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General tips for bringing home piggy #2?

rachrachrach

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Cavy Slave
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yesterday i committed to bringing home a new little abyssinian piggy girl as a buddy for my peruvian boar. she's getting spayed next week & then she's mine. any tips or suggestions on how to make the transition as smooth as possible?

we had the two pigs meet (carefully!) & they seemed to get along very well. my boy was feisty, but not too feisty.... it was so cute. when we separated them they kept looking for each other.

also, i'm getting her through (broken link removed) in Florence, NJ (super close to Philly, PA!) & they have so many adorable piggies that need homes. If you live in the area you should definitely check them out!(broken link removed)
 
That's cute! I wish that I lived near there to go check out the store.
 
Oh yes they are a wonderful rescue. They helped my find a good cavy vet in my area when i moved to NY. I recommend them also.
 
I live in Northern Delaware do you know if that rescue is close, most of the rescues in my area don't rescue piggies, we have ferrets, cat, dogs, lizards and birds but only 1 piggy rescue I can find locally. I would love to get some info on a rescue close by. If they are close to Philly (I'm 45 mins from Philly airport) then I could drive up there sometime.
 
I think she asked [or he] about smooth transitions. LOL
off topic much?
:]

I don't know how you are suppose to do it, but I just separated mine by a grid for a few hours then let them run with each other.
No problems, but it may be their temperaments are okay together.
I think each piggy has their own and so, each one reacts differently.
Maybe someone else, who is more skilled with pigs and has a bunch, could help you.
I was just throwing out my two cents. haha
 
I do not recommended separating with a grid! This is a big mistake! I tried to do this once when introducing pigs and one of the pigs got her head stuck in the grid as she was trying to find a way to get to the other pig and could not get it out. I found her there squealing and afraid. I had to rush her to the vet because she was in severe shock from the experience and could not even stand up or move. If I had not gotten her to the vet in time she would have died. Please do not use a grid or something similar to separate pigs. It is dangerous.
 
Um... I used a grid that had NO way at all of a pig getting their head even through it!
Very small holes in it.
Perhaps I should have specified that :/
 
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