- We miss our sweet Oreo
Too bad about the bugs. When we adopted Panda, he was miserably shy. I jumped the gun and put him in with a companion a lot sooner than I should have, but it got him eating and moving around. Maybe you could put them in the same room so Junior would know he's got species-company nearby?
with him. I probably won't know anything until sometime tomorrow, so I will update then. They have a great tech. who is wonderful with nursing Guinea Pigs back to health, so hopefully he will be home with a hearty appetite in a few days. If anyone can help him, it is them. He is in the best place he can be right now, and this will help alleviate my anxiety and stress over him for a bit.
It was almost impossible to force feed, and took me at least an hour to 1 1/2 hours per feeding, plus I have slept at the most 3 hours per night. I have been crying my eyes out over him, too. Hopefully, he will recover rapidly. One more thing, do guinea pigs suckle at all? I swear he was suckling my arm last night, and the exam table at the vet's today. Sorry so long, alot to say.
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If it's any comfort (which it's probably not), he doesn't physiologically need mother's milk now.
I can't believe the change in him! Now to get him to eat his vitamin C tablet, and we are all set! His pellets do have stabilized vit. c in them, but I would like to see him take his chewable tablet, too. He needs one more ivermectin treatment, and then we should be set. After I am sure the lice are gone and his health is still good, we will slowly start introductions with him and Elmo. I will update his progress tomorrow. We are definitely on the right track now! Finally!!!!!!
My vet seemed to think that maybe he was filling up on his shavings and not wanting to eat. How would I know how much is too much? This morning his weight was up 3/4 oz from yesterday, and tonight he is up another 1/8 oz, which is great! He is at least trying some veggies, although he only eats a few bites of them. He is drinking alot since he has been home. I will keep an eye on that for now. He is doing great on his hay,and better on pellets, but has a ways to go with that. Overall, I am pleased with how well he is doing. Tonight is the best he has done on his pellets so far! I can't wait till he gains back everything he lost!