You will see their personalities begin to emerge almost immediately. Just a warning, though, we thought we were pretty sure about the sexes of our babies (we had 7!) shortly after they were born, but we were wrong on over half of them. Of course our male (father) had ambiguous genitalia and passed that trait onto several of his offspring. He looked like a girl up until his testicles descended and by then it was too late -- he had already impregnated our other two who really were girls. (He had the X-shape and everything.) One of his sons had the same trait, and the only reason we realized he was a boy was when the exotics vet extruded his penis at 21 days. (I took them in at 21 days to make triple sure we were sexing them properly. It's a really good thing I did!)
At least two of the girls looked like they had penis bulbs too, and they even fooled our exotics vet at first. He kept trying to extrude non-existent penises on one of them especially and kept feeling for non-existent testicles. But even though she did not have the X shape and still carried what looked exactly like a penis bulb for almost a year, she is definitely a girl. (All our "babies" are over 2 years old now. We re-homed the two boy pups and kept the four girls ones. We now have seven pigs total when you count the three parents. The father is now neutered, of course!)
Babies that feel secure (are around adult pigs) will do all sorts of crazy things like climb on top of tunnels and try to jump 3 feet somewhere, so be careful to not allow them to do that. They will try to leap out of your hands. At least ours did.
But carefully handling the babies every day from Day 1 is good -- they won't know any other reality and will be much easier to pick up and hold as adults. Some of ours don't particularly like being picked up, but they don't freak out about it.
Have fun with your babies. They really are loads of fun!
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Give both Pashmina and the pups an alfalfa-based pellet, and high-calcium greens, for right now. Ordinarily you want not to overdo calcium to prevent stone formation, but right now all of them need the extra calcium.
Keep us posted!!
She was 522g (18.41oz) before the pregnancy, 712g (25.12oz) when she gave birth, she gained weight the next day that I weighed her to 762g (26.88oz), and today is down to 622g (21.94oz).
I wasn't able to get her to my vet, they were closed. But I'm going to try again Monday.
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Was the 712 right BEFORE delivery? Or right after?
If right before, then 712 - (98 + 88 + 93) = 433.
For her to GAIN the next day, I am only guessing fluid retention, perhaps milk production that the babies are now consuming (ditto Kimera).
She's still 100 g heavier than she was before she got pregnant, and that includes subtracting out the weight of the pups.
If she's eating, drinking, urinating, defecating and behaving perfectly normally, I'd call the vet and ask what they think -- but I wouldn't make an appointment or stress her with the trip unless they really feel they want to see her. I'm betting they'll tell you to keep weighing her, but not bring her in.