FarmVille Pig Breeding: Everything you need to know

Pig Pen
Soon, your farm will be filled with little piglets, oinking and slopping around in your Pig Pen. Pig Breeding has arrived in FarmVille, and luckily half of the work has already been done for you. To start getting your Pigs hitched, you'll need a completed Pig Pen. If you've yet to build one, check out our guide right here. (Don't worry, we'll wait. You're good? Cool.) But to take a crash course in the basics of Pig Breeding, join us behind the break.
Pig Breeding
Before we begin, remember that you can only have one Pig Pen per farm. If you attempt to place the offered Pig Pen on a farm that already has one, you'll receive and Out Of Sync error message. Once you've finished the Pig Pen and acquired both a Boar and a Sow (a male and female, respectively), it's time to breed. Just click on your Pig Pen and then "Look Inside." Then, just like with Sheep Breeding, click on one male and one female pig. Right then and there, you'll be given the option to introduce Love Potions into the mix. These items come about once every four hours, but you can also ask your friends for more. Adding more Love Potions decreases the time spent breeding and increases the success rate that a Piglet is actually born.

  • 0 Love Potions: 50% chance; 24 hours
  • 1 Love Potion: 60%; 12 hours
  • 2 Love Potions: 70%; 6 hours
  • 3 Love Potions: 80%; 3 hours
  • 4 Love Potions: 90%; 1 hour
  • 5 Love Potions: 100%; instant

As you can see, Love Potions are extremely valuable. Thankfully, Zynga is working on making them a crafting item. The sex of your piglet is randomly determined upon birth, though some of the factors that affect Sheep Breeding likely come into play here as well. Once two pigs are done making a baby, a "Ready!" button will appear above the stall the two pigs--click it and the you should have your brand new piglet.

Now, you again have the option to either keep the piglet or give it to a friend. If you decide to keep it, you must feed it 10 Baby Bottles before it will grow into an adult Boar or Sow. Place the piglet anywhere on your farm and click on it to reveal a number of options. One is "Ask for Baby Bottles," which will post a News Feed that you're looking for the item. You can also send Baby Bottles to your friends through the Free Gifts page.

However, the color and patterns of the pig will be unknown until you raise it to maturity. Zynga states that there are several factors that contribute to the coloration and patterns of your pig, most of which are random. That said, trying to game the system to get that perfectly colored pig is a fool's errand. Finally, you can only have 100 piglets on your farm at a time. Now, you're finally ready to create the Truffle Hunting army of your dreams.

[Source and Image Credit: FarmVille Forums]

Check out the rest of our FarmVille Cheats & Tips right here.

Have you started breeding pigs yet? What do you think of this new feature, and what other livestock would you like to see get the Love Shack treatment? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.
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