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    Unhappy Craigslist pig blues

    Hi guys,

    I adopted a guinea pig from a seller on Craigslist yesterday and today he seems depressed (and rightfully so, poor thing). He will take veggies and I have seen him eat and drink, but then he returns to just laying around.

    What I know about him:
    • He's been passed around AT LEAST twice from different people on Craigslist
    • He's never been with another guinea pig
    • He must have been at least slightly neglected as his water bottle was green and his white bottom is yellow stained
    • He's roughly a year to two years old


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    He's currently in quarantine, but after that I'm hoping to introduce him to my 7 and a half year old boar in a much larger cage to ease his loneliness.
    Is there anyone that has had this problem before? Does anyone have any ideas of something that may help him get through his few weeks of solitude?
    Watching him breaks my heart

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    Re: Craigslist pig blues

    Meeting a friend and getting used to his good new home will probably help his mood the most, but I'd personally get him checked out by a cavy-savvy vet just in case they notice anything on a physical exam that could be causing him pain.

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    Re: Craigslist pig blues

    Ditto. I'd also get him a larger quarantine cage.

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    Re: Craigslist pig blues

    He seemed to cheer up a bit after he was given a good grooming and a haircut.
    I am also happy to report that the introduction went much smoother than anticipated and he is now happily living alongside another boar in a 3x3 cage

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    Re: Craigslist pig blues

    What a great head of hair! What's his name?

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    Re: Craigslist pig blues

    His name is Patches

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    Re: Craigslist pig blues

    Aww! How wonderful for your older guy to have such a good looking friend!

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