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  1. Lady_Magoo

    Rehoming Pigs - Ohio

    Admin - I tried to paste this in a previous post but for some reason I could not get it to upload to the old thread. I do apologize for the double post. My husband and I rescued some piggies from becoming snake food a while back. I had posted a thread prior to this one, but we had decided to...
  2. Lady_Magoo

    Rehoming Guinea Pigs in Southern Ohio

    We started rescuing guinea pigs about 2-3 months ago. The last month I have been breaking out in hives from the pigs, having sneezing attacks that last for hours. We thought it was the hay so dismissed it. Turns out it is actually the fur itself. Sadly, we officially need to find homes for...
  3. Lady_Magoo

    Hay Allergic to hay

    I haven't openly told Aaron yet, but was a kid he used to have asthma attacks. One sent him to ICU as a kid. He's had 2 asthma attack since August when his sinus cavities were reopened from oral surgery, and one was from my moms obsessive use of cigarettes and the other was essential oils I had...
  4. Lady_Magoo

    Hay Allergic to hay

    Recently, especially after our new additions, with the abundance of the Timothy hay we have to have with all of our piggies, Aaron and I realized we are allergic to it! Bummer! i have been trying to do some research on what would be a good replacement since they obviously have to have hay. I...
  5. Lady_Magoo

    Cage Beefy the Piggy

    Beefy our large male guinea pig, no joke, is the most SOCIAL piggy we have ever owned. He will sit on my lap for easily half an hour without pooping or peeing on me. He also puts his poop into a corner. He is only about a year old. He also climbs up on our shoulders and puts his head down...
  6. Lady_Magoo

    How Much? Rethinking our diet

    We lost a pig today due to gas and it was the beginning of a stomach flip. She had what our vet believed to be a cancerous tumor as well. Since we know diet can cause a stomach to gas up and flip, I'm really hesitant on our diet now. The vet said we did absolutely nothing wrong. We went through...
  7. Lady_Magoo

    Hard Breathing

    Sadly, we have to put her down. The vet said she's not a young pig, and that the mass she felt is believed to be cancer. On top of all of that, her stomach has begun to flip. We decided that the most humane thing possible and let her go. The stomach was okay, but the cancer, no.
  8. Lady_Magoo

    Hard Breathing

    Well, we are st MedVet. Vet believes a pup is stuck. She's gotten very dehydrated over night. 😢😫😭. Xrays now.
  9. Lady_Magoo

    Hard Breathing

    I appreciate the try! we brought her in knowing she was pregnant and up until tonight she has been doing so well! I am wondering if she's stressed because of the babies. She has her cage mate in there but she seems to find comfort with her in there. The babies also like her and seem to follow...
  10. Lady_Magoo

    Hard Breathing

    We don't have one close that is even open for emergency. We are in a rural area. She is still helping her babies. We changed her bedding hoping it helps. Stupid us used cedar bedding and as I was looking things up I realized this could contribute. I will be phoning the local vet in the early...
  11. Lady_Magoo

    Hard Breathing

    Do mother pigs breathe heavily after giving birth? We are on day 2, and we noticed she has been breathing a little heavier. She has been eating and drinking...But tonight she didn't touch her veggies. She also isn't as squirmy as her usual self, but she has recently started trusting me more...
  12. Lady_Magoo

    Behavior Elsa's Thread

    Momma doesn't mind Anna snuggled close while she is feeding the kids. She had to push her out from nursing earlier though. The babies look nothing like momma or each other, so I am actually quite curious as to what the father did look like. I am wondering if there are multiple fathers...
  13. Lady_Magoo

    Behavior Elsa's Thread

    Well, it's been 3 hours and momma had 2. Aaron left the house at 445. We have decided not to sex them for a few days. We want them to get settled. Aaron watched them with Anna, making sure momma was okay with her in there still. She is. It was a worry we had but thankfully it is all well.
  14. Lady_Magoo

    Behavior Elsa's Thread

    So far we have 2 babies!!!! Aaron checked in them around 2 and nothing. At 230, there was 2!!!! Hoping for one more little one judging by how fat she is! I will post some pictures later on today once I get home!
  15. Lady_Magoo

    Behavior Red and Oscar Housed Together

    The rumblestrutting has stopped a lot for us too the last few days. These are the first males I have ever had. Years ago I knew I wanted females for this reason, but since we rescued I thought we would have a go at this. I have a few territorial females, and the three wouldn't accept Bowie...
  16. Lady_Magoo

    Comment by 'Lady_Magoo' in media 'Temporary divided.open cage'

    I really like your cage! How did you make it?
  17. Lady_Magoo

    Behavior Elsa's Thread

    Still no little ones! Still making better progress with Elsa, and Anna for that matter. They are starting to trust us more. Elsa is allowing me to rub her nose and back to her ears, but no farther. She lets me do this for several minutes and you can tell it is therapeutic to her because her...
  18. Lady_Magoo

    Behavior Red and Oscar Housed Together

    I am sorry, I forgot to say they were males!
  19. Lady_Magoo

    Behavior Red and Oscar Housed Together

    Red is about 5 months old. Oscar is about 8 weeks old. There has been no fighting at all in the cage. Red has been rumble strutting for a week now around him. I hope that in the future we do not have to separate them as Oscar grows up. Other than the rumble strutting they seem to get...
  20. Lady_Magoo

    Behavior Elsa's Thread

    I feel like we are making some good headway with Elsa. She has started accepting food from my hand, and today I caught her being the ringleader to the "reets" when I came into their room around feeding time. These little things speak improvement to us. She is also no longer rushing away with...
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