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    My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    So, this is completely strange for me. My mother called and said R/R. The step kids have a single boy piggy they can't keep anymore. I'm bringing him to you, just as soon as I get someone to come with. ( my Mother is scared of the piggies *they're rodents you know* so her friend helped her get him over. I still have the Midwest cage from Bobo originally. I set it all up with fleece, a pigloo, hay basket, toys, nice food dish, a comfy pillow.
    Piggy arrives in my moms purse (snicker, snicker) she likes to look at them, but will not touch.

    Anyways, from all of my reading here, I have a under 1 year piggy (provided my previous fam) it's a boy, I felt him up, poor little man. Nose is clean, breathing is quiet and calm, eyes are bright and clean, ears are soft and clean. His fur is clean, it's milk chocolate colored and I do believe he is an Aby. He's going to need a nail trim, but I want to give him a few days, he's very shy. His feet look good too. He is a big piggy, I think he may be bigger than my George. ( I saw solid poops too!)

    What I know of his previous life, kids got him last summer, and they dont want him anymore. Single piggy living in a dog crate. He had pellets to eat and that was it. It was loud there, lots of barking dogs.

    So now our new life for the next 3? Weeks. He lives on the opposite side of our great room. We care for the original 2 first, the wash up and care for him. Today he has oxbow pellets, with a few of his old pellets mixed in. A big hay basket with oxbow timothy hay, which has completely baffled him, but I think he's tried some. I gave him his nightly Salad with 4 leaves and 2 tiny slivers of green pepper and he went nuts! He has water too of course.

    We were told his name is Templeton. I was originally leaning towards Norman, or Cocobolo (one of my favorite dark brown woods for woodworking) But I'm thinking I like Templeton.

    Questions: how long quarantine!
    I will start weighing him soon, just want to give him a few days to regroup and start feeling secure.
    What about the Benebac I've been giving to Bo, it says for times of stress, should I give him a small dose for a few days/weeks?

    Now on a sad note, they said they were willing to trade him for groceries. I hate this economy, I cried, and sent my momma to feed that family!!!!

    I'm going to post a quick couple pics of Templeton from my phone..

    K, advice please, be kind, I'm still crying over a hungry young family

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    so sorry for the family, But I am glad you could take the piggie in.
    I hope I dont sound rude but they are struggling and have dogs, and get a piggie?

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    Here is a pic of some.snuggletime and home diving into his new salad.bowl

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    Note, he has lovely caramel eyes. 2nd pic, he's really not as skinny as he looks, he's quite plump/solid.

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    Emmebean, I don't know what to say. I was all into your post and Googling 'Benebac' until I hit, "Now on a sad note . . . . . "

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    I don't think it was so bad when they got the piggy. They live in a very depressed area, and there were lots of legal bills this last year, it can go from just fine to how are we going to eat so quickly! ( my hubs shattered his leg last year, had 2 surgeries and 10 months recovery without a paycheck! I know firsthand how things can change. I have a feeling I will be sending groceries over for awhile anonymously.

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    But he's adorable, right!:

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    He is a cutie

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    d'aww he's a cutie! Glad you could take him in a give him a great home!

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    I told the girls we were going to take it easy and not stress Templeton the next couple of days. I just went to check on him and hes cuddled up sleeping with my 9 year old, otherwise know as Snow White. He didn't look stressed, he looked happy!

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    So cute! One less homeless piggie! Also,bless you for giving that poor family some help!

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    Awww he's very cute and very fortunate that he had you to take him in!

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    He is very cute, congrats on taking him in!

    Since he has not had veggies before, start slow and in small quantities. If his poop starts to get soft/mushy just cut back on the veggies a little and gradually increase them.

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Emmebean View Post
    I told the girls we were going to take it easy and not stress Templeton the next couple of days. I just went to check on him and hes cuddled up sleeping with my 9 year old, otherwise know as Snow White. He didn't look stressed, he looked happy!
    I love to read things like this that make me smile! I'm sure Templeton is thanking you . . . . in his own little piggy way!

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    He is so handsome! I'm glad he found a good home with you and you are able to help out his past family.

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    Addorable piggy! Just as a warning, Abby's have HUGE personlities.
    He is gorgeous, I am so glad he has a good home after all of that.

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    HE is so cute. I read it fast but, you may want to get him a buddy!!!!

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by piggiepigpigs75 View Post
    HE is so cute. I read it fast but, you may want to get him a buddy!!!!
    Right now I have 3 boys in 3 cages, 1 cage would be so nice! Once quarantine is up I'm so hoping he and George will get. Along! Also Bobo still has solid poops today, I may have 3 piggies in 1 cage soon, woohoo. Will have to get hubby busy making Georgies 2x5 much bigger. Then fleece shopping for bigger fleece, ooh then accessory shopping to match the new fleeces...wow I'm gonna have so much fun!



    So quick update, he's checking out his hay, he devoured his 4 salad leafs, 2 cilantro leaves and 2 green pepper slivers and poops still look good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmebean View Post
    Right now I have 3 boys in 3 cages, 1 cage would be so nice! Once quarantine is up I'm so hoping he and George will get. Along! Also Bobo still has solid poops today, I may have 3 piggies in 1 cage soon, woohoo. Will have to get hubby busy making Georgies 2x5 much bigger. Then fleece shopping for bigger fleece, ooh then accessory shopping to match the new fleeces...wow I'm gonna have so much fun!

    awesome. I have two boars at homea and i will soon be getting another.

    So quick update, he's checking out his hay, he devoured his 4 salad leafs, 2 cilantro leaves and 2 green pepper slivers and poops still look good!

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    Re: My Mother brought me a piggy tonight

    Im glad it was a win win situation, you got templeton in a loving home but also was able to help others in a time in need. I can only think of how the family who let templeton go. I know it would be hard for me to ask for help.

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