The thing is, at the moment, he continues not to eat on his own (it has been over a week since he had his teeth trimmed) and the vet finds no more medical reasons for that. He doesn't eat hay or pellets and he only gives a few bites on veggies (mostly cucumber, on others he shows interest but that's all). If I put something on his mouth, he chews and chews and eventually throws it out. The vet thinks that he might have gotten used to having me feeding him and enjoys the time we spend together due to that so perhaps he needs to be reeducated to eat again on his own. I was wondering if any of you experienced this before with one of your piggies and if you have any advice on how to convince him to eat again. He lost his lifelong mate last July but he was fine after that.
- And got the T-shirt
If he spits the food out, you're not getting it far enough back in his mouth. If you get back to his molars, he'll chew and swallow it. See http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html. You may find it easier to use larger syringes than one cc, but they do work very well for uncooperative pigs.
I will check the hand feeding link and try it. I was just afraid of pushing it to far into his mouth and that he would choke on it, this happens only when I try to feed him small pieces of pellets, hay or veggies, the critical care is not a problem, he chews and swallows it.