Post questions in the appropriate forum and you´ll get the best response. You don´t have to put all your questions in one post. You can break it up.
Cavies Galore is a good place for beginners questions. www.caviesgalore.com Not sure but I think that´s the right URL.
They sure make funny sounds don´t they? I´ve learned that cooing and squeaking mean general contentment. Purring, which is a happy thing, sounds very much like growling, which of couse is not a hppy thing. Spot purrs when I give him a favorite treat like watermelon; and also purrs when I pet him. The way I tell a growl from a purr is that when they growl, their bodies are very tense and ususally happens when I´m doing something they don´t like... versus a purr when they are very relaxed.
As far as the sleep in their eyes. Mine get sleep crust. Spot will actually let me pick it off his face but Fido won´t let me get close.
Good luck with your new pig!
- I GAVE, dammit!
If he gets what seems to be a cold, then that can make him very sick.
Pigs cannot have any penicillin based products, it´s toxic to them.
- Thanks for the Memories
I, too, would worry that the crusties were either a URI (upper resparatory infection) or conjunctivitis (pink eye type infection). A vet´s visit may be in order.
I already mentioned the crusty eyes at Emergency which is why it´s best to post to one forum at a time rather than posting the same post everywhere. It saves everyone from repeating info that has already been given.