- Nov 29, 2011
- Nov 29, 2011
This is Rodney. He is maybe 2.5 months at most. I rescued him today after seeing a 'free' ad on craigslist and snatched him up and made sure he didn't end up as a snake's dinner.
He was literally living in a dog crate with pine shavings and no water bottle, and his food was the equivalent of fruit loops. It's 'Wild Harvest' by Walmart. :/ No veggies were offered and there was clearly no real care going on. They thought Rodney was a girl, too.
Well, anyway...as you can tell, Rodney was a present to a 6 year old. And luckily, I got down there ASAP. He's pretty healthy on first sight, but underweight due to poor diet. Hopefully the Wild Harvest crap hasn't spoiled him for plain pellets. All I could grab was some Oxbow at the last minute. And OUCH! It's gone up to $15 for a 5lb bag here...yikes.
Rodney clearly thinks he is in heaven here. He bonded to me instantly and loves when I sit by his cage. I might have to add height to the cage, just in case! He looks out of it like "OH GOD! There's a world outside of a cage!".
I am so overjoyed that I saved him from being a snake's dinner. I'm sure Gigabyte would be proud. I plan on getting him to the vet next week when they open. I can't wait to see my vet's face when he sees that I got another pig. She's gonna go "Here we go again!".
So, since I don't know his age - does anyone think I should be feeding alfalfa right now? He's a little underweight. I heard you can get something called 'sweet feed' at a feed store to make them gain a bit of weight. Otherwise, he isn't wheeking but he is clear of any discharge, cough, sores, and any signs of distress.
Maybe he's just over excited!
Anyone got ideas to offer veggies to Rodney? It's obvious that he's never been given them. :/