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CuteButShyPig

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My pig Georgie has never liked hay, I mean never. And she is 5 years old. I still buy it and she won't even touch it so I use it for craft Ideas for my moms garden. What should I do about her not liking it?
 

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Wow, I've never heard of a cavy that didn't like hay! You use timothy right? Even if my pig doesn't eat her hay for a bit, she still plays in it! I guess that if she doesn't like it, there isn't really much you can do, but you should still buy it and put it in her cage just in case, seeing as hay is (or should be) a big part of a pig's life. Good luck!
 

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Yeah I buy timothy hay, and I've tried every kinda of it. And I've left it in her cage for 3 days 4 tops and none of it touched. And I would know because I have it in a hayrack and nothing was on the shavings.
 

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Hm, that's weird. Well, maybe you should try putting a clump of it on the floor of her cage. She might be more tempted to eat it, or at least play in it and toss it around.
 

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Yeah I've tried that too, haha. She is one strange pig.
 

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Haha yeah! But that's okay. I guess just make sure (although I'm sure you do) that she gets her nutrients in other ways, like veggies. Good luck!
 

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Haha thanks yeah I'm good about it.
 

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She will need her teeth to be filed down, because hay is vital for their teeth. Go to the vets and see what they can do. My pigs didn't hav ehay for 3 days and Ruby's teeth still needed to be slightly trimmed.
 

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I check her teeth weekly, shes a big chewer and chews on her hidey house so they are normal size.
 

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And also we buy pellets with hay made in it. And she seems to eat that. I don't get why she eats that and not regular hay. Maybe it's because its got different tastes in it I dont know.
 

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You can check her molars (I think that's what they are called)? They are way back in the mouth and small, I believe. My vet had to shove his finger in her mouth to check them. you can't just look at them. Guinea pigs have a lot of teeth, many of them in the back of their mouths.

....What kind of pellets have hay in them? And it dosen't do the same as hay does.
 

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I know it doesn't do the same, I forget what they are called I am not at my mom's at the moment. And I also have broughten my GP to the vet and they checked her and said she was fine. I bring her ever couple of months for a checkup because of the lack of hay. The vet said that she can't find out why she doesn't like hay, but she doesn't.
 

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Okay, just checking. :)
 

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Yep, but thanks for you consern. Tomorrow I am going to check her teeth anyways just to make sure my vet is really that good.
 

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If I were you, wash your hands really good before you stick your fingers in her mouth.. And be careful... Don't go too far back and if she gets really mad, pull away.

I've never done it before, but I should probably try it to see if any of my pigs will have to go to the vet for teeth trimming. We got hay right after I went to the vet so my mom told me not to make an appointment for Ruby's teeth to be trimmed, since they were barely needing trimming anyways and it was going to cost $20-$50 anyways.
 

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Ok will do, I've had her for 5 years and she trusts me pretty well (she's even a belly pig! lucky me!) but just incase I'll keep an eye out for any signs of distress.
 

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Ruby just basically was like "What the heck are you doing?" when the vet stuck his hand in her mouth.. She was pretty calm about it, it was sorta funny because you could hear her tongue slapping against the roof of her mouth, and then he took his fingers out she was chapping her lips together... Very funny... I thought she'd be a nuisance and try to hop around everywhere at the vets.. But she just peed and pooped.... *_*
 

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Haha, that's funny stuff. Georgie is a big fatty, she most likely will just be like "whatever" when I do it. And her eyes will get huge, because for some reason when she scared she opens her eyes really really wide.
 

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I bet you if you got her some of KM's blue orchard grass (bluegrass) she would probably eat that. There aren't many pigs who don't think of that hay as "piggie crack".
 

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haha, sounds interesting! I've never heard of it, I'll look for it in local feed stores, if I can't find it there then I'll order it from online. Thanks a bunch. Hopefuly Georgie will eat it.
 
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