Gerber is sold here in India. Where are you again? Try getting to a Namdhari's, or a Spar, or a Spencer's gourmet. Any place that sells International products!
Cerelac also has a non-dairy variety, though I can't remember the name of it now. Any pharmacy will carry it.
Syringe feeding can be done, don't give up! There are lots of threads on this site for syringe recipes and hand feeding techniques.
He has told me to feed vitamin C tablets dissolved in water to him and to hand feed him. Also he has told me to feed 'lactol' or 'royal kennal's 1st stage milk'. These are milk substitutes which are often given to small dogs and cats. Would it be safe to feed the baby vitamin C tablets and milk substitute?
I had taken him to the vet to find out the problem but he died there itself. The vet said that either its a neurology disorder or lack of deficiency.
He has told me to take extra care of the last piggy.
He has told me to feed vitamin C tablets dissolved in water to him and to hand feed him.
Also he has told me to feed 'lactol' or 'royal kennal's 1st stage milk'. These are milk substitutes which are often given to small dogs and cats.
Would it be safe to feed the baby vitamin C tablets and milk substitute?
The vitamin C is a good idea. Wish I had more information for you.
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The dog/cat milk substitutes aren't a good idea. I've seen them used and the animals did well, but whether that was because of them or in spite of them, I don't know. Charybdis is correct in that they do not process dairy products well; their systems are not set up for it.
Vitamin C dissolved in water is a good idea. Try finding the infants' cereals and/or the non-dairy Cerelac. Guinea pigs are precocious animals -- that is, they are born fully furred, with eyes open, teeth erupted etc. They can eat solid, normal adult food within days, if not hours, of birth. Having said that, the baby will starve with no food at all. A puppy milk replacer would be better than kitten.
Is Princy taking care of this baby? Have you seen him or her nurse, and defecate?
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That milk substitute is used for puppies and kittens. Should i feed him that milk substitute as he looks very weak and small?? Though he has started eating veggies a little but very little, say next to negligible. I have seen him eating a little cucumber, say like a pinch and 2/3 leaves of cilantro.
We don't get non-diary ceralac in Mumbai, India. I have seen all infants here drinking dairy ceralac. I got the diary ceralac also after a long search as it was a bank holiday yesterday. Still will go out and search for it today. Should i continue feeding him the diary ceralac till that time?
Also the pellets available here are 'Versele-Laga' Cavia Crispy. This is the link:
http://www.versele-laga.com/Nutri/Nutrition/Pages/Products/i ... 364&pro=5366
Would it be safe to feed my piggies these pellets?
How often should i give Vitamin C to the baby? My vet has told me to crush the tablet and give only that much which comes on a matchstick, so that would be around 10-15 mg. Is he correct? I had gone to him for the 1st time yesterday.
Also can use the same crushed tablet the next day or a new tablet everyday?
How long should i feed him Vitamin C and ceralac?
I would avoid the milk substitute and if you cannot find a non-dairy cereal it is still better to feed the Cerelac than feeding the milk substitute. You can blend up some vegetable juice or baby food or canned pumpkin with it.
I don't see the ingredients of the Cavia Crispy but in looking at the product I would say no, it does not look nutritious.
If you give the 10-15 mg of Vitamin C twice a day for now that should be adequate. Vitamin C degrades quickly, so after you break the tablet put the rest in a plastic bag or back in the bottle.
A normal guinea pig can be separated from the mom at 3 weeks of age. But you have a sick little guinea pig, and you won't know how long you will need to take care of him like this. Weighing him daily will let you know if he is gaining weight and if your feeding is adequate.
Also, I believe "Nestum" (similar to Cerelac and also made by Nestle) does not have dairy in it.
Versele-laga Cavia Crispy is not ideal, since it has lots of color additives, nuts, and other unwanted stuff. Please go to the link I provided for the company that will deliver hay and pellet within India!
Please use this opportunity to inform the breeder of the damage he is causing by not only breeding, but also by giving the wrong care information to people buying the piggies!
Sorry can't tell the exact weight because the baby was moving a lot and i don't have a digital weighing scale but have this:
http://www.traderscity.com/board/products-1/offers-to-sell-a ... g-20g-88075/
In India specially in Mumbai, we get only two company's guinea pig pellets. 1 is 'Versele-Laga Cavia Crispy' and 'Sunseed.'
This is the link for sunseed :
Can i feed him these pellets? Should pellets be given to guinea pigs 24/7?
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If you are seeing nursing and nibbling--AND some moving around on its own--I would not panic about the baby.
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Don't worry about it unless it forms a crust. The cleaning/grooming fluid is pure white and doesn't generally build up. If you see anything gunky crust around her eyes, though, that's a different story.
90-100 g is not a bad weight for the baby at this point, given what s/he is going through.
Ditto the advice you have received from everyone above.
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