5. The spines of newborn
hoglets are white and very soft. They will harden after a few hours. It is very important
not to touch the sow or hoglets after she has given birth. If she is bothered she might
leave the babies or seriously harm them. It is important to keep the cage cleaned during
the next few weeks. This can be done by using a spoon to remove waste matter. Plenty of
food and water should be given to the sow.