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Guinea babies

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Michelle321, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Michelle321

    Michelle321 PetForums Newbie

    Aug 19, 2018
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    Last week we got a mum and two baby piggies from PaH and one baby is much smaller. Is this normal? She is feeding very well and is loving her kale and nibbles. Im just worried because size is so different . Thanks in advance!
  2. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

    Mar 28, 2008
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    If she seems to be active & eating well & thriving, she should be ok & will probably catch up. If you're concerned at all just pop her along to the vets. Good luck with them :)
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  3. simplysardonic

    simplysardonic Moderator
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    Sep 1, 2009
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    The 3 piggies I took on were orphaned at about 3 days old & one (Susan) was a very skinny runt who I thought wouldn't make it but she was a little fighter & is now the same size as her sister (though they are both on the small side as they were an 'accidental' litter from missexed siblings).

    I didn't really do anything different to the others, I weighed them morning & evening for the first week & offered unlimited hay, pellets, tasy forage, veg & fresh water in both a bowl & bottle.

    One thing I would do is avoid using a bowl with too high a lip, just so the smaller one isn't at a disadvantage from getting to the food, I used cake plates :)
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  4. BassetSittingT

    BassetSittingT PetForums Newbie

    Sep 14, 2018
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    I have two piggies that came from the same mummy piggie and they are completely different in size, one is much smaller than the other and always has been since we got them three years ago! like the others have said if the pig seems fine in its self and is eating etc no need to worry :)
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