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    Conditions (may be in the wrong area??) Found abandoned pig - now what?

    We have been calling her Filbert. The natural area she was in has a lot of hazel nut (filbert) trees.
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    Conditions (may be in the wrong area??) Found abandoned pig - now what?

    Someone abandoned a fairly young (tiny nails/feet, small stature & small poos) female in the natural area next to my church. We had been seeing what we thought was a rabbit in the distance for a couple weeks, but she became brave and came out to the church garden Saturday so we were able to...
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    Lump Whats this on Bubbles Tummy?

    all of my boys have that. I was told it's an umbilical stump (like a belly button) and is harmless. Let us know if you find out differently.
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    Genitals Impacted boars with raw genitals (Warning graphic)

    So didn't have time to update yesterday, both boys are "slightly over weight" weighing in at roughly 4.5 pounds (she also told me the grams but I don't remember what that was) both show signs of "barbering", "poor skin condition" and "poor coat quality" which she attributed to the bedding and...
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    Genitals Impacted boars with raw genitals (Warning graphic)

    Good news! They are trying new veggies and eating hay! They aren't as enthusiastic as the other pigs but they are trying it out. Their poos are starting to develop a more normal color, and we have seen a handful of popcorns and laps! We get to go in on Thursday unless they are worse, but I think...
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    Genitals Impacted boars with raw genitals (Warning graphic)

    boyswere dropped off around 2 today, they look much better today than they did a few days ago.
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    Genitals Impacted boars with raw genitals (Warning graphic)

    They are in a corn cob?? bedding I'm going to put them on fleece in a C&C and will keep an extra eye to make sure they are staying very dry.
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    Genitals Impacted boars with raw genitals (Warning graphic)

    I think we can do this, since the hubs is on board and the kiddos are really good about taking care of ours (Hubs and I only have to do the bedding change, the kids take turns sweeping poos and feeding them - eve fight over whose turn it is! I think I got lucky!!) I don't think adding two more...
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    Genitals Impacted boars with raw genitals (Warning graphic)

    I am having two boars dropped off tomorrow, they were my sister-in-law's but she abandoned them when she moved out and my brother-in-law doesn't know how to take care of them so he is bringing them here until he can find a proper home for them. When I saw them yesterday they were both very...
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    Feet Some weird feet issues on the piggies....

    Oh no not a spur. this is just like peeling skin (kind of like what we get if we don't get pedicures often enough haha!) but I never noticed his feet having dry skin.
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    Feet Some weird feet issues on the piggies....

    So today was weigh and clip nails day. Popeye was great 2 pounds and 9" long. Nails are just a little brittle which I understand can be normal for a senior piggy. Is there anything to be done to help this issue or is it just one of those things that happens as they age? Brutus is 3 pounds and...
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    Injury Cut lip

    Will do. Guess it's a few extra snuggles and a little more spoiling, and here I was all panicked and ready to call the hubs to come home for the E-vet if needed. I assume I should avoid feeding peppers for now and other acidic foods?
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    Injury Cut lip

    no shelf but he does like to climb on the pigloo.
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    Injury Cut lip

    Came home from lunch to find a spot of blood in brutus' cage. On closer inspection I found he split his lip. It's no longer bleeding and he is grooming, eating and drinking fine, does not seem to be in pain. Since he is housed alone I have no idea how he cut himself. My best guess is he was...
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    Conditions Bind piggy???????

    So no one has called. We are beginning to think you guys are right. That they don't plan too. Which makes me sad for this little piggy! The Hubs has named him samson so I guess we are keeping him. I told him he can't rescue any more animals - 3 pigs and a bird is enough (in the past he's brought...
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    Conditions Bind piggy???????

    Thanks for the info and the crossed fingers!
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    Conditions Bind piggy???????

    Well that makes me sad. I guess I will call the vet in the morning, just in case, and get him in to be checked out. He does not seem to have dental issues, but I really wouldn't know what I am looking for. I really do hope he wasn't abandoned and his owner just forgot the carrier somehow. Seems...
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    Conditions Bind piggy???????

    Sorry if I posted this in the wrong space, I'm not really sure where else to put it.... The hubs works at a pizza restaurant in a shopping center, Thursday night near closing one of his drivers found a small animal carrier by the bike rack (the cloth kind with a small cage inside) with what he...
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    Sick Can a guinea pig catch a cold?

    Thanks for the advice, I'm pretty sure it's not bacterial but will wear a mask or have hubs or the kids do the work until I'm 100% again.
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    Sick Can a guinea pig catch a cold?

    So today as I was cleaning the pigdom my sister-in-law dropped by and gave me a huge lecture about cleaning the cage with a chest cold (we have developed summer weather practically overnight going up 30 degrees in 2 days!, that mixed with time spent in a kindergarten class has me congested and...
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