FLYPIG,  PECAN PIG,  WOODEN PIG,  APPLACHIAN  FOLK TOY,   NUT PIG,      FLY OPERATED TOY,  MEXICAN TOY PIG,  INSECT INSIDE TOY PIG

Thanks to a visitor to our site, we now know that flypigs were also made by the  Algonquin Native Americans in southern Canada.   See "new Info" page above for more information on this exciting find.   Flypigs were apparently made from Canada to Mexico in years past.
















Shown here on the left is a 1930s  commercial version of a flypig.  It is made of ceramic with rubber parts. You can see this toy was modeled after the older pecan shell ones.   It is the same size of a pecan and was sold by mail order as a gag gift.    



One hour later

"THE GREAT ESCAPE"  A STORY IN PICTURES.

OH NO !

OH NO !

You guys need a ride back to the farm?

This may be the problem. 

I think we need to put this piece back on.  

Oh no !  Something broke.  Fix it!

Hop in.   Start the car.   Lets go!

Hey !  This sign says "for sale."   Lets run away!

 FLYPIG.US is both a factual information site and one of humor and storytelling.   Our "myths" page is humor but our other pages, especially  "new info" and  "free flypig," are entirely factual.      Upon request, we will provide a free flypig to any museum, historical society, or folklore institution.

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Please send us any information about flypigs so we can show more examples from other places.   In this way you can help save these rare and endangered creatures from extinction, before they disappear forever into the trash heap of lost toys.      We will post your contribution on our "new info " page.   

A flypig from Mexico circa 1955.  It is painted in bright colors with a nicely whittled nose  plug.  These must have been part of the tourist trade.  He is bilingual. 

 On the right is a traditional Appalachian flypig from the last century.    He is made from a very small pecan nut but still has the movable eyes , ears, and tail.  The nose is removable for adding the fly.    

FLYPIG. US   is an ineractive educational website dedicated to reviving the "flypig folk toy."  If you have any information about the origin, location, or date of flypig making,   please let us know.   Contact us with the info and we will add it to this site.   We wish to learn as much as possible about the wonderful life of flypigs.