That would be because Pimms is full of breeders looking to pat each other on the back.I find that pimms pages are not as harsh as the people on this one I feel like a witch being hunted here.
This site actually cares more about the animals then hurting your feelings.
Clearly you are here looking for a pat on the back and not to truly help these poor babies. GL is known as THE website for GP care and keeping. The advice on here is sound and often well advanced beyond what most other websites offer because the people here are interested in the science and not the breeder myths that are handed down.
Keep listening to breeder myths and keep killing animals or get your head out of your arse and pay attention to actual science.
I hand-reared a week and a half old kitten. At our local feed/pet supply store I found a disc that you put in the microwave to warm, then wrap in a towel and place under the animal. It cost around $45, but was worth every penny. It can be reheated for 6 years.
It stayed warm for 12 hours, and at around 11 hours, my kitten would actually start squeaking for it to be re-heated.
Here is a link to the disc. When I bought mine 2 years ago, the local "chain" petstores did't have anything comprable.
I noticed the company also had a UK link.
http://www.amazon.com/Pet-Supply-Imports-Snuggle-Safe/dp/B00 ... =home-garden
I've said this before, but I'll say it again.
The emergency/medical pages really are not the place for this type of debate. It would be so much better if we strictly offered whatever advice we have to give, encourage people and if necessary, point out that certain advice has been given.
Beyond that, take it elsewhere. You can think anything you want about how a person is dealing with something, but start a thread in general chat or cavy chat to give them your opinions about how they're breeding/not breeding/ etc.
Frankly, if a person doesn't take my advice after I've explained myself clearly, that's it for me. Is she looking for a pat on the back? Who knows! What difference does it make? Don't give it to her if you feel that's what is happening.
The emergency forum is for medical and emergency advice. I implore you all to keep it that way and start a new thread elsewhere to discuss ethical issues.
- I GAVE, dammit!
And please, use proper punctuation. Your posts are difficult to read.
Read : http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30411
Whats the expression "beating a dead horse". That may apply here. All the relevant advice has been given on these pigs and if this person chooses not to take it, well I guess that is their right, whether we like it or not. Lets stop arguing with Ellissian and just let this person decide for themselves what the right thing to do is.
My head is not up my arse as someone put it, and no I do not want a pat on the back.
And just incase anyone cares the babies are doing fine, not that anyone bothered to ask. They are eating solid food, gaining weight and kimmi the foster sow has let them fed from her today.
Not that anyone had bothered to ask they just wanted a slanging match, just grow up and get of your high horses. Everyone one makes mistakes you cant tell me none of you have in your life.
- Cavies 'n Cobwebs
Most people tend to get a hard time if their first posts are medical and they are a little sceptical of the replies. Keep coming back as it will be worth it in the end, honest!
Here is a photo of Popcorn (the only surviving baby) and Kimmi the foster sow. You can see Popcorns bald patches on this photo
[Your pic is TOO BIG! - post links only!!!!-Lynx]
The vet thinks it may be stress related with losing her mother and siblings and that she may not have got enough colostrum from her own mother.
I have to take her back in a week if she is still losing fur.
Last I knew, there were two babies. I assume the other didn't make it? What happened?
And this baby looks a bit small to me for it's age(maybe it's just the picture?). How much does popcorn weigh? Is he/she gaining weight? Is he/she nursing now or just eating pellets/hay, etc...? Are you still feeding the critical care?
And lastly, are you planning on breeding again?
Don't mean to give you the third degree but am still a bit concerned about this last baby and what your future plans are...