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About Juliana Pigs
The Juliana Pig is a small colorful pig originating in Europe through selective breeding of various kinds of pigs. The Juliana Pig, also known as the Miniature Painted Pig, is small, spotted, and conformationally sound. It should not exhibit a pronounced pot belly or sway back, should have a long snout, and be slight in frame. The Juliana should never be pudgy, heavily wrinkled, or sluggish in appearance. They are always spotted.
The base color can be silver, white, red, rust, black, or cream. Spots are generally black but can also be red or white. The Juliana pig should be small, ideally between 20 - 50 pounds. Weight will vary depending on bone structure, health, and length of the pig. No Juliana should be over 65 pounds when mature (3 years). Height ranges from 10 inches to 16 inches and length from chest to base of tail is 12 inches to 26 inches. Temperament is of the utmost importance since the Juliana has been specifically bred to work with humans.
Caring for mini pigs
Diet: Juliana Pigs eat mini pig or potbelly pig food that can be purchased at your local farm/feed store or online. They also eat grass and hay. You can give your mini pig fruits and veggies mixed in with their pellets. They also like to snack on bread and crackers, but only in moderation. You should feed your piggy by hand at first to socialize them.
Litter Box: You can train your Juliana to use a litter box like household cats do. DO NOT use cat litter for your mini pig. Always use pine shavings/pellets for your pig litter. You can also use puppy pads or newspaper shavings. It's hard for new born pigs to get into a regular sized litter box because they cannot scale the lip very easily. Cutting the side down on a mixing tub works great.
Bedding: Juliana pigs like to hide under blankets and use little doggie beds. They also like to curl up in straw. If housing your piggy indoors, be sure to have a sectioned run for them to hang out in when you are not around because they are very curious and like to root and chew on things.
Fun: Pigs play with toys like balls and stuffed animals. You don't want your piggy to get bored so always have something for them to play with. Having a little rooting box is great to keep them busy. All you need is a little tray with pond rocks in it. Drop in some treats and watch them root for hours.
Skin: Pigs are prone to having rough skin that can dry up and become flaky. Bathe your piggy with baby shampoo and rub lotion on the skin regularly to prevent them from itching and flaking. Skin-so-soft from Avon works great.
Our pure bred Juliana piglets start at $1000 and are ready to go to their new homes at five weeks old. By then they are already weaned and potty trained in our nursery.
We sometimes breed 75% Juliana piglets (Tofu litters) that start at $750.