New and Have a Few Questions

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codyNpatches
Supporter in '09 - '10

Post   » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:16 pm


I can't believe how cheap it is! My cousin bought one for like $35.00 and paid zero shipping!

She only has one pig, and she has had him for a while. While it is sad that he is alone, what if she can't afford the care of another pig? I don't think she has ever taken him to the vet and I am giving her links, links, and more links on care and food. She was told by the pet store NOT to give him anything green. Ugggg. I try not to be too pushy...just give her the info.

theamazingbox

Post   » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:54 pm


My pigs absolutely love the paper bag method. I also often tuck in some bits of carrot or cilantro.

When you hear a loud *rip*, it means they managed to get the prize!

Except one of my portly pigs. He just eats the end of the lunchbag.

theamazingbox

Post   » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:55 pm


My pigs absolutely love the paper bag method. I also often tuck in some bits of carrot or cilantro.

When you hear a loud *rip*, it means they managed to get the prize!

Except one of my portly pigs. He just eats the end of the lunchbag.

I also get the Oxbow and my bedding sent from Foster & Smith. Four 4 cubic foot bags of aspen and E0 lbs of Oxbow pellets every month make for a nice fat gift card for our FedEx guy at Christmas :)

Babzy

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:17 am


Just picked up the two girls! I'm so excited! I already saw the gray/black and white one popcorn twice!! So anyway I only have a few pictures right now, here they are --

Here's me holding them at my mom's office where I picked them up.

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Then in the crate on the way home.

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And here's the first girl underneath the cozy cavy.

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And the other girl sitting in the sad attempt of a hay holder I made, but she seems to love it!

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I used an old hamster cage bottom as their kitchen I'm going to see if that works out. I just wish it was a little longer so it would cover the whole area.

Oh and the hay I have right now is Kaytee brand, along with the food unfortunately. I'm still waiting for my shipment of hay from KM to get here and I'm going out to buy Oxbow Alfalfa pellets today.

Tuggell

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:46 am


Aw, matching pigs! That's so cute with their similar markings. Do you have name ideas yet?

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Pikatot

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:38 pm


They are adorable! Congrats! My favorite picture is the one of them in the crate on the way home :] Looking forward to more pics!

Babzy

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:54 pm


My sister has too many name ideas and I have barely any. She likes April, Cupcake, and Annabelle and I like Daisy. Ideas are welcome!! I got two more pictures of them hiding, since that's all they've been doing since I brought them home. I haven't seen them drink at all, should I be worried?

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TexCavy

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:01 pm


I have a name resource of unusual names. Its unfinished. i'm very bad about not finishing projects. But many of the pages are done. Here is the link to the main page with all the unfinished pages in green and the done ones are linked up.
http://www.texcavy.com/tmplt-names.html

Those little ones are very cute.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:03 pm


I like Cupcake. I also like names that follow themes; that's my idiosyncrasy! So I'd go with something like Cupcake and Danish. Cupcake and Muffin. Etc.

Babzy

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:09 pm


Ah! I really like Penny for the reddish-brown one! I may just have to choose that! Got it from your website TexCavy thanks! Now just for the other... I agree with you Alden about doing the matching names but I don't know what goes with Penny.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:13 pm


Oh, we can do that.

If you like Doctor Horrible, you can go with Billy.

The other one's kind of grayish, you could call her Nickel (Nikki for short?).

Candy.

Whistle.

etc.

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TexCavy

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:26 pm


Oh I love Nickel. I don't think I have heard of a piggy with that name before.

Kaglaaz

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:57 pm


We've talked about adding a 3rd piggy here in the future once we have more room... her name will also be on a theme with Clover and Shamrock... her name will be Ivy. CSI for short :)

As for them not drinking, I think it took my girls a day or two to figure out where the water bottle was. Seems like they discovered it late at night when the house was quiet. But I'm a night owl so I heard when they found it.

Tuggell

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:19 pm


What about Penny and Jingle? Like how change jingles.

Sometimes if I hold the water bottle to my pigs face, they'll take a sip. I don't know if your girls would still be too shy, but if you're worried, you could try.

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Pikatot

Post   » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:38 pm


My girls both scared me for a little by not drinking out of the water bottle. They'll be fine. They're just getting acclimated to their new surroundings and being cautious. And if they're eating their veggies, those have water in them :]

Even now, if we go to someone else's house, they don't drink as much.

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Kermie831

Post   » Sat May 01, 2010 3:02 am


They are adorable! congrats!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat May 01, 2010 3:05 am


Congratulations!

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CavyPrincesses

Post   » Sat May 01, 2010 3:40 am


Aww I love them alreADY! Congrats!

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codyNpatches
Supporter in '09 - '10

Post   » Sat May 01, 2010 3:49 pm


They are sweet. Just wet down their veggies. They will get used to the bottle. How old are they?

Babzy

Post   » Sat May 01, 2010 5:58 pm


They are only three months old, I didn't hear their story until I went to pick them up. The guy said his wife bought what she thought was two girls at petsmart (noo!) and they had babies.

They've been using the bottle now and eating their veggies and food. I decided to name the other one Sundae because she reminds me of vanilla icecream with chocolate syrup and some caramel as well. Penny and Sundae don't match in names but I think they have a nice ring.

Both of them were out more today so I took them out of the cage and held them for a while in their bed. They weren't very active just kind of hung out and sniffed around. Sundae is so vocal it's adorable, although I'm not sure exactly what her sounds mean, I think sometimes it might be bad. I looked up what they were earlier but sometimes it's hard to distinguish.

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