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    not eating veggies

    My pigs are with my grandma as I try to find them homes and she and my mom noticed that one of them has stopped eating his veggies for 3 days. He still eats pellets and drinks his water.

    While they're at my grandma's, they are in pet store cages because the c & c cages won't fit in the car. My mom said my grandma isn't cleaning the cages as much as she should so they're sitting around in their pee. They're also getting fat, even though she's feeding them the same amount and kinds of food I did.

    My mom also mentioned that she gave them baths 2 days before and she thinks they got dry enough before she put them back in their cages.

    I think it's stress because I'm not sure what else it could be.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: not eating veggies

    Well first off, Can you not keep your pigs with you until you find them homes?

    It sounds like they are miserable and scared.

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    Re: not eating veggies

    Not eating veggies to me sounds like the pig is depressed. Veggies are the excitement of the day for my pigs.

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    Re: not eating veggies

    Can you dismantle the C&C cages and rebuild them at your grandmothers? Of course they are sitting in their pee as petstore cages are too small. I would be like you having an entire house to live in then suddenly one day your parents lock you in the bathroom to live. He's probably depressed because he's in an unfamiliar place in a too small cage.

    How many pigs and how many petstore cages are we talking about here?

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    Re: not eating veggies

    My mom said he's back to eating normally again. I agree with you all that he probably is depressed. I'm trying my best to find a home for them. I don't drive or have a car so the only way to get their cages would be for my grandma to drive up here. They won't fit in her car and I would have to go there to assemble them myself as it was difficult for even me to set them up the way they are.

    I'm going to her area on the 31st. I will try to stuff the cages in my dad's car then.

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