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Recent content by slynndowney

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    Pregnancy Behavior of a pregnant pig

    Everyone seems to have ignored the fact that I am not entirely comfortable with the issue either, as I did not grow up in a "take care of your own" lifestyle, and I began this thread with the utmost concern for my guinea pig. But I guess when one facet of your lifestyle is not generally...
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    Pregnancy Behavior of a pregnant pig

    Yes, the cage is baby proof. Well, can be, I have coroplast and cardboard that can be put up when we are ready! Let me explain more on this vet topic.. I wanted to take her to a vet when I thought she was pregnant. My husband did not see the need because why do we need a vet to say yay or nay...
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    Pregnancy Behavior of a pregnant pig

    That sounds EXACTLY like my Maple!! We didn't get a friend for her yet since we were wondering if she is pregnant, but she has been very snippy with me these past few weeks. I keep calling her a butthead :P and I hope that changes after the babies are born because she was such a sweet pig before lol
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    Hello!

    labgirl5 Okay, I'll replace the fruit with a carrot then. She does like carrots. As for the vet, it's a work in progress.. And I know you are only trying to help. He grew up on a farm so he's not just being ignorant. He sees the cost/benefits differently than we do. :)
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    Pregnancy Behavior of a pregnant pig

    pinky that's the one issue i haven't been able to budge my husband on. he grew up on a farm and is a hunter. He has a pellet gun on hand should something go wrong.. he can't see the point in paying a couple hundred dollars for a pet that cost $35... i disagree with him, but see his side of it...
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    General This is my new pig Bruce!

    He is BEAUTIFUL!! hope he warms up to your home soon :)
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    Pregnancy Behavior of a pregnant pig

    That is such a huge relief to hear Princess_Piggie that my intuition was spot on! And yes I literally run down the stairs every morning like it's Christmas hoping there will be little babies :) I have only had her out twice in the past week for floor time (once to put in her fleece), but I will...
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    Pregnancy Behavior of a pregnant pig

    Hi all! I bought Maple six weeks ago from a pet store (poor research and planning on my part!) and the worker warned us that she may be pregnant (all the pigs were kept in one tank, two females/four males). I really wanted a female and not knowing the dangers of guinea pig pregnancy, my husband...
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    Hello!

    Great! Thanks Starthecavy123
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    Hello!

    Thanks Rywen :)
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    Fleece Do I have to wash the u-haul pad in HOT water first?

    Sounds good spy9doc! I used warm water and the hot dry cycle and they came out great! I'm glad to know they will shrink with further washings because my uhaul pads are definitely still too long!
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    Hello!

    Ok good to know! I've been good about refilling her dish (I only coat the bottom with pellets at a time to keep track of serving size) but have tried not to let her eat too much in case she isn't pregnant!
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    Hello!

    And it is very difficult to tell from the pictures, but it is obvious to me that her stomach is larger and she definitely has increased in size there. When she lays down, you can sort of see in the tube picture, but her sides relax and she gets VERY wide. This is when you can tell the most that...
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    Hello!

    Oh yes, she is eating well labgirl5! I give her about 1/8 cup of pellets/day. I use a measuring cup to keep track because she would definitely eat more if I let her! I have oxbow adult piggie food. She gets timothy hay daily and I mix in a little bit of alfalfa since I think she is pregnant. She...
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    Hello!

    pigger123 thanks, she is definitely a cutie :) I have had her for five weeks now. That is the one question I did not ask the pet store - how old she was. I can tell she is young, but she really hasn't grown much in terms of length. it's definitely all been in her middle. she also had some...
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