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  1. Re: Unplanned adoption, seeking input on my check list

    Thanks for the update! Glad to hear Nutter Butter has a good home that will keep him, spoil him and love him for who he is. Couldn't have happened to a cuter pig!
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. 17 years is a lifetime of love, even though it's never enough. My thoughts are with you and your family, and Scooter sends his wheeks for support.
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Update:

    Scooter has been weighed weekly, every Sunday morning at around 6am his entire life. Since he has been ill, he has been weighed daily and sometimes twice daily. I know that's...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Odds of Pregnancy?

    I know nothing about pregnant, female piggies.

    But I DO know an adorable face when I see one!
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    Bathing: Re: Cleaning a white guinea pig?

    You can certainly try giving him a "butt bath" as it were. It's entirely possible that he's mourning the passing of his cagemate, and is lonely and bored and can't be bothered getting up as much as...
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    Wheezing: Re: Loud Wheezing Noise

    There's a good chance he's got something stuck in his throat. A good loud cough or two should clear it, but if it persists he should see a vet. I've had a couple of pigs that did that, and both...
  7. General: Re: New babies: Should I separate the unrelated one?

    As long as they are all female put them back together.
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Update for Scooter:

    Scooters weight continues to climb. He is back up to roughly where he was in the middle of October. His weight Monday morning was 1057 grams, and tonight it is 1160.

    He...
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    Re: R.I.P My little fluffy friend

    Rest in peace at the Rainbow Bridge, Julio. May you meet all kinds of new furry friends, find warm sun and all the best hay and veggies you can eat.
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    Introductions: Re: help naming 2.0

    I thought of changing Lava's name to Magma. Technically Magma is still Lava, but you could call her Mags or Maggie for short. Just a rambling on my part.

    Cute piggies!
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    He's only had 4 doses. I'm very encouraged with how well he seems to be doing. The pooping/not pooping thing is bothering me, but I think we'll sort that out.

    I walked in the door earlier this...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Update:

    Scooter seems to be responding well to the new antibiotic. His weight has not dropped below 1057 grams. He seems to have one day where he poops fine, and the next he barely poops at all. ...
  13. Re: I'm sorry, baby Punkin. I love you.

    I wanted to take a moment to thank you. All of you. Your words and kindness have been tremendously helpful in trying to come to terms with this.

    Losing a pig is never easy, but losing Punkin was...
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    Re: Oh Dear Dudley...

    My heartfelt condolences on your loss of Dudley.

    He sounds like he had a sweet personality and a lot of friends. Rest in peace, Dudley. Go and meet all of your new friends at the Rainbow Bridge.
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    Re: Love my Boys

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Exercise: Re: Guinea Pig Wheelchair

    Try that link and browse to see if what I'm talking about would suit your needs. It was just a thought on my part.

    I'm not very "crafty" so to speak, but the headgear from some of those masks...
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    Exercise: Re: Guinea Pig Wheelchair

    https://www.cpapoutlet.ca
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    Exercise: Re: Guinea Pig Wheelchair

    I know there are places online. They sell parts or whole masks. You likely have a medical supply place close to you as well. We have a place here called Medigas.
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    Exercise: Re: Guinea Pig Wheelchair

    I wonder if the headgear from a CPAP mask might be what you need? Its stretchy and has velcro fastening straps as well. I BELIEVE they're made from neoprene. Although youd have to look around for...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Scooter is back at home.

    He's been off antibiotics since October 9th, I believe, when he had the molar planing. He was on the ear drops until Sunday night of this week.

    He was under...
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    Joy: Re: Happy Halloween!!!

    Happy Hallowe'en to you, and your precious little furbabies!
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    And off he goes for his day at the vet.

    He seems to be losing, on average lately at least, 7 grams a day. He went from 1085 Tuesday, to 1078 yesterday morning. This morning, down to 1071.
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    Hay: Re: Hay Question

    Short answer? You don't.

    I stopped using a hay rack long ago. My boys would do the same thing. My current boy(s) use their hay as shelter, as a toy, and as food. I just pile it in a corner of...
  24. Re: Hey There! My names Lilly and I'm looking forward to meeting other piggy owners!

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    I have thousands of photos. Literally. I have roughly 5000 of just these two over the last 3 years, then add Sly in. And probably another four or five thousand of Pooper and Sly. I had a hard...
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