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underweight piggie

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by trombone_fairy, Apr 3, 2011.


  1. trombone_fairy

    trombone_fairy PetForums Newbie

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    Hi guys.

    My little piggie, Peppa, is really under weight. The vet says he is healthy and that he is just skinny! Nothing wrong with his teeth etc.

    Was wondering what I could feed him to fatten him up a little. Or should I just leave him as he is??

    Thanks
     
  2. CheekoAndCo

    CheekoAndCo PetForums VIP

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    Corn on the cob is nice and fattening for piggies.

    What do you feed him in a day?
     
  3. Amethyst

    Amethyst PetForums VIP

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    How old is he? Older guineas often loose weight as they age and it's difficult to pin point why sometimes ...

    If he is a younger guinea, then to lose weight without good reason is worrying. Is he getting lot's of fresh veggies, spring greens are good. Guineas as you probably know need Vit C every day, too low and weight loss as well as poor general condition, swollen joints, can result.
     
  4. Pets2luv.webs.com

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    Do you have an outdoor run on some grass? That would be an idea for him they love eating fresh grass and gives him some fresh air and sunshine if you have good weather. :rolleyes:
     
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