Foster Laylla

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:33 pm


but could that be from nursing the pups?

I would say so. Human breast feeding mums drink a lot of fluid to help produce more milk so why not a piggy mum? Glad all is well!

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:22 am


I am guessing that yes, she drinks a lot because she's nursing the pups.

I always look forward to your updates!

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PooksiedAnimals
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Post   » Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:47 pm



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Post   » Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:20 pm


Drinking is perfectly normal for any nursing mammal. I know several OB nurses who tell their patients who are breastfeeding that if their teeth aren't floating, they aren't drinking enough!

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PooksiedAnimals
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Post   » Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:25 pm


Good to know about the drinking. I'll just keep refilling that bottle!

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PooksiedAnimals
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Post   » Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:19 pm


Laylla continues to drink a ton and act very needy (comes to the side of the cage whenever I walk by and begs) but otherwise seems fine. But... she looks bigger today even though her weight is down (939g, compared to the 954g right after birth and the 988 a few days later). I've picked her up to give her a squeeze - she's soft and gushy on the sides, but between her left nipple and her genitals, she has a soft but palpable lump. I am guessing that's not normal? I'm about to contact vet services to schedule an appointment, but I wanted to throw it by here, first. Given that we lost her cagemate to a "mass" in her abdomen, I'm a bit concerned. Her poos have been a bit soft (but no pain when pooping) which I wrote off to the pregnancy and the amount of water she's drinking.

Babies are all doing fine. I hope to have more videos soon.

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mmeadow
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Post   » Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:20 pm


That sounds important to investigate. Wishing her luck! And hoping for more baby videos.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:24 pm


Ditto! Wishing her luck too. Never having had a pregnant guinea pig, no specific ideas but having her checked does sound wise.

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PooksiedAnimals
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Post   » Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:46 am


We have an appointment this afternoon. And I've taken scads of videos - I just need to review and post! Later today.

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daisymay
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Post   » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:05 pm


How did vet visit go? Hoping all went well!

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PooksiedAnimals
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Post   » Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:46 am


Vet has confirmed Snap, Crackle and Pop are all boys (much to our disappointment - we really wanted 1 girl).

Vet indicated that the lump I felt was part of a mammary mass, and that otherwise, she felt fine. They thought Laylla's shape was likely the after affects of birthing three babies. At least my fears are allayed.

Today's task - go through all the video footage to post the best parts!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:01 pm


Yay! Looking forward to the vids!

Nice to see she got a probable/preliminary all clear on the lump. Sorry no girls - but at least they will have each other when they are separated from mom!

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