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    Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    My piggie just delivered not to long ago. One of the babies came out all white, she/he seems to have normal eyes, can't see about the teeth yet, but she/he seems to have very weak back legs and is having trouble walking. She also does not seem to be being taken care of by the mom.

    She had all 3 babies, cleaned off the first one for a very long time. Then I had to move one of them so she would get to the others. She then cleaned off the 2nd one a bit, but is not paying any attention to the 3rd one (the one mentioned above). The baby was just in the corner alone for a long time, I've been moving she/he near the mother more and she's finally staying over there on here own, but is still not being cleaned or anything like that.

    What should I do, if anything? Please help?

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    Give him some one on one time with the mom

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    Is that all right to do right away? She just gave birth no more than an hour ago

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    I would imagine he'll need it. The other 2 sound strong enough to be off for a bit.

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    Also, I was in the process of cleaning the cage when she started giving birth, so she was in the box I put them in along with my other mommy pig and her 3 babies. When it started to happen I quickly moved the others out. Should I put them all back in the cage now?

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    yes they can go back in the cage. The other 2 should be fine to be alone from mama for 15 minutes

    Your going to need to weigh him daily to make sure they are all gaining weight

    He will need one on one time with mama for 15 minutes around 3 times a day

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    can you post pictures? if your baby has lethal white syndrome, the sooner you find out the better. you need to make sure its eating and drinking. you may need to handfeed:
    http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html

    i have 4 pigs with LWS. i'm happy to help if you have any other questions. but first things first - it would be good to find out for sure what's going on.

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    @jamielk92 -what's happening? how is everything? how's the baby you thought might have LWS?

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    new update?

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by jacqueline View Post
    has lethal white syndrome.
    I have never heard of that. What is it? Is it because the baby is white and mom doesn't like it..

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    Here's some info about Lethal White Syndrome:
    http://www.guinealynx.info/eyes.html/


    You have to scroll down to almost the bottom of the page.

    Most pigs with LWS are deaf, blind, and have significant dental issues.

    also, there's a piggies with LWS named Fairy in the UK, and she has her own "newsleter/blog"
    fairymagic.me

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    Here's a link I found helpful about what LWS is a while ago: http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/...inea-pigs.html

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    I'm sorry for not updating! I wasn't getting the email notifications from the post so I didn't know anyone had replied! The baby seems perfectly normal and healthy. Nursing, eating hay, pellets, etc. In the beginning I actually saw a few times where he/she was having one on one time with the mom with no help from me. And also loves my other mommy pig and nurses with her sometimes as well It's funny how sometimes they switch moms! Oh and he/she began walking just fine later that night! And may I add, is a VERY happy, popcorny kinda piggie

    I'm not sure how to do the tag thing though! Is it just typing @jacqueline ? Guess we'll find out! And thank you for everyone's help and concerns!

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    @jamielk92 - so glad your baby is doing well!! How are her teeth? Can you post some pictures - we'd love to see her!

    Feel free to send me a Private message anytime, especially if you have any questions or needs about your piggy with LWS! I have my first vet well-check visit for the most recent 2 piggies with LWS i adopted - they're actually the sisters of the boys I started with - the litter had 4 piggies with LWS and now I have them all!

    keep doing what you're doing - watch their weight too!

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    Any pics??? We LOVE PIGtures!

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    I would love to see pigtures also.

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    @jacqueline to clarify I doubt she is actually lethal white as her eyes/teeth/everything else are normal! I was just a bit worried in the beginning! And I would love to share photos as I have 5 other adorable babies as well (6 total!), but I don't have any good pictures of Panda's (the one with the white one) babies yet since they are so squirmy! But I can post some photos of the other 3 (Daisy's) and a few of them all together! I'll try to take some individuals of the other 3 soon

    Can I post them directly onto this thread? Or should I upload them somewhere else? I haven't uploaded any piggie pictures yet!

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    Okay! I posted a bunch of photos in an album on my page for anyone that would like to look

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    They are adorable! And those are great pictures. I love the one of the black and white piggie, #16.

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    Re: Lethal? Weak baby (neglected?) Please help

    very sweet pictures. I'm so glad for you that your baby doesn't have LWS. i'm sure she'll thrive and get over her intial problems with you as her mom.

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