Do you have them in a C&C cage? If so, you will need baby-proof it so the babies can't fit through the grids. You can go here www.cavycages.com to read more about it.
Let me know if you would like my help! It's nice to finally see someone on here that's close to me!
Edited to add: May I ask, where did you get your female that was pregnant?
I have a C&C cage for my piggies already(it is a smaller one 1 grid x 3 grids). The pups are so-o-o cute, my family wants to keep them all! It would be great if you could help me determine the sex of the babies. They are just one day old, but the sooner I know for sure the better chance I have of not getting Trixie pregnant again.
If I can't find suitable homes, I'll get the name of the rescue from you. I would possibly like to help fostering piggies also, maybe after I get a little more experience with them.
I hate to say it but I got her at Petsmart up on Colerain. I detest petstores and where they get their pets from, but I just couldn't leave this one there. Trixe has the most awesome laid back personality and she was obviously pregnant. Our first piggie, Squeaky was 1 1/2 years old when she was taken from our yard in April. She was in an outdoor fenced in area we use to her eat some grass. We don't know if someone or something took her but she was gone. My entire family, husband, 11 year old and 5 year old were all heartbroken. I went on about trying to find another piggie (we had purchased out first piggie from a teenager who had bread them for 4 H) I couldn't find any at the shelters. My kids routinely drag me into pet stores because they love animals - and that's when we all fell in love with her. I'd like to say I rescued her from the petstore life, but I know my purchase only allowed them to continue with their puppy-mill breeders.
I think Trixie has been very lonely since she came home from the pet store (housed with 7 other piggies) She has enjoyed all the new things in her life, she thinks she is the queen. Ample food and water, new things like hay, carrots, cilantro.
We really spoiled her since we didn't know anything about her past There was some fear that she was too old to have her first litter and that we would loose her or the babies.
Thank God everyone is healthy!
I'm glad you know about C&C cages, but 1x3 isn't even big enough for one pig. For one pig, you need at least a 2x3. One grid deep just isn't enough for them to run. Did you baby-proof your C&C? Babies can fit through the grids and possibly get their heads stuck(depending on how big they are) and die.
How much do your babies weigh? I'd love to see them while they are newborns! I will e-mail you with my phone # so we can talk more about the babies. That is, if you feel comfortable calling me.
Have you read http://www.guinealynx.info/nutrition.html
You might want to read that, and read the care pamphlet.
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I will try to call some of them as soon as I get a chance. It might not be until next week because my husband is having surgery tomorrow and I'll have to take care of him for a few days...oh, joy!
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