Anyway, her belly seems really huge to me, and it's squishy, and her nipples appear elongated. I've only had her about 5 weeks maybe? What are other signs of pregnancy that I should look for?
I hope she's not pregnant and she just got fat. I'm going to weigh her today to see what the waeight gain is versus last week.
So if we go with the assumption that she's pregnant, how would travel be in a couple of weeks? I'm supposed to go visit my mom for a couple of weeks in August. Say leaving around August 5th it's about a 5hr drive from VA to PA in a car with 3 cats and her 2 sisters, that would be about 2 months for me having her... and since she's only been with girls since than...
Well...there's definitely babies in there, they move and I felt little feetsies, do they make noise? Like feetsies on the momma clicky noises? I heard somenoises like clicking that coincided with the moving.
When I first got her.
It's hard to tell because of her tufts but from one tuft to the other that's how big she is, and of course she's hanging low poor baby. My poor Llulah! She's so little. Is there anything special I should be doing for her? Special foods? Cage considerations? Anything?? I can't believe this, if I knew who had her and dumped her I would hit them with a brick, she's just a baby herself!
I guess my visit home will have to wait, I don't want to risk Tallulah and I won't leave her with someone for her to have the babies without me around to freak out haha.
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Special foods: calcium. Give her some Oxbow or KM alfalfa-based pellets if you are not already doing so. See if you can get her a little alfalfa hay as well.
Babyproof the cage ASAP -- you don't know when they'll arrive.
If she doesn't have a pigloo or hide box now, give her one. She'll appreciate the privacy.
She and her sisters are on Cavy Performance already because they're still babies themselves. I'll pick up some alalfa hay as well. I'll babyproof the cage this afternoon when I get back from class and I'll put her little hut back in there too.
I think I remember someone (maybe seraphnjil?) saying that one of her pigs was stunted because she was pregnant at a young age, she's maybe 3 months old I'd guess.
Does she have to be seperated from her sisters? Some places are saying yes, but I'd like to avoid that because they're very dependant on each other.
I'm so glad to have this resource here, thanks guys.
This site has some of the most comprehensive and wonderful information on pregnancy that isn't from the standpoint of a breeder. I think by using this info little Tallulah and her babies will be just fine.
I'm super nervous about this, I've never had a pregnant animal before, I was so hoping I'd get insanely lucky and rescue 3 pigs with no pregnancies, I lucked out with 2 but poor Tallulah got the short end of the stick it seems.
I'm really hoping everything goes well because I'm gone for most of the day, every day. After classes and my research participation today I'm going to go out and get some alfalfa hay and some of her favorite veggies. Than babyproof the cage.
If she could wait until the weekend to have babies that'd be great haha.
I'm going to call the 2 cavy savvy vets today and give them a heads up, but I hope I don't need them!
Wish me luck, I'm about to start baby proofing the cage!
Tallulah is still acting totally normal, leaping about and stuff, mowing down the hay, and squealing at her sisters (and me) when we dare to do something that displeases her!