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Juliana Pigs - the Painted Pig
- Juliana Pigs are also known as the "Painted" Miniature Pig
- They are the most petite breed of all the mini breeds of pigs
- Gentle, sweet disposition and love to play with toys
- They are not a mini pot-bellied pig - they are their own special breed
- Easily litter box trained
- Have longer legs than mini pot-bellied pigs which makes it much easier for them to use the stairs!
- A more petite bone structure than pot-bellied piggies - they are taller but weigh a little less
- Average mature height 10-16" (our purebred Juliana Pigs are 13-13.5" tall)
- Originally from Europe they are the rarest breed of piggy
- Pure bred Juliana Pigs are always spotted
- This breed was endangered many times and we say 'thank you' to those breeders who ensured this wonderful breed of pig continues to thrive
- First imported from Europe to Canada and U.S. in mid-1980's
- General appearance:potbelly,little swayback,straight tail
- Nose is short to medium length
- Easily litter box trained
- Wonderful and loyal companions
- Our pot-belly pigs weigh from 18-27 pounds - we have two sows that are purebred potbellies: Cookie and Oreo
This is me,Jill,with one of our precious tiny piglets
About the Weight of Pigs, Regardless of Breed
It's important not to get hung up on the weight of a pig because pigs have a much higher density of weight compared to dogs and other animals - they are a very 'thick' animal.
When looking for a piggy, it is best to have an ideal height and length in mind, as opposed to ideal weight. I believe that the current interest in looking for pigs who "weigh less than this, or less than that" (as opposed to focusing on height and length) is contributing to insufficient food given to pigs by some unscrupulous breeders. We are one of the only breeders who support height and length as the healthiest measurement for pigs :)
Miniature Pigs - 15 or more inches tall, 50-90 pounds when mature
Micros or Micro Mini Pig- 13-14 inches tall, 40-50 pounds when mature
Super Micros or Micro Mini Toy Pig - 12-12.5 inches tall, 30-40 pounds when mature (Average $950-$1,600)
Nanos or Micro Mini Extreme- 10.5-11.5 inches tall, 20-30 pounds when mature
Pocket Nanos or Micro Mini "Ultra" Extreme - 10 inches tall and below, 15-20 pounds mature wt.
(Average $2,500 plus)
Micro Mini Pigs are a combination of several breeds of pigs to include Juliana, Pot bellies and Mule Foots that have been selectively reduced in size until they teeny tiny!
Juliana pigs were known as the smallest of all the breeds of miniature pigs (Micro Mini pigs are now smaller than the average Juliana pig, but Micro Minis are not a breed, the term is a description of their diminutive size). Unlike the Vietnamese potbelly pigs, which have been bred down over the years to be small, Juliana pigs are naturally shorter with more refined features.
HEIGHT OF JULIANA PIGS
They are 10-16" tall. Photos of the Juliana Miniature Pig don't do them justice; you have to see them in person to see how small they are. Some mini pig breeders and veterinarians claim that no pig can be healthy and small. I didn't think so either until I came across this breed and fell in love with them!
LENGTH OF JULIANA
Please keep in mind that the majority of the Juliana pigs are short in height and longer in length than the purebred potbelly and micro mini piggies. If you want a compact and boxy-looking pig, this is not
the breed for you. These piggies are what I consider to be the basset hound of the pig world. We measure our purebred Juliana adults (and all of our breeds) from the base of their ear to the base of their tail. Please review the dimensions of the Parent Pigs on our Mom And Pop Pigs page. On average, the babies will be somewhere between the height and length of the parent pigs as adults
All breeds of pigs make great indoor or outdoor pets. They are smarter than a dog and allergy free. They can be litterbox trained and harness trained and can learn to do tricks. They are loyal like a dog and cuddly like a cat.
Juliana pigs live an average of 15 years. Even though they are expensive to buy, they are a pet that you will have for years to come. Ultimately, they only cost pennies a day! They eat mini pig food, which is not expensive at all, and love to snack on fruits and veggies and graze on grass
is measured from the highest point of the pig to the bottom of the hoof