The Flintstones

Pigasauruses (also called Hamasauruses, Hogasauruses or simply Pigs and Hogs) are species of pig-like creatures which existed during the Stone Age featured in the franchise of The Flintstones.


The digestive power of a pigasaurus in action in The Flintstones' Wacky Inventions.

Pigasauruses were much like pigs but had a single horn on the top of their heads and spikes on their backs. Some pigasauruses tended to lack horns though but all had spiky ridges on their backs.

Notice via x-ray the extra large capacity of the hog's stomach and the amazing speed of its' digestion. Meal after meal, day after day, this garbage disposal made cleaning up a snap.



Obviously, the pigasaurus was a creature perfectly suited to its job as a garbage disposal under the kitchen sink which it could consume astounding amounts of trash, including bones and food that other people ate. It was the last in a long line of garbage disposal models, proving far more effective, successful and popular than the older Garbage-asaur Disposal, Pterodacta-Sposal and Stego-Sposal models.

Pigasaurus Scramble

Catching wild pigasauruses that had been greased in mud was considered an activity and competition at outdoor events as seen in The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones. Contestants would have to jump into a mud pit and try to capture a wily pigasaurus. The first one to succeed in grabbing the pigasaurus would be declared the winner.

Culinary Uses

Although not a common choice, pigasaurus meat could be processed into ham and used in sandwiches, however brontosaurus ham proved far more popular every time.

Breeds and Relatives


Boarasaurus from The Flintstones Daily Comic Strip - Feb. 13, 1964.png

Boarasauruses (known simply as Boars) were a meaner and aggressive relative of the pigasaurus with a hairy body, longer tusks with saber teeth, black hooves and a shorter tail. They were rarely shown but made a few appearances in the comic strips, such as one from a February 13, 1964 comic strip when Barney tried to shoot it (which he forgot his hunter's license) along with Fred on a hunting trip.




The first garbage disposal.

  • While pigasauruses have remained as garbage disposals since their first appearance, the first garbage disposal was a pterodacta-sposal which appeared in the episode of the first season, "The Split Personality".