I have a few questions

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Orvis
Power to the Pigs

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:40 am


Just for my own piggies, to keep them - calm down people.

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Orvis
Power to the Pigs

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:42 am


I am really going out on a limb here but I don't see why if you have you own pggies and you are prepared to keep them and care for them, it's such a big deal to raise them yourself. I'll probably get hung in effigy now...but hey that's how I feel!

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Bonnie

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:43 am





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LER

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:47 am


Hi Orivs,
What about the known risks of pregnancy and delivery? What if your beloved sow died in the birth?

Plus, if you have room, time, and funds for 5 more pigs, why not adopt ones who are facing death in shelters rather than creating more?

And if you want to see babies grow up there are pleanty of pregnant sows facing death in shelters too.

There is always more to consider than the simply view, you see.

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Orvis
Power to the Pigs

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:47 am


I guess I just feel differently. I hope that we can all still get along...

I am kind of curious though why so many people on here have pigs having babies all the time - pics almost weekly - surprised they don't get 'the business' about it.

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Bonnie

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:47 am


And then go look at Cavy Placement and justify your reason for wanting to breed.
http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewforum.php?f=12

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Bonnie

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:48 am


First the first time since I joined this board I am actually thinking "Where is Evangeline"?

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Vanessa

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:50 am


One of the things that I really like about my pigs is their ecclectic mix. With the exception of my first pig, they are all adopted (Chip is from a pet store, before I knew any better). I have two Americans, one Abby, and one Peruvian. It just happened that way, when I went to the shelter I just chose the pig that I fell in love with the hardnest.

By adopting more pigs if you want a larger herd, you give a homeless piggy a new home, you don't put your current pigs health in danger, and you gain a lovely mix of breeds and personalities.

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lisam

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:50 am


I am kind of curious though why so many people on here have pigs having babies all the time - pics almost weekly - surprised they don't get 'the business' about it.

Most of the people on here with pregnant sows bought guinea pigs from pet stores not knowing they were pregnant. Some have adopted or rescued pregnant sows. Some have pregnant sows because their pigs were missexed. But almost no one here condones breeding, or has bred their pigs purposefully.

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Bonnie

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:50 am


Do you ever actually READ the threads on this board? Or just look at the pictures and say "awwww"? People have pregnant pigs because they have rescued them from idiots who bought male and female pigs from the pet store and dumped them at the shelters when they realized they were about to have more pigs.

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Orvis
Power to the Pigs

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:50 am


Anyway I like this site, there is a lot of good info, and I really enjoy the pictures of everyone's pigs and cages. Let's just focus on that and forget the rest since it's not something that will likely happen anyway and I promise if I ever get to the point of thinking about doing it I will let you guys talk me out of it then. Deal?

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LER

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:53 am


Most people do get reamed when they come on with pregnancy questions. All those people having pigs have babies were either ignorant people (whose ignorance is quickly pointed out to them) who bought pigs from petstores that came pregnant, or they are rescuers who rescued pigs that were already pregnant.

People who mention purposely breeding get bashed, for good reason.
*There are too many homeless pigs already.*
And
*Every pig bred means death for another homeless pig.*

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Orvis
Power to the Pigs

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:55 am


OK so I won't ever mention it again.

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Stacy
Supporter in '11

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:55 am


There are just too many homeless pigs and so many dangers associated with breeding. There is nothing better to me than the feeling of adopting a shelter or rescue pig and giving him or her the love he or she may have never known before.

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sallymac
Cavia Emptor

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:19 pm


Orvis - I still love you.

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RavenShade
Thanks for the Memories

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:22 pm


I think a new pet owner in general should go slow and make sure it's a good fit.

If someone isn't sure about pigs (people drop by the forum all the time wondering about pigs) then s/he should wait until s/he is sure. People who don't think through pet ownership are why so many end up in shelters.

Orvis, should you consider a friend for your pig, try the shelter/rescue route. Aside from all the issues about breeding, older pigs are less crazy and make better lap pets, generally.

Oh, and it's a deal. Consider yourself talked out of it. Bookmark the thread if you need to.

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Orvis
Power to the Pigs

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:26 pm


I promise not to breed pigs or talk about it.
I promise not to breed pigs or talk about it.
I promise not to breed pigs or talk about it.
I promise not to breed pigs or talk about it.
I promise not to breed pigs or talk about it.

How many times before I can go to recess?

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Orvis
Power to the Pigs

Post   » Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:27 pm


Raven you have a great point, people should think it through first...and talk to some people first, and educate themselves first. That's always the best way to do anything I believe.

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