Tallulah's Medical thread

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Talishan
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Post   » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:41 pm


OMG OMG OMG!!! You named a pig after me!! OMG! :-) (Whether you meant to or not, :-p)

All charts look great. You are going to keep them (since they are girls), no?

Lynx -- Tallulah was just a baby herself. I suspect if the blanks in the chart were filled in (I will guess KK did not want to risk picking her up, which was very wise), it would look more normal.

How is Tallulah behaving?

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KrazyKawaii

Post   » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:55 pm


Yes, since they are all girls the babies will be staying. Tallulah was just a baby and did have a dramatic weight loss, it wasn't documented because, due to her size (very small) I stopped picking her up for weighing almost as soon as I realized she was pregnant, both for her safety and my own (she began biting)

She's acting very well, very active and she's a fantastic mother. She seems to have come into her own and is very much people oriented now. The babies are of course, adorable and are very active and full of personality.

There is approximately a 6 week or so gap in Tallulah's weight chart.

Talishan
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Post   » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:57 pm


Wonderful news. Carry on!

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KrazyKawaii

Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:20 pm


I'm freaking paranoid that I did this wrong. I *think* they're girls, but I sooooo want them to be girls.

I took some photos and I hope y'all can help, but the babies are very, very, squirmy. They have girl names right now because I'm going away tomorrow and a pet sitter is coming in to care for them so I wanrted them to have names, and I *think,pray,hope* they're girls.

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I'm so paranoid.

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seraphanjil

Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:48 pm


Are you still in Philly? I'll be in Pennsauken tomorrow so I could try and meet you and check

SardonicSmile

Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:50 pm


I keep checking and checking too.

I can feel a definite ridge with Loki, who I therefore think to be male. If I gently feel right above the genitals there is this hard tiny bump that goes up his body.

My two girls look different to him, but also different to each other, but I cannot feel any ridge with them.
They also look different to your girls!

This sexing thing can drive a person mad!

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KrazyKawaii

Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:55 pm


Seraphnjil, I'm at home for now, but we're leaving for Schwenksville tomorrow morning/afternoonish to go to the Folk Fest.

I feel nothing like a ridge on either of them, and they look the same to each other I think.

SardonicSmile

Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:04 pm


piggies are having playtime now so I will check them again when I put them back into their cage, but Loki defo feels different from the other two and if all males have this ridge, it is something you cannot really not feel unless, of course, when it is not there.

I never felt this ridge before, but I felt it on Loki, so there's pretty much no mistaking it when its there.

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KrazyKawaii

Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:08 pm


Well that sounds good to me! I'd love for them to both be girls, and I just went and felt them again, definitely nothing like a ridge. Is 11 days old, old enough to feel a ridge?

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:43 pm


What I can see looks pretty female but larger photos would have helped a lot (there is some possible loss of detail so I can't be positive).

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seraphanjil

Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:50 pm


Oh yeah you should definitely be able to feel a ridge. Usually you can feel a ridge as soon as they are born.

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LandosMomma

Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:54 pm


You may make a trip to Erie with them and I will tell you personally :P

Talishan
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Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:59 pm


The "ridge method" is the only one I trust. To me it is definitive. Like SardonicSmile says, if it's there it's there and he's a male. If it's not it's not and she's a female. (It is actually the bone of their penis; that's where it goes when retracted.)

Rub your finger very gently from side to side across the belly of each, just 'north' of the anal opening. If you can feel a definite ridge following the midline of the body (pointed toward the pig's head), he's a he. Not and she's a she.

You'd feel better if Seraph and/or Landos could check for you, though. Don't freak; remember you have 21 days from birth before you would have to separate them.

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KrazyKawaii

Post   » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:44 am


Thanks guys! There's definitely no ridge. Phew! I may be staying in PA a little longer, if that's the case I may try to meet up with Seraphnjil just to be sure, but I feel nothing that even remotely resembles a ridge.

SardonicSmile

Post   » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:21 am


Me as a first time ridge feeler can tell you, if you don't feel it, it's just not there.

Pretty safe to assume you have two girls.

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seraphanjil

Post   » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:23 am


I'd be happy to meet up with you again! :) Just let me know

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:16 am


Talishan, I added your advice to use the ridge method:

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Talishan
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Post   » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:15 pm


"Me as a first time ridge feeler can tell you ... "

LOLOL! (sorry)

Ditto, though. There's only been one case I've ever felt where I couldn't be sure one way or the other.

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