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PiggieMamma
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:36 pm


*On another note, about the Hylyt shampoo, I love it! They also have one that's formulated for itchy skin that has collodial (sp?) oatmeal. Have never used it for the pigs, but thought about it for my allergic dog.

Hope your pig's feeling better, and welcome to GL!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:38 am


Welcome! How's Skeeter?

Skeeter-and-Me

Post   » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:07 pm


He is doing very well thank you. He hides in his cage when anyone else goes to see him but when mommy is home he can't wait to get lovin' and run around I am in the process of fixing my digital camera so that I can get some pictures of him on here for everyone tp see. He's so cute and I am so glad that I got him and hopefully on thursday(payday) I can go find him a cage mate so he won't be lonely while I am at work. I just hope that I can find a healthy one so that I do not have to go though all of this agian. I really not sure where to find one though, there are no rescues around here and I dont want to get another from the same nasty pet store. If anyone knows of someone near or in Hopkinsville,Ky that might have some for adoption or sale please let me know.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:21 pm


Have you tried www.petfinder.com and www.cavyrescue.com classifieds? Post in placement forum here too.

TwoWhitePiggies

Post   » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:05 pm


Welcome to GL! It sounds like you're on your way to being a great piggy parent. Be sure to post pictures of your little guy so that we can ooh and aaah over him.

Skeeter-and-Me

Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:30 pm


Well guys, today I had to meet my brother, and he said he had a present for me. When I met him he had a box and handed it to me, when I opened it, there was a baby pig in it. She is the cutest thing. Now I am a proud mother of two.

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Mum
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Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:32 pm


If it came from a petstore, please quarantine it for 3 weeks behind closed doors from your other pig!

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PiggieMamma
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Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:34 pm


Skeeter-and-Me

Be sure to quarantine if your brother got the new piggy from another pet store.

http://www.guinealynx.info/quarantine.html

I can't stress how important it is. A minor case of lice and mites has nothing on a full blown URI or a fungal or bacterial infection!

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PiggieMamma
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Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:35 pm


Also,

Isn't your first piggy a boy?

If so, someone may need to be neutered before they can be cage mates. You certainly don't want to start pig breeding.

Skeeter-and-Me

Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:37 pm


Yeah I know certinally do not need any babies and wouldn't want to risks involved. I have them seperated for now and I will have to find a pig savvy vet soon.

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Mum
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Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:40 pm


Ah, I missed the fact the pigs are different sexes.

Your 7-week old boy can't be neutered for quite some time - until his testicles drop (usually).

Male and female pigs can't be put together for a single minute - never. It takes a second for the male to impregnate the female, and there's no way you could stop them.

Are you absolutely sure of the sex of both pigs? Petstores are notorious for missexing animals (oh, and selling sick ones, as you know).

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PiggieMamma
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Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:42 pm


Be sure to ask lots of questions. Let them know that you are better informed than most (the general population) on cavy health. Ask how often they see cavies, and if they have performed neuters as well. If they've performed neuters, ask if they've ever lost any patients. Don't be afraid to be assertive (but polite) with a vet. They'll respect you more for it in the long run.

Good job on keeping them separate! Congrats on your new baby girl! Does she have a name yet?

Skeeter-and-Me

Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:30 pm


Well this is soooo crazy. I was told by my brother that he went in and asked how old my pig was and a different lady said that he was about 3 1/2 months, that seems more logical now because his testies are well seen they are not real big but obvious. I found out that my girl was recived from a petsmart but she is tiny. I'm not sure her age but she still has part of her imbellica cord. It is very short and is dried up. I am not sure the date she was born but my brother said that they were in the back and the lady at petsmart said that they were ready to go home. She drinks the water and eats the pellets. So I am asuming that she has been eating pellets and drinking from the bottle for a little while. She doesn't have a name yet though, I had the hardest time finding one for Skeeter. She is a Abyssian also. The first half she is black, with a white stomach and back, and her bottom is also black. She has aa white streak dowm her face. She is adorable. I have the most beautiful babies!!! I am glad that I got her but am a little sad that she wasn't a boy. I have a two story cage for now and they each have their own story so that they can see each other but not come into contact with another. I think that there is a Vet. in the next town that deals with guinea pigs, if not I will have to drive about 30-45 minutes but they are well worth it!! Hope to get picutres soon.

Skeeter-and-Me

Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:42 pm


I was wondering......if my new girl came from a litter of 2, one boy, 1 girl......if they are sexually mature yet even though they have umbellica cords? If so is it likely that they could have mated?

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Mum
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Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:06 pm


How much does she weigh?

If she still has an umbilical stump, I'm worried about her age.

Skeeter-and-Me

Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:23 pm


I am not sure how much she weighs, I do not have a scale here at home but I am taking her to work to see how much she weighs, what weight should I worry about?

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Mum
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Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:28 pm


I have a very big male baby here who weighs 10.5 ounces at 2 weeks old. Just so you know, this is huge. I had a littler of 5 males some months ago who weighed half that at 2 weeks.

I see no evidence of an umbilical stump at 2 weeks.

You must get a scale at home and begin weighing both pigs regularly - it really is an essential part of guinea pig care. You'll need to be weighing the baby every day for a while anyway.

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PiggieMamma
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Post   » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:39 pm


have a two story cage for now and they each have their own story
They really shouldn't be in the same room at this point.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:05 am


I didn't notice that. Why do people not understand quarantine? If they are in the same room, that is NOT quarantine. Diseases are airborne. Parasites can pass between them easily.

Keep a close eye on both and prepared to treat for any illnesses.

Skeeter-and-Me

Post   » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:04 pm


I put them in seperate rooms last nught, and will leave them there for 3 weeks. I hope that they will be healthy and stay healthy. I am getting a scale today so that I can have one at home instead of using the one from work. Thank you for all the info.

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