I am thinking about purchasing a male and female and need some information on pig keeping. The ad states they are full grown and about 40 lbs. They are outdoor and have never been in a house. The male is castrated but the female is entire. They are UTD on vaccines. They are supposedly very friendly. I am planning to keep them in one of my barns.
Are the Juliana Pigs the "miniature" pigs, like the really miniature ones? Because if they are, everything I have read on non-Juliana pig sites says that they're not a breed, they are that small because of bad breeding to make a regular size animal small, to be more enticing for pets.
That being said, if that is not the case and they are "real" pigs, what I do know is that you should spay the female also, regardless of whether the male is neutered.
That's about all I know. IMO, if you have no idea about pig raising for house pets, you probably shouldn't consider one until you have educated yourself a great deal. Most pigs end up in rescues because people get them as the "next fad" in the pet world, the pig ends up understimulated and wrecks the house, and the person just passes it off to the shelter. There are many pigs in shelters right now, so I would suggest if you're set on having a piggy, you should educate yourself, and then get one from a shelter, instead of buying overpriced mutant miniature pigs.
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