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    Re: Piggie's head got crushed under knee

    you dodged a bullet, glad your girl seems perfectly ok, maybe the grass under her head cushioned the impact of your knee

    you didn't mention: at the park do you use an enclosure (several grids depending on how many you have out) and make sure they have shade? and a water source or fresh (wet) veggies?

    I don't want to "pile on" but your pets rely completely on you to be as knowledgeable as possible ~ do you check the greens before exposing them? check all the sources you can, the plants growing wild are known as "forages"

    sounds like your Dad is a natural ally for you, be careful not to alienate your Mom, she may just need a bit of education to see that Guinea Pigs aren't the usual "rodent", and in time she may gradually come around... that's what happened with MY Mum

    If they see you online researching here and at Guinealynx, and plenty of other sources, they will know you are serious about the best care possible, and maybe that will impress them to "give in" a bit more

    Find out in advance what the Vet visit will cost. Sadly, they are very expensive even just for a wellness exam. Baseline bloodwork gets recommended, typically doubling the amount. Devoting yourself to Guinea Pigs is an investment in both time & money, maybe your Dad would like to "co-care" with you?

    It was brave of you to post this accident here, you obviously love your guineas as you got them a bigger cage, I hope everything works out well for you

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    Re: Piggie's head got crushed under knee

    It's a lawn used without fertilizer but I call it a park, there are trees that provide lots of shade. They eat the grass but we are not out for long when they want to go back in they make sure I know! My mom is definitely warming up to them, she admitted she would not want them dying. I think she doesn't like rodents because she grew up with rats and mice in her house-- as vermin. My mom does feed then veggies sometimes though!

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    Re: Piggie's head got crushed under knee

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashmo View Post

    Seems that you and perhaps others have learned a lesson here, and it also sounds like you were able to educate your parents a bit. So in the end, this may end up being a positive thing. I'm sure you're aware that it could have easily gone the other way, so no need to berate you with that. Good luck to you and your pigs.
    All of it is true, especially about the crushed under knee part. However I don't want to say she got tapped on the head, because hats not what happened. I don't know, the accident had just happened and I was freaking out and very close to bursting into tears.

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    Re: Piggie's head got crushed under knee

    I'm pretty sure Piggie is ok! She woke me up at 3 am begging for veggies because she thought my sheets were plastic bags rustling. Then she wheeled for veggies again at 6 am when my dad was making something hat required going into a plastic bag. Something with bread lol

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