pig. To breed them you need to breed 2 pigs with a carrot. In previous versions, unlike the regular pig, you could put saddles on piglets but you couldn't ride them; as of 1.2.4, you can no longer put saddles on piglets.
- Because a pig can be saddled, it has two texture files: one with a saddle and one without.
- The infamous hostile mob, creeper, was accidentally created when Notch was trying to create a pig model. Notch had swapped the length and height, and so he decided to make it a new mob.
- As of 1.2.3, adult pigs no longer follow piglets.
- The pig has 3 related humanoid mobs: pigmen (Unused), zombie pigmen, and Piglins (Unreleased).
- As of Beta 1.5, a pig will morph into a zombie pigman if it's struck by lightning.
- Like sheep, squids, iron golems and cows, pigs are wall-eyed.
- Pigs didn't always have a protruding snout, this was added in 1.8 - The Bountiful Update.
- If a player rides a pig and then they fall off a cliff and the pig takes more than 4 HP in fall damage, the player will get the achievement "When Pigs Fly".
- Pigs used to only drop 0-2 raw porkchops upon death, but it was eventually raised to 1-3 porkchops upon death.
- When killed with fire, an adult pig will drop 1-3 cooked porkchops.
- In Survival Test 0.24_05, the pigs were completely cross eyed. This was the version when pigs were first added.
- On the PC/Mac edition, if the language is changed to Australian English, pigs will be referred to as "Wombats."
- While riding a pig, players can actually make it climb vines and ladders.
- Pigs can naturally spawn in village pens.