About Miniature Juliana Pigs
Juliana pigs are the smallest of all miniature pigs. Unlike potbelly pigs, which have been bred down over the years to be small, Juliana pigs are naturally small. They only stand 8-16" tall and usually weigh 15-50 pounds. Pictures do not do these pigs justice; you have to see them in person to see how small they really are! A lot of people claim that no pig can be healthy and that small. I didn't think so either until I came across this breed and fell in love with them!
Juliana 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. They eat mini pig food, which is not expensive at all, and love to snack on fruits and veggies and graze on grass.
Kimber Ranch's Juliana Pigs
Kimber Ranch's breeders are registered with the JPAR. True to Julianas, all of my pigs have spots all over their bodies.
My breeding program was developed with the help of my veterinarian. None of my pigs are inbred, and I will never, ever inbreed my pigs. Inbreeding may be convenient, but it does not give your pig the best genetics. I want your pig to be born as healthy as possible so that your time with your pig is not cut short due to health issues. I choose my breeders based on three characteristics: size, conformation, and disposition. Many breeders only choose their breeder pigs based on size. While that may work well for them, I believe that there is more to a quality pet than it's size. I'd rather have a pig that weighs five pounds more that is healthier. I also never keep a runt as a new breeder. Although I find them absolutely adorable, they are generally not as healthy as the rest of the litter. I don't want to pass on genes that might compromise future pigs' well beings.
Every baby is handled from day one. I have visitors hold the piglets, too, so they are used to being handled by different people. Babies are left with their mothers until they are old enough to be weaned. I only bottle feed a piglet if it is absolutely necessary for it's survival. I have their best interest in mind; what's best for them physically and behaviorally is their mother.
Each pig comes with a "Piggie Packet." This packet contains his or her pedigree, a bill of sale, a picture of your pig, frequently asked questions, and a guide to help you prepare for you pig.
Buying a Pig
If you are interested in purchasing a Juliana mini pig, please feel free to contact me. I'd love to answer any questions that you have. I will allow the baby mini pigs to go to their new home when they are fully weaned. If you are interested, you can be added to my wait list. A deposit is only required once you have selected a pig. I will send you pictures and videos (only if you want them) weekly updating you on your mini piglet's growth and development.
Please do your research before buying a miniature pig. I personally find them to be amazing pets. They love to have back scratches and belly rubs. They also can be quite cuddly. However, they are not big fans of being picked up. (I read somewhere that this is because in the wild they are only picked up if they are carried off by a predator, which makes sense.) Pigs are incredibly smart animals, so they can be a lot of fun to own if you give them the time to keep them mentally stimulated. Part of why my Juliana miniature pigs are so expensive is because they are such a huge commitment. They live for about 15 years and require as much attention as a dog. I think that they make great companions. Just as some people don't consider themselves "dog people" or "cat people," some people will love owning a miniature pig and others wont. If, for some reason, you decide that owning a pet miniature pig isn't for you, I will take your pig back with no questions asked.
Again, if you are interested in buying a miniature pig, please feel free to contact me. I'd love to tell you whatever I've learned throughout my experience as a miniature pig owner.
Please note: I will NOT send a piglet to its new home until it is fully weaned. It is not healthy for the animal, and I only sell healthy pigs. I also will not bottle feed a pig unless it is absolutely necessary.