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  1. Cogni

    General Romaine lettuce

    According to the veggie chart posted, romaine lettuce doesn't have significantly more calcium than any other lettuce. I don't hesitate to feed romaine lettuce, as part of a wide range of different veggies. It's their favorite lettuce because it is crunchy. Well, they would like to eat crunchy...
  2. Cogni

    Pigsitting looking for piggie sitter (for $$) Houston TX Dec 15-Jan 6

    I am leaving town Dec 15 and need a sitter for my two boys Badger and Snowy until Jan 6. This is the first time my ads at my university have not drawn students interested in sitting for them, either at my place or theirs, possibly because it is so long, a bit more than 3 weeks. I have one...
  3. Cogni

    Pigsitting need piggie sitter (for $$) in or near Boulder Colorado July 6-28

    I meant that I was going to offer $70+veg for the whole 3 weeks. Maybe $30 a week would be more appropriate.
  4. Cogni

    Pigsitting need piggie sitter (for $$) in or near Boulder Colorado July 6-28

    But $30/day for 22 days is $660!! I will put a message on our neighborhood email list this week. Last year I did it and got many people offering their children as caretakers (or maybe the children offered, but it doesn't make any difference). But who knows there may be an experienced piggie...
  5. Cogni

    Pigsitting need piggie sitter (for $$) in or near Boulder Colorado July 6-28

    Oh no, even with veggies? :( I guess I will have to scrape the barrel and find more...
  6. Cogni

    Pigsitting need piggie sitter (for $$) in or near Boulder Colorado July 6-28

    I don't know that there is a going rate. Last year I paid $50+veggies to a lady in Boulder for 3 weeks, for one pig. This year I was going to offer $70+veg for two pigs. Life is expensive just at the moment so I don't have a lot to spare, or I would pay more to have my darlings well looked after.
  7. Cogni

    Pigsitting need piggie sitter (for $$) in or near Boulder Colorado July 6-28

    Success! Thanks bpatters! and thanks for piggie-sitting Badger in TX for all those months when I was on sabbatical!!
  8. Cogni

    Pigsitting need piggie sitter (for $$) in or near Boulder Colorado July 6-28

    Oh yes please!! I have been trying to either log in or register on Guinea Lynx for about 15 minutes. I thought my username was Cogni there too. I've tried every permutation I can think of that name and my own name and all my usual passwords and my two usual emails, on gmail and on my university...
  9. Cogni

    Pigsitting need piggie sitter (for $$) in or near Boulder Colorado July 6-28

    No only here. I once joined that site but it was years ago, don't remember the user name and password. I have consulted that site for various things in the past, but only posted once I think, when my Tufty was ill. i'll try it.
  10. Cogni

    Pigsitting need piggie sitter (for $$) in or near Boulder Colorado July 6-28

    I worried about boarding them for exactly that reason - I have heard of pigs being put in tiny cages. Such a shame that a place specializing in guinea pigs would do that, though.
  11. Cogni

    Pigsitting need piggie sitter (for $$) in or near Boulder Colorado July 6-28

    I am looking for a piggie-sitter for my two boys Badger and Snowy while I am out of the country for 3 weeks July 6-28. We are in Boulder Colorado near the University. Badger is a large gentle Abyssinian, 6 1/2 years old, a bit of a momma's boy. I've had him since he was 9 months old. Snowy is...
  12. Cogni

    Conditions Can't eat hay or hard stems

    Latest update on Badger: I took him to the big Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins, CO last month. Badger was thoroughly checked over by a specialist in the exotics department who I was told specialized in cavies and rabbits. He gave Badger a full exam in my presence and with 3...
  13. Cogni

    Conditions Can't eat hay or hard stems

    Update on Badger: I could not get him in for an appointment with another specialist before I have to go out of town (early tomorrow). But he is eating a lot more and gaining weight steadily - he is up to a bit over 1200 grams (still down about 280g from his pre-illness weight, but up over 100g...
  14. Cogni

    Is this OK for a tunnel?

    It looks great! The only thing I wondered about was the spray adhesive - who knows what's in that. I think I would have used a non-toxic kid's glue like Elmer's glue. But I think the shape and the size, and the fleece you added, make it a perfect little tunnel.
  15. Cogni

    Conditions Can't eat hay or hard stems

    Thanks, great advice Billie, as always! I will research a new vet tonight. If we have to drive to Denver, we'll do it (she said without consulting her driver. But he loves Badger too so he will!) He perked up a lot at the last feeding. He was eating the crunchier lettuces (romaine hearts and...
  16. Cogni

    Conditions Can't eat hay or hard stems

    I agree that it has to be something with his teeth. I am in Boulder CO and went to the Arapahoe Animal Hospital. A piggie site recommended a Dr. Hayes there, but I got the other exotics vet, Dr. Smith, in the same clinic, and he was the one that said wait on the x-ray. I asked to see Dr. Hayes...
  17. Cogni

    Conditions Can't eat hay or hard stems

    I am very puzzled as to the condition that my Badger has. He started having trouble eating last week - stopped eating lettuce, even his favorite parsley, and his hay. After 2 days of trying to feed him everything I could think of in addition to his normal veggies (fresh grass, wheat grass, Oxbow...
  18. Cogni

    Conditions My darling Tufty is so sick, don't know what to do!

    Today is my last day with my baby Tufty. My husband and the vet have convinced me that operations do not make sense at this point. No one knows how long he could live if we just keep treating him intensively with ABs; he is a tough little one. He is perky today, eating, pooping, not very active...
  19. Cogni

    Conditions My darling Tufty is so sick, don't know what to do!

    Thank you all so much for your words, it means a lot to me that somebody understands this. I feel I have to hide my grief from the people around me except my husband. They would not understand. We picked him up from the vet's this morning. They told me more about the test results which their...
  20. Cogni

    Conditions My darling Tufty is so sick, don't know what to do!

    I haven't posted on here in a while. I just got a medical report on my poor little Tufty's CAT scan and I am so distraught. Background: Tufty, my abyssinian mix, got a URI in late July and I have been treating him for it ever since--we just finished the third round of antibiotics taken by...
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