I wonder if his feet are to be worried about? He mostly has fully formed extra toes, so I think he should be okay? He ran away from the scary hands trying to capture him and was pretty darn fast.
He is only a couple of weeks old so still has lots of growing to do.
(He is a bit wet from an ivermectin treatment)
Back (excuse the drop of pee, he pulled a human baby stunt and peed all over my cousin's pants right before I took the pictures!)
LOL at the more nails to cut, that was the second thing I thought about when I saw the feet (first being WTF?). I have always had to cut piggie nails at my aunt, I doubt she'll start now that she has even more to cut!
At least his future cage mate has regular feetsies!
He is wet from an ivermectin treatment because they used a spray. I would have preferred a simpler topical application, but it wasn't up to me to decide.
My aunt was told to come back in two weeks and they would treat him again. Told her to go back within 7-10 days. I will make sure she weighs him and figures out the proper dosage he needs and makes them give that, if they won't I will give him the proper dosage myself.
- And got the T-shirt
Even when it's applied topically, it's absorbed into the skin and the parasite gets it that way, rather than just because it's rubbed on the parasite.
I doubt he will be a cuy. My aunt finally weighed him last night and he was only 219grams. Technically too small for ivermectine if I remember correctly, but I checked what they put on him, and it was a really low dosage, which I figured could not do too much harm (or good), but maybe it is enough to keep him from scratching, as he does have a sore spot behind his ear.
I reckon he is about four weeks old, going by his weight and size.
He has peed on my cousin twice now. She was not entertained, I on the other hand, was!
I will try and keep a close eye on him without being too much of a PITA to my aunt. He is not mine, therefore I do not get to tell her what to do with him, I can only give advice.
Unlike most baby piggies, Hemmie has not quite grown into his feet, but he is still gorgeous as ever.
His large amount of toes doesn't seem to have any impact on him.
Pictures soon to follow so we can compare his baby feetsies with his adult "paws"!