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New Piggy Questions. . .

Guinea_Gal

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Alrighty, so i am soooooo completely excited about adopting my three new girls THIS saturday! I just wanted to get answers to a few last questions before they come.

They are girls, so because they are easier to introduce than boars, two weeks of quarintine will be enough, right? I don't think i can wait much longer!

Can i, after quarintine, introduce them outside, it being spring and all? It is really beautiful outside, and i think they would really have
a much larger space and a much more unfamiliar territory than my living room.

Also, how much should i hold them? I read you shouldn't hold them a lot when they are getting used to everything new, but how much is alot?
Never, once a day, once a week?


I am just SOOOOO excited and am also a bit worried about how my piggies will accept them.




Oh, last thing, two of my piggies have FINALLY figured out how to go up and down the ramp! One still has to learn how to go down, but i am glad they're finally getting the hang of it. I was getting a bit worried.
 

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Put food on the ramp. Then they figure it out real quick.
 

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When you get your new piggies let them adjust to their new surroundings for about 2 days. Of course you can talk to them all you want and give them veggies by hand and a few treats. Then you can start giving them lap time for short periods of time twice a day for a few days and increasing the length over time. Its important they adjust to their new cage first before you bombard them with exercise time outside the cage. Once they adjust to thier new cage, approx. 1 - 2 weeks I would then let them roam freely.
 

Ly&Pigs

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3 weeks quarantine. That is a must as cavies are extremely good at hiding illnesses. And just because they are sows it doesn't mean they are easier to introduce than boars. Introductions depend on the personalities of the pigs not their sex.
 

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I can't let my piggies run free, Pennick, because of the other animals i have, cat - dogs. Besides, don't your piggies just use your house as a litter box! I know mine would!
 

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I think he ment floor time. I have cats and my pigs still get floor time.
 

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oh, okay. I will definitly be giving my piggies a lot more floor time since their are going to be 6. Do you think i should introduce them outside? Would it be okay?
 
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