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But that was just my experience. Someone else may have some more qualified advice for you. Hope it works out ok.
- Barbara Osborn
- Supporter from '05 - '12
The mattress had been put too close to the GP cage and Randy had chewed a hole in the plastic camping mattress. No harm done to the pig, just our backs ached in the morning from being on a hard floor.
Randy eats coroplast, no harm done.
I remember reading that someone had given their pig mineral oil after a similar incident. I can't find it now, but maybe someone that's more experienced will chime in.
Everything turned out fine, continued eating, drinking, pooping normally, the odd thing was I never saw any of the bag come back out... This has now been over a year ago and he continues to be a happy healthy senior pig. I've got to assume he digested the plastic somehow?
One thing I did find in my research about mineral oil was that you should not give it right after the object is ingested because it can form a "protective coating" around the object and any blockages making it even harder for the pig to break them up and to pass them along. You want to wait long enough for the items to pass through their stomach and into their intestines, and then the mineral oil helps them slide through the rest of the way.
If anyone is having this problem I would re-research the mineral oil thing. I don't remember any of the exact amounts or time periods, but it did seem to work well with my guy.
- Contributor in 2018
- Guinea Supporter '11
He's usually ok though, never had any problems yet! *touch wood* Its is a good question though why DO pigs like chewing plastic?? :|