Mini Juliana Pigs

When the impossible happens pigs fly....

Welcome to When Pigs Fly Farm! Here we raise the cutest Mini Juliana Pigs around!
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Why Juliana?

Juliana Pigs are one of the smallest breed of pigs that originated in Europe. They are noted to have a long trim body, short in stature (usually around 12-15 inches) and weigh anywhere from 25-60 lbs. They are a compact animal, so while they are heavy, they still seem small. They have black spots with dark or occasionally light (glass eyes). Julianas will have a long snout. They will not have a pug snout or a droopy belly. Juliana pigs are mature at three years of age.

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Why they are the perfect pet?

I like to describe Juliana pigs at the "perfect pet" because they tend to land in the middle of the behavior exhibited by usual indoor pets like the cat and dog. A pig resembles a dog in its ability to bond. Pigs will form a strong bond with their family, but they retain some of the independence of a cat. They can also be a little mischievous like a cat!

Photo by patrickheagney/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by patrickheagney/iStock / Getty Images

Piggy Facts:

1. Did you know pigs are the third most intelligence mammal in the animal kingdom? When fully mature they will have the intelligence of a 3 year old!

2. Pigs will make over 50 different sounds. You will learn they have one for mad, scared, excited and "pay attention to me"!

3. A neutered/spayed piggy makes the best pet! Pigs who remain intact may become nippy or show some aggression. Females will be slightly more aggressive during their heat cycles. Males may be more aggressive in general. If you do not plan to bred your pig, then you should have them neutered or spayed.

4. Pigs have incredibly strong noses! They can flip very heavy items with that snout. It is a must if you are going to have your piggy in your home to make sure you piggy proof your home.

5. Do you want to have the best experience with your pig!?! Then you need to make some adjustments in your living space. Provide the pigs with a space larger then a usual dog crate that is their own. You can still crate train your piglet inside this space. Fill it with stimulating items to entertain your pig. They by nature are rooters and seekers, give them things to find, flip or dig through. Blankets, balls (larger then choking size), and toys with snacks hidden inside. Place a water somewhere on the side with a nipple feeder to prevent water bowls from being flipped. Make this their safe space to go when you are unable to supervise them!

6. Setup an outdoor enclosure. This will be a place where they can just be pigs! They will root and tear up this area so make sure you are prepared for that!