Young pigs needing a home, Scotland, UK

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Jaycey
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Post   » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:26 am


Psst. I'm getting a new piggy tomorrow!!

*dances*

Talishan
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Post   » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:43 am


Pictures!!!!! :-)

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:12 pm


My last night with my little foster piggy. :-( He's quite a little character.

Hopefully Jaycey will supply more. :-)

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:10 pm


He is SO cute. I'm glad he's staying in the GL family.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:15 pm


What a lovely nose :-)

Talishan
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Post   » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:06 pm


He looks like he's looking for trouble. ;-)

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Jaycey
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Post   » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:25 am


Little Podrick, (as he's currently known, we're not sure if that'll stay yet) is doing well.

He wants absolutely nothing to do with me, and will do his very best to get away if I try to pick him up. Not surprising really.

We arrived back home at about 6pm last night so he's now "home". He's in a temporary cage in a separate room from the other two because of his lice but as soon as he's better we'll get the introductions started.

Although I've not seen him he has eaten overnight, and done quite a few poops and a few pees. So, he's not too frightened to come out when we're not around.

Hopefully I can get a photo or two today or tomorrow. He is a very handsome boy!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:20 pm


Congrats. I'm sure he'll settle down once he gets more comfortable. At least you're on top of the lice problem. I wasn't even aware my girls had the problem until months later at a vet visit.

Podrick is adorable and I love his face and little ridgeback that he has going on. He can only get more stunning under your care.

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:56 pm


Little Boar has a name at last - I recognise it!

Unfortunately Podrick has a few visitors of his own. At least he had a vet visit before the changeover and one treatment under way. The rest of the course went with him.

He was shy with me to begin with too. After a few days he will come out of his shell a bit more. I'm sure he's just making sure there's no more travelling for a while. ;-)

Talishan
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Post   » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:26 pm


A lot of moving around for a little piggy. He'll settle down right quick once he notes who is bringing the greens.

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Jaycey
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Post   » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:48 am


He doing better. Still hates the sight of me obviously but getting a little bit braver.

I fed them all this morning and left the room he's in. Popped my head around the corner a few minutes later and a lettuce leaf had been dragged across the cage. So, he's now brave enough to come out in daylight when he thinks no one is around. He only ate at night time previously.

And I saw a flash of black bottom and white toes when I walked past the room earlier.

Lots of poops and pee around so I'm very happy. I say hello to him a lot. I'm going to spend a few hours in that room tonight, reading, so I'm hoping to see him come out.

He's not made any sounds as yet. I was hoping that he would when he heard the other two (beastie boys as we call them) shouting bloody murder for their breakfast at 6:30 am and 6.30pm.

But, I'm sure he will soon. It has been a tough journey for him and hopefully he will start to realise that he's not moving any further. Well, just another 10 metres or so into the main piggy room when he's better.

His course of Xeno states that he needs another 2 doses, 2 weeks apart. The next dose is due next week, so he should be on his own for another 4 weeks or so. Does that sound about right? I would like him to meet his brothers as soon as possible, but want him to recover enough first.

Talishan
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Post   » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:34 pm


Sounds about right. If he is quarantined for a total of 4 weeks, you are probably okay. You could probably push the intros up a few days from what you currently plan. If he's doing okay where he is, though, you can make it about four weeks from right now and be sure to be safe. The life cycle of the cavy louse is 28 days. Exactly. We learned that the hard way at our house. ;-)

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Jaycey
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Post   » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:29 am


No new photo's yet. Hopefully some this weekend.

He's still very skittish when I come into the room but I have spotted him out and about when he thinks I can't see him.

He's eating his veg and pellets, he doesn't seem to want to drink much so I've been watering his veg.

He's very hard to catch but is very well behaved when he's out. He was sitting on my lap for quite a while yesterday and he flattened out like a pancake. He had a bit of a burble and a nibble and lick on my finger too.

I was so happy!

We need to give him his next lice treatment tomorrow, and also trim his nails so hopefully he'll be okay.

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:02 am


Thanks for the update on your new dude.

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:48 pm


So glad he's coming round and settling in. :-)

Further news is all the pregnant sows have given birth successfully. One litter of 4 were born on the 9th June and 2 of the 4 have homes lined up already. The other 2 litters were both born on 15 June. Also the tortoiseshell girl has a home lined up too. Pics to come soon of the pups needing homes. They are all gorgeous! But then they have a very handsome dad. ;-)

PS My new flat mates will be introduced in the next couple of months after flat redecorations have been completed. How could I possibly be involved in this rehoming carry-on without taking a souvenir or two. ;-)

Talishan
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Post   » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:33 am


Sucker! ;-)

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Jaycey
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Post   » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:03 am


I'm so glad that all of the pregnancies went well. I was worried for the poor little ladies!

I'll tell Podrick he's a daddy now so he'll have to go out and get a job to pay all of the maintenance for them.

I'm looking forward to the photo's.

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snowflakey
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Post   » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:13 am


Can't wait to see the pup pics. Nothing cuter.

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:40 pm


Oh, sucker is not the word. I fell hook, line and sinker!

Podrick, you have to man up now and provide for your 10 children. ;-) Hopefully there is no more sign of your little extras. See, you are so handsome even the lice can't keep their hands off you!

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The 3 little boars from the first litter have been separated, I guess they want to get back in with mum! More pics coming soon. OMG I can't wait to have piggies running about the place again. New carpet or not. :-)

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:12 pm


They want to go back with their mom or they want some of that luscious mound of hay!!?

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