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Drawingwords
08-12-08, 08:48 pm
Hi. I'm totally new to this site, and I'm happy to be here as the people seem knowledgable and friendly!

I have two sows, Athena (6 months) and Elise (3 months). Their ages are uncertain as I got one from the SPCA and another from a pet store.

Athena is pregnant. To make a long story short, she was mislabeled a he at the rescue and I got her to put with Cinnamon. (His cagemate Pepper died from an URI.) Well, he must have loved her. I had taken him to get nuetered so they could live together without having to worry about her getting pregnant. He didn't make it and passed away a day after his surgery.

Now, it is just the two girls. She should be expecting in a week or two, since she had last been with Cinnamon on 6/23/2008. She went to the vet and he could feel the pups but said he couldn't tell how far along she is without doing a scan.

My husband and I are going away from 8/25/08 to 8/29/08. So, hopefully she won't deliver when my mom is watching. However, I wanted to know how I could baby-proof the cage because I searched the site and it said I should but I can't find how. Also, if something happens to Athena-which I am dreading because I am making myself sick looking at everything that can happen-can someone tell me a formula that I could make in case she neglects one or passes away?

I am excited, nervous, scared, etc. I do plan on keeping the pups and making a seperate cage for the boys but I'm hoping her litter isn't anything crazy like 10+. Thank you for any advice!
-Natalie

PrayerWarrior
08-12-08, 09:12 pm
As far as pups go, I think it's 1-8, but the average is 3. So no need to worry about 10+. ;)

The only thing I can offer advice on is baby-proofing. Really the only thing you need to change is the coroplast. The sides need to be higher because their little heads and bodies, even, could get stuck.

Drawingwords
08-12-08, 09:17 pm
I am totally freaked out because I read on another forum a mom had given birth to 10. Ahh! And I don't want anything to happen to Athena because losing two in such a short amount of time and being fairly new to cavy's, I can't take any more losses.

I can use cardboard right and stick it between the coroplast and the grids?

I am thinking of letting Athena in the cage with Elise as it is a 2x4. This should be okay for her and the babies I read. I'm just hoping that Elise turns out to be a good auntie.

PrayerWarrior
08-12-08, 09:21 pm
Oh, well, I could have the numbers wrong, I'm not 100% sure, but I thought it was 1-8. I do know the average is 3 though. If Mom has 10+ pups in her, you would definitely know. She would be absolutely enormous.

Yes, cardboard between coroplast and grids will work just fine.

Yep. You can put an aunt in with the babies as well.

Good luck with everything!

Haley0489
08-12-08, 09:24 pm
I can use cardboard right and stick it between the coroplast and the grids?

I've seen this done before for baby proofing. -nods-
You could also double up the grids as shown here: http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/532
But that's more work and more costly if you don't have spare grids.

As for babies, a friend of mine got a piggie from a garage sale and she was labeled "Snake Food"!! She took her home and found out she was pregnant. Her pig only had three babies, another member here recently had babies and they had three, and another just a few days ago had one. I wouldn't worry too much about 10+ or even 4+. :)

rabbitsncavyluv
08-12-08, 09:40 pm
I've seen a litter of 9 before. I know of some sows that have had up to 12 (some didn't make it though). But the norm is between 2 to 4. You may have a litter of one hopefully and it is a girl so you can keep her ;)

You want to make the coro sides higher. Babies can fit through the grids.

Drawingwords
08-12-08, 09:51 pm
I'm going to try to post some pictures of her. She isn't that big, actually she looks kind of small to me for a pig that is so close to being due. Maybe the pups are really small?

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1794.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1796.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1795.jpg

PrayerWarrior
08-12-08, 10:08 pm
I don't think they'll be too small, I think you just have a small number. That looks like 2, maybe 3 to me. I'm no expert though.

Like rabbitsncavyluv said, I hope the one or numerous are girls so you can keep them.

Haley0489
08-12-08, 10:11 pm
The pregger pigs I've seen are about as wide as they are long before they give birth. You may have a little longer to wait, oooor just having a small litter.

salana
08-13-08, 12:13 am
It definitely looks like she's having a small litter, perhaps an odd number (1 or 3) with how lopsided she looks.

Drawingwords
08-13-08, 10:14 am
She is getting a little larger now. She's at 926 grams. Still not as rotund as most of the pictures I have seen of pregnant sows. I will post more tonight if I can get some. I don't want to lift her up that much so hopefully I can snap some of her in the cage.

I have a question about the vitamin C intake. I was going to get her some vitamins from the pharmacy but she does get a baby carrot, red pepper, always romaine and some other sort of treat daily. Is that enough vitamin C or should I still supplement? I also have those drops from the pet store that you can mix in with the water but can I put those on a piece of lettuce and give it to her that way?

And yes, she is quite lopsided. The bigger she gets the more pronounced she is. I swear they are moving because sometimes one side is bigger than the other, then vice versa. She is also starting to waddle a little bit.

Keep fingers and paws crossed that she has them before or after we leave. :x

charlie23
08-13-08, 11:41 am
Hi Im no expert but my young gp about the same age as yours has just given birth and she looked about the same size as yours and there was only one large baby. Someone said in a post to me that it is common for young sows to only have one or two good luck.

Drawingwords
08-13-08, 07:59 pm
Thank you Charlie. I think she is due either today or def by the weekend. Jo Ellen from the board spoke on the phone with me for 2 hours and I actually could see and feel the babies moving with her advice! It was crazy. My mom stopped over tonight and the babies were wiggling some more. I have everything set up for her delivery, and I am praying to God that everthing goes smoothly. Here are some pictures of how big she is now-

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1828.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1826.jpg

And here is a picture of the late Cinnamon. Gosh, I miss him and if his neuter went well, he would have been an awesome dad.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/athenacineat.jpg

DinnyPids
08-14-08, 12:59 am
Hi there! Your momma pig looks quite rotund in those pics. I think I may be in the same situation as you. I adopted 3 piggies last weekend from an animal rescue- a momma and her 2 babies. One pup was a male and I originally wasn't going to take him but the coordinator at the rescue made arrangements for him to get neutered if I would keep him & I happily agreed because he has the greatest disposition. Right now they're in a divided cage because I've already seen him rumble-strutting at 4 weeks old and I didn't want any "my dad is also my brother" situations lol. I am so sorry to hear about your Cinnamon. I am quite scared of the risks involved with neutering but I don't have the space in my small house for 2 cages. Right now they can chat through their cage divider and I really want them all reunited.

I'm now seeing that my situation may not be a very good one. Momma is very nervous so I haven't been handling her as much as the pups because I wanted to give her some time to get used to her new home. Now that it's been nearly a week I'm holding her in my lap and I noticed something that concerns me...she's pear shaped! I've handled a pregnant guinea pig before (years ago) and I remember how it feels both in early pregnancy and late. When I put my hands along her sides I can feel a sensation I liken to 'popping bubbles.' I don't feel any kicks, but if she is indeed pregnant she could only be 4 weeks at the most. I visited the rescue the day she delivered and I saw 2 other adult pigs sharing the same cage. Of course I was told that they were all female, but we know how often piggies are mis-sexed. If she is indeed pregnant, I would doubt that the father is her lil boy pup since he's only 4 weeks old and she's already bulging. My guess is that she got pregnant right after she delivered. At least that gives me an accurate date of conception: July 19th. I will be keeping a close eye on her and weighing her. I will do what's in the best interest of these critters. I wasn't prepared for a potential pregnancy!

Do keep us informed on how your momma pig does. I'd love to see pics of her pups too.

PixieStix
08-14-08, 11:39 am
She is getting a little larger now. She's at 926 grams. Still not as rotund as most of the pictures I have seen of pregnant sows. I will post more tonight if I can get some. I don't want to lift her up that much so hopefully I can snap some of her in the cage.

I have a question about the vitamin C intake. I was going to get her some vitamins from the pharmacy but she does get a baby carrot, red pepper, always romaine and some other sort of treat daily. Is that enough vitamin C or should I still supplement? I also have those drops from the pet store that you can mix in with the water but can I put those on a piece of lettuce and give it to her that way?

And yes, she is quite lopsided. The bigger she gets the more pronounced she is. I swear they are moving because sometimes one side is bigger than the other, then vice versa. She is also starting to waddle a little bit.

Keep fingers and paws crossed that she has them before or after we leave. :x

One thing to watch is to be especially careful when picking up/handling pregnant sows. Make sure to support her well, some people even recommend using a box to lift them out of the cage.

Have you seen Ly's veggie charts? http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/diet-nutrition/22156-everything-you-need-know-about-cavys-diet-read-me-nutrition-charts-info.html Her diet right now isn't very varied, so you may want to try adding in a few veggies off the chart.

As far as Vitamin C, as long as she's getting plenty of veggies (the red pepper you're giving her is great for C) and isn't sick, supplementing shouldn't be necessary. Definately don't give her any pet store drops, they contain sugar, dyes, and extra (unneccessary) vitamins. http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/diet-nutrition/24466-should-i-put-vitamin-c-drops-water-can-i-put-tang-water.html Not to mention, if added to water, it changes the taste and degrades rapidly. If supplementation WAS neccessary, it's best to use plain C from a health food or vitamin store.

Pregnant, nursing pigs and young pigs (under 6 months) do need extra calcium though. Either feeding alfalfa based pellets, hay, or high calcium veggies (refer to the chart) can help give them the extra calcium they need.

Are you still feeding them those pellets in the picture? Pigs should be getting plain pellets only, no extra coloured bits, dried veggies, or seeds. The best quality pellets are KM's Kleenmama's Hayloft :: Home (http://www.kmshayloft.com/) available online (hay's available too) or Oxbow Oxbow Pet Products | Welcome (http://www.oxbowhay.com/index.sp) available online or in some stores and vets offices (it has a store locator on the site). If neither of those are possible, the plain Mazuri formula (5664) is the next choice (available only in large bags in feedstores) but it is alfalfa based, so for pigs over six months has to be limited.

Good luck with the babies, hope all goes smoothly.

Drawingwords
08-14-08, 02:26 pm
One thing to watch is to be especially careful when picking up/handling pregnant sows. Make sure to support her well, some people even recommend using a box to lift them out of the cage.

Have you seen Ly's veggie charts? http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/diet-nutrition/22156-everything-you-need-know-about-cavys-diet-read-me-nutrition-charts-info.html Her diet right now isn't very varied, so you may want to try adding in a few veggies off the chart.

As far as Vitamin C, as long as she's getting plenty of veggies (the red pepper you're giving her is great for C) and isn't sick, supplementing shouldn't be necessary. Definately don't give her any pet store drops, they contain sugar, dyes, and extra (unneccessary) vitamins. http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/diet-nutrition/24466-should-i-put-vitamin-c-drops-water-can-i-put-tang-water.html Not to mention, if added to water, it changes the taste and degrades rapidly. If supplementation WAS neccessary, it's best to use plain C from a health food or vitamin store.

Pregnant, nursing pigs and young pigs (under 6 months) do need extra calcium though. Either feeding alfalfa based pellets, hay, or high calcium veggies (refer to the chart) can help give them the extra calcium they need.

Are you still feeding them those pellets in the picture? Pigs should be getting plain pellets only, no extra coloured bits, dried veggies, or seeds. The best quality pellets are KM's Kleenmama's Hayloft :: Home (http://www.kmshayloft.com/) available online (hay's available too) or Oxbow Oxbow Pet Products | Welcome (http://www.oxbowhay.com/index.sp) available online or in some stores and vets offices (it has a store locator on the site). If neither of those are possible, the plain Mazuri formula (5664) is the next choice (available only in large bags in feedstores) but it is alfalfa based, so for pigs over six months has to be limited.

Good luck with the babies, hope all goes smoothly.

Thanks Pixie.

Yes, I've read the chart a while ago. It was very helpful and I thought her fruit and veggie intake was really varied. They get lettuce every morning and some more at night with something different mixed in. The lettuce is even varied; green leaf, romaine, red leaf (they pick the red leaf out and let it there.) This week they have gotten red, yellow and green peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes (grape and regular), and sometimes some orange slices sparingly. They prefer apples and bananas.

I got regular Vit C tablets at the pharmacy. I thought I mentioned that?

And they are eating Oxbow Cavy Performance now. I weaned them off the Nutriphase last week. Along with extra alfalfa and timothy hay.

...still anxious. :-/

ETA: Oh, and my husband agreed that we will be keeping all of the pups as long as there isn't an outrageous number and everything goes smoothly. I'm hoping that most are females or it's an even number so the boars will have a buddy. I never thought I'd have more than 2 but geez, things change. :o)

PixieStix
08-14-08, 04:08 pm
Okay, you listed less veggies in your first list. The second list looks much better.

Yes, you mentioned you got the plain tablets, however I was just making sure you knew which types of C you should and shouldn't use.

That's great they have the Oxbow food as well as both hays.

Do you have a knowledgable cavy vet (incase something did go wrong)? It's always good to have a cavy savvy vet in case of an emergency. Hopefully everything goes well and smoothly though!

lynn's Cavies
08-14-08, 10:34 pm
Hi,
Just wanted to say your pigs are adorable. Let us know when she delivers. I'm looking forward to baby pics!

Wheek Weak
08-15-08, 12:49 pm
I'm so sorry about Cinnamon. I know how bad it hurts to lose one of your little ones.

How's Athena doing? She's a beautiful girl, by the way!

Have you read over any, and all, posts about birthing? There are several on this site (including our Ruby...who also had an unexpected pregnancy and birth).

The waiting is sooo nerve-wracking!! I agree with PixieStix - make sure you have the phone number for a good cavy saavy vet within reach, just in case of complications.

Good luck and keep us posted. Don't forget to take lots of pigtures for us so we can oooh and ahhh over the babe-lets!

Drawingwords
08-18-08, 03:18 pm
Hey everyone, no babies yet. However, I did find this video of Athena and Cinnamon before I recognized the err of my ways. If you turn the volume up you can hear them burbling at each other.



YouTube - Guinea Pig Floor Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVgYpzDnzF8)

Drawingwords
08-20-08, 12:42 pm
SO, I woke up today at 7 and...nothing. Woke up again around 11:00 and *poof*, Athena is skinny and then I saw three tiny babies in the corner all huddled together. So, of course I got my camera out.

I am concerned...I can't get her to lactate with my fingers. The vet's office said sometimes it takes a little while and that it takes some pressure. I don't want to yank on her nipples too hard but I do feel something sticky. They said if I can't get it by tonight to come in tomorrow and they'll try. The vet is also not there today. Her nipples also look flat to me. I'm going to let her go for a little while and get myself together and try again a little later. I used a hot wash cloth to ty to stimulate them.

Well, here's the babies:

This morning

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1829.jpg

A CRESTED ONE LIKE HER DADDY!!!!! (I don't know why but I swear it's a she!!!!)
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1832.jpg

This little one is like their daddy. He escaped through my baby proofing TWICE so I redid it.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1837.jpg

Baby # 3
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1839.jpg

Auntie Elise checking out the "little creatures"
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1844.jpg

PrayerWarrior
08-20-08, 12:44 pm
Oh, they are just adorable!

MommyOfTwo
08-20-08, 12:47 pm
Beautiful!! Looks like mamma is doing pretty good too.

AnimalHouse36
08-20-08, 12:47 pm
Aw, they are so adorable! I'm sure everything will be okay with mama and the milk. Just give her some time. I love the crested one! Your right she does look like a she. ANy names picked out?

Ly&Pigs
08-20-08, 12:53 pm
It can take up to 24 hours or so for her milk to come in. The pups will suckle and help her milk to flow. Right now they are most likely getting the colostrum that she's producing which is important because it helps the immune system. I'd just leave her nipples alone and let the pups do the work.

The pups should be eating solid food within the next day or two. Offer them veggies too. Watching pups eat veggies for the first time is amazing.

Drawingwords
08-20-08, 12:54 pm
The names I have are so lame. I am waiting for my husband to get home but I was thinking, since there's three, the one with the little white spot could be Reese's, the striped one could be Peanut, and the crested could be buttercup. And there's already someone on here with those names! :-( My husband loves history and Rome so I already know I'm going to have an Alexander or Leonidas or something. I also don't know what they are but I think I have at least two girls!

Drawingwords
08-20-08, 12:59 pm
Thank you Lys. So I should just let them be? Okay! I totally understand because heck, they are animals and they can deliver babies better than any human I know! :oP

I offered them two plates of veggies (I think I went overboard) and Elise and Athena were eating them. Elise farted twice too so I think I might lay off. I tried letting them lap up some critical care from a spoon but they turned their nose up from it. And Athena got a little but would rather eat veggies and pellets. The crested one is following her around to the hay rack and the white spotted one picked up a pellet but didn't eat it. I think they're thriving already and they're only a couple hours old!

PS- They are LOUD!

Haley0489
08-20-08, 01:16 pm
AWW! I looove the third ones coloring! The crested picture is so cute, all curled up and asleep. Perhaps baby two should be Rascal, since he's such the escape artist! LOL

DinnyPids
08-20-08, 06:21 pm
oh those babies are so cute! isn't it amazing how self-sufficient they are as newborns? the crested one is my favorite. i rescued a crested tri-color pig years ago that was remarkably smart. ever since then, i've been partial to crested pigs.

i was worried about my momma pig being preggers but the person at the rescue was absolutely sure that she hasn't been around any males. so i'm relieved that i my family of pigs will remain at 3. i'm still waiting for my fritz to be big enough to be neutered. he weighs 350g and is only 1 month old so i've still got a while to wait.

PIGGYMAMMA495
08-21-08, 08:21 pm
Baby Number 2 should be named CJ for Cinnamon Junior. SO if its a girl, CJ is cute and if its a boy Cj is cute. RIght? I think since Auntie Jo has been so worried about theese babies and frequently called, one should be named C.J. right? LOL...They are beautiful and Baby One is a cutie pie with the crest and I won't leave out number 3. I love them all and thanks for posting since my email didn't work. Let us know what the sexes are I hope number one is a girl becuase I think it looks like a she. But I know that means nothing. And with my luck I probably just made it a He. Let us know how they do.

Drawingwords
08-21-08, 08:49 pm
Well, some updates. The babies were eating some hay today! It was so cute seeing the little eeny, weeny babes eating hay! They are named, as of yesterday when my husband came home. Baby #2, or multi-colored is Reeses, AKA C.J. (I think it is a girl though but it's cool, shh, she doesn't need to know :0P Besides, auntie Jo Ellen almost had a heart attack so I think I can spare calling a girl a boy!) The stripped one is Peanut (This one is a boy from what I can tell.) And the yellow-crested is Buttercup. (This one also looks like a girl!)

They haven't eaten any veggies from what I have seen and they have been zooming around the cage and making lots of noises. Mommy Athena loves giving them milk, EXCEPT when SHE is eating. Which, I could understand because who wants to have someone suckling all day long and then being interrupted when they are trying to eat. Pssha. Here are some more pigtures of the babies and some of the fam.

FAMILY PHOTO!!!!! (Auntie Elise thinks she is a baby now. Identity crisis?)
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1856.jpg


Look at those cute baby butts!!
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1863.jpg


*PIGGY PILE*
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1866.jpg


Okay, so now they decide to show their cute faces. *Note* how Reese's always looks so mean! I think it's cause he was caught escaping. He's ready to be out! Now! He's not a friggin baby anymore, he can eat hay!
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1860.jpg

Wheek Weak
08-22-08, 11:00 am
Those babies are soooo stinking cute!!! I just love how guinea babies are all head and no butt!

Mama looks great too...very healthy and none the worse for wear.

Congrats on your new little family and a safe birth! :D

Drawingwords
08-22-08, 09:25 pm
Thank you. This forum has helped me a lot with preparing for the birth. I was a basket case. Haha. Now, I don't want to leave them when we go on vacation on Monday. I'm thinking of asking the B&B if I can bring a small cage set up for mom and the kids but I know it's not going to happen. My mom is going to watch them and I have to go over everything with her on Sunday. IE: feeding times, handling, etc. She still doesn't want to hold them because she thinks she'll hurt them.

Drawingwords
09-02-08, 09:13 pm
Greetings from estrogen central. The family went to see the evil doctor who pokes and prods them today and found out, that grandma was correct in her assumptions and there are *Drum rollllllllllllllllllll* 2 girls and 1 boy. *Sigh* Reeses (white spot on head and bum) is a girl as is Buttercup (crested one.) Striped guy (Peanut) is the man.

I know a lot of people have solitary pigs and I plan on keeping them all. I can't however, get a buddy for him. My husband and I don't want another neutering mishap so, our options are adopt him out or just keep him by his lonesome self. I really need some feedback on this because I'm worried about him getting depressed. He will be in the cage I currently have and will be building the girls a mansion. He will be in a different room presumably, or maybe in the same room and will be able to hear them either way. I don't want to aggrevate him. If anyone has done this, and kept the boy (or girl) by themself within hearing range and their pig is doing well please give me your feedback. I'm kind of bummed he's not going to have a buddy. =( Oh, and here's some pigtures for some "Oooh's and Ahhh's." They're growing so gosh darn quick!

*Note, Peanut is always hiding because his dirty little secret is out that he indeed, is carrying something quite unwanted in a house full of prim and proper pigs.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1973.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1975.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1983.jpg

And Auntie Elise is just so darn tired after being with the hyper babies! But she lofffs them!
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1982.jpg

PIGGYMAMMA495
09-02-08, 09:31 pm
Wow those are some cute piggies.
I have a loner and there are no jealousy problems, you need to make sure you give extra lovins, extra huggings, and tons of floor time and playtime.
Maybe you can do what I did and build a C and C next to the girls so he can still see them and be in contact, but not that kind of "contact" .
I know you can do it, and I can't see you letting him go. You'll do great. Your a good piggymamma to be concerned about him being lonely.
You can't get a male to house with him? No room or something?
He will do fine but you need to keep him near his mom, auntie and sisters so he is still social. You'll do great and you'll spoil him anyways so I do not see you having any problems with it since I know you personally.
I love those pics. So cute. Give them kisses and snuggles from Auntie!

salana
09-02-08, 10:59 pm
Absolutely set him up next to the girls. He will enjoy sniffing noses with them and hitting on them.

http://www.doominous.org/pigs/jackiecuddlessniffing040620.jpg

"HELLOOOOO WOMENS!!!! YOU ARE SO BEEEYOOOUTIFUL!!! I LOOOOOVE YOU!!! PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!"

AnimalHouse36
09-03-08, 01:55 pm
SAlana, thanks for the laughs!

There are many helpful photos of people who are in the same situation as yours. But can I ask, what was the nuetering misahap?

Drawingwords
09-03-08, 02:36 pm
Cinnamon (the dad) had a heart attack the day after. Actually, the whole time after his surgery he was in constant pain because they ended up having to do a spay on him because his left testicle retracted. He made it out of surgery and the anesthesia was out of his system, it was just too hard of a surgery for him.

Has anyone else had experience with broken teeth by gnawing on the bars? Cinnamon broke his teeth when I had the next door cage set-up and I was looking for ways of deterring that from Athena if I place Peanut next door. I heard of the apple spray.

I am looking around for potential roommates. There are 3 at a SPCA 45 minutes from me. They are a bit older though. Older is better though right? Peanut is only going to be 3 weeks so I don't want to put all this testosterone with him and scare the daylights out of him.

salana
09-04-08, 05:37 pm
Peanut will be happy to have a new uncle to live with. Uncle will probably hump him once or twice just to make sure he knows who's boss, and then cuddle and groom him. Adult pigs seem to be fairly tolerant of baby misbehavior, although once Peanut gets older he'll be an adolescent and have raging hormones. I would recommend a boar who's at least 1 year old, and mostly out of adolescence, so when Peanut is a bratty teenager, there will be at least one sane pig in the cage.

It sounds like Cinnamon may have heart problems that nobody knew about before the neuter.

Drawingwords
09-11-08, 10:18 am
Just wanted to update on the little Peanut. He is doing awesome. He got his own plate of salad today in his bachelor pad and acted like it was going to attack him. He is in the same room as the girls but at the other end so he can still talk to them. He had one, random, outbreak of crying yesterday night but other than that he's doing good. Only 3 more weeks until he can be with Leo!

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/paintedwithwords/Animals/100_1988.jpg

PIGGYMAMMA495
09-11-08, 12:23 pm
Well it's normal that he will be sad that he is not with his Auntie, Mommy and Sissy's anymore but it's worth not risking another litter of babies.
Let me know when you want to make plans to build that new cage, I'll still help you if you want. Peanut and Leo will be just happy living next to mommy auntie and his sisters.
Thanks for posting the picture he looks so cute.
Can't wait to see pigtures of him and his new roomie together.