How much is a good intentional weight loss?
Some background: Our new pig came to us pretty large. He waddles and seems to be pretty overweight. I know that he got hay at least sometimes because there was some in the photo sent to me prior to us taking him home, but when he was dropped off with us, we weren't given any and he "came with" a lot of other things (that we didn't take and were thrown in the garbage). He also had a huge bowl of bad quality pellets and about 4 large baby carrots in the cage with him. And, of course, a pet store cage and he seemed to stay in his pigloo most of the time and turtle around in it.
He is now on a quality, limited pellet, is getting 24/7 hay and a varied diet. He has been nibbling on the veggies but only eats a little. We throw most of it away but I don't think he's used to getting veggies. The first day he ate them but he was probably hungry! He is drinking water, and eating his hay and pellets. He is also in a 2x4 quarantine/pre-neuter cage so he is getting exercise now. We got him Thursday evening and he weighed 3lbs 4.8 ozs. He went to the vet Friday afternoon and checked out a-okay and was given ointment for conjunctivitis that he has been having 2x a day. Today he weighed 3lbs 3.5 ozs. We expected him to lose some weight due to the change in diet and getting exercise, but what is a healthy weight loss and when should I worry?