Well last night was the worst night ever. me and my kids left in the evening to pick up there dad. any way, we got back a baby was there and hiding under the alfalfa sofa another one. My coco was there barely alive. called the emergency vet. was getting ready to head back out my husband had her in his arms the whole time and then before leaving she died.
Well the vet said the babies probably won't survive without mom. I cannot except that I kept them warm they ate but what do I do to suppliment there mothers milk?
My 3 orphans are a year and a half. They took critical care out of a kitten nurser and learned to eat veggies, hay and pellets by watching the other pigs. NO milk products. Weigh them daily to make sure they are gaining (they can drop a tiny bit the first 24 hours, just like human babes do).
Our thoughts are with you and the family.
But you guys have been wonderful. so far so good. I just feel bad for my jinx he lost his partner and searches for her. even though he would have still been alone if she was alive. but we give him extra attention now.
- I GAVE, dammit!
Unfortunately these are the dangers of intentionally breeding. The risks are high, and what you experienced is not uncommon.I just feel bad for my jinx he lost his partner and searches for her
If the babies survive be sure to separate any female babies from dad at 21 days to avoid another pregnancy.
And now you know, this is dangerous advice. Do you have access to Critical Care? What have you been feeding the babies?some one I know said to give them kitty milk mixed with carrot baby food,
I would suggest getting a very small water bottle (like the 8oz ones marketed for hamsters) and hanging it very low in the cage so the babies have free access without having to wait for the medicine dropper.
I am sorry to hear about Mom, but I wish you the best of luck with the babies! :)