Please Help! my 5 day old orphaned guinea pig refuses to eat

Post Reply
User avatar
barb5417
For all Wonkys & Winkys

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:32 am


"If Im not here to help the pigs why am I here exactly!!!!"

I just don't know.

User avatar
Elly

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:53 am


I find that pimms pages are not as harsh as the people on this one I feel like a witch being hunted here.
That would be because Pimms is full of breeders looking to pat each other on the back.

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.

User avatar
toriandlukesmom2

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:07 pm


I thought I might add my 2 cents to the subject of warming aids.

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

User avatar
Becky

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:12 pm


Oh, boy.

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.

User avatar
PiggieMamma
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:13 pm


Ellissian - If you are planning on sticking around, at least do us the decency to follow the advice you are given.

And please, use proper punctuation. Your posts are difficult to read.

Read : http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30411

User avatar
PiggieMamma
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:41 pm


Ellissian Said :
I feel like a witch being hunted here.
Oops. Freudian slip?

User avatar
Onihrapiggy

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:49 pm


This thread is certainly getting a lot of attention. More than it really deserves I think. I have read posts that are much more deserving of more replies than this one, yet here this thread is on its seventh page!!!

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.

User avatar
ellissian

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:10 pm


I have followed advice why do you think I bought the science recovery from the vets!

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.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:14 pm


I'm glad to hear the other mommy is feeding them. That's got to be the best news yet! And the fact they are gaining weight.

Now that this crisis seems to be closing, maybe you can make sure all males are separated so there are no more babies?

Reginasunrae

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:22 pm


ellissian, I'm glad to read they are doing well.

User avatar
Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:41 pm


Me too, and glad you got your Science Recovery. I didn't mean to duplicate info and only suggested Thistle if you weren't going to come back here you'd still possibly be in need of good info. I've been helping them recently with a big rescue operation in which there were many undernourished pregnant sows which didn't all survive so I know they are capable there.

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!

User avatar
ellissian

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:54 pm


Thanks for explaining webs, heres me thinking it was just me that got a hard time.

I mean, if I didnt care for the babies I wouldnt of contacted anyone for help would I?

User avatar
ellissian

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:39 pm


two of the babies are getting good milk feeds from kimi, and eating solids regulary.

Do they still need science recovery? if so for how long?

User avatar
Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:48 pm


I would keep it up for a few days yet until they are making significant progress in their weights then gradually reduce it.

You can check on progress charts near the bottom of this link on baby weights.
http://www.guinealynx.info/weigh.html

User avatar
Topaz

Post   » Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:31 pm


I'm so glad the babies are doing well. Good job. :)

Laura

Melody R

Post   » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:17 pm


Keep us updated on the babies' progress -- hope they continue to do so well!!!!!

User avatar
ellissian

Post   » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:03 am


[img]http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w289/ellissian/HPIM0609.jpg[/ig]

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]

User avatar
Topaz

Post   » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:17 am


Popcorn is adorable.

Why does he/she have bald patches? Do they have mites? What did the vet say? I can't remember if you'd mentioned the bald patches in a previous post.

Laura

User avatar
ellissian

Post   » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:25 am


Well according to the vet she doesnt, but I havent seen this vet before to know if she is good or not.

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.

User avatar
Topaz

Post   » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:55 am


I have a couple of other questions that just popped into my head....

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...

Laura

Post Reply
235 posts