Popcorn weighs 125g today which is a big improvement as she only weighed 69g last Friday. I am not feeding her science recovery anymore, she is feeding off Kimmi, eating hay, pellets and fruit and vegetables all the time. She is full of energy and is running and pocorning all the time.
Apart from her hair loss Popcorn is perfect.
And no I will never ever ever breed again! Ive certainly learnt my lesson. It wasnt supposed to be like this at all. If I want anymore guinea pigs in the future I will buy them and definately not breed.
We do have a RSPCA about 30 miles away, they may rescue them, but I really dont know.
- Still supporting in 2014
If you would like more piggies, people on this board will help you find them. There is a rabbit rescue in Richmond. They sometimes have guinea pigs, too. I don't know much about it, except that it is there.
Sorry Lynx, I think Ive done it right now
Heres another one with her adopted sister Hazel, who is a week younger than Popcorn
Also, is that iceburg lettuce? I think that's one of the least nutritious lettuces. He probably could use some dark leafy greens as opposed to the iceburg. There's some great info on this site regarding proper nutrition for pigs.
Another question, is that pine bedding? That's another no-no. Again, excellent info on here about choosing the right bedding.
You said he's nursing? And getting critical care? I hope he is. Seeing that picture really has me concerned though. I'd get him to a vet ASAP.
This is just my opinion and I don't want to tell you what to do or make you feel bad. And I'm certainly no expert. Just want to see this little guy be o.k, as I'm sure you do.
We only have two vets in the town I live in and the one I go to is listed as being an accredited exotic vets. So I dont really know what to to with her as they told me not to go back till Thursday, as she thinks her fur loss is stress related or because she hasnt had enough colostrum. Yes she is still feeding from Kimmi and no I am no longer feeding science recovery as she was gaining so much weight on the food she is eating.
Her fur isnt shiny at all but she has bags of energy so I dont know what to do for her. Maybe it may be because she didnt get the best start in life and I fed her incorrect food for the 1st week of her life.
I really dont know what could be wrong with her fur and what to do with the vets. So any advice on her fur condition would be appreciated.
- I Love Lucy
I would avoid any vitamin solution-- if you want to supplement, you need *plain* vitamin C. The other vitamins often found in vitamin drops can actually do more harm than good as guinea pigs do not need excess of many of the vitamins found in those drops.