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What do baby piggie kicks feel like?

Mishkapop

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I was holding Ingris this evening with my hand sort of tucked under her abdomen as I cuddled her to me and felt something that made me freak- it was like something was -tapping- on my palm. I think I also heard some very faint pops, though that could have been my imagination...

The girls have been with us 48 hours. I accepted there's a chance of Crumbs being pregnant, (she'd littered 2 boars a few weeks ago and it was mentioned in passing that they had been seen mounting her *shakes fist*).... But honestly, I had hoped the other two would be clear. Ingris is a little chubster, she's all butt, but I thought she was just a heffer, accentuated by her fur...

Was I feeling little kicks, or maybe just gas? I've never felt anything like it before... I knew this was a risk when we adopted them, and I am taking them to vets on wednesday, but this is really weighing on my mind. I'm also going to start weighing them daily, though they're going to start gaining weight anyhoo since I'm feeding them a new, healthier diet, so I don't know if this will tell me anything...

Here's a picture, sorry it's not hugely clear. Thoughts please guys?

Ingris

I knew that pregnancy was a risk when I adopted them. But I will be so so sad if she is. I brought them home to put an end to that life for them.... :sad:
 

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From the pic, she does not look pregnant to me. At the point you feel kicking, a sow should be more clearly far along. This is not to say she isn't, but just that I think she would be much bigger before you are feeling babies. I'd be more likely to say gas.
 

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Oh goodness I hope so. I don't want these girls to go through that anymore. I am so insanely protective over them already....
 

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If she only has one pup, she may not be very pregnant looking. She could be carrying the pup in a way that isn't very noticeable. I wouldn't rule it out. I haven't had a pregnant sow but to my knowledge a kick feels irregular, unlike a heart beat. If you press your ear to her stomach, you may here chattering. Be careful handeling her, and if she was with boars it may be best to assume she's pregnant.

Although seeing as how she was with boars 2-3 weeks ago, you shouldn't feel kicks yet. And she wouldn't be showing.
 

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I don't know when she was last with boars. Sorry for the confusion, I brough three girls home, Ingris, Mad and Crumbs. Above is a picture of Ingris. It was Crumbs who had been with boars 3 weeks ago. Her baby boars, but boars who were interested in her none the less :S As far as Ingris goes, I just don't know. I feel so stupid. I should have asked. To be honest, I was pretty overwhelmed, my whole mindset was "She's been littered 3 times, get her out, get her out!" :(

And this did feel very irregular. It was a little burst of taps (it's the best way I can describe it), then a pause, then a couple more, then a pause, then another little burst. And it was right down on her belly. Definately not her heart.
 

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It sounds as though the babies were removed in time, right? Four weeks of age is when they are able to reproduce.

Madelineelaine, females with just one baby can be almost as huge as females with several babies. I believe that's why many single babies are born dead--they get too huge for the mother to give birth easily.
 

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With Philomena, and her fake pregnancy, a could feel a bubbly popping. It was like when you flick you palm gently. When I held her up to my ear, I could hear a ticking sound...like when you click your tongue. She had a big, bouncy stomach, and had gained about 140g. Not pregnant...just gassy.
 
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