My new piggies

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My new piggies

Post by Kerry Nelso » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Hi all,
 I just got a pair of pigs last friday, mother and daughter whom I called
Bubble and Squeak respectively.  I was assured by the pet store person that
they were both female (you know where this is going...) turns out Squeak is
SON of Bubble, and is VERY interested in his mom.  I am now looking for vets
in my area (capital district, NY) and for pig owners who might know about
neutering (i.e. cost, problems, benefits etc.).  Is it more complicated to
fix a female than a male as it is in dogs and cats?  Is it worth it to fix
one of them?  I have the option of returning squeak to the store and trading
him in for a female but I've grown quite attached to the little guy.  He is
still little, pet store said about a month, I don't know how old Bubble is,
I'm guessing less than a year.

So, can anyone help me out?

Thanks, Kerry

 
 
 

My new piggies

Post by Linda Mauriell » Sun, 05 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Be very careful neutering piggies.  You have to find a vet that has
experience with guinea piggies, find out how many they loose.  It is far too
common to hear of gps dying after be neutered.  My vet was honest and told
me they do not like to neuter and at $140 the cage was much cheaper.

It was just easier for me and safer for my boars to just get another cage or
put a partition in the existing cage.

Linda
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My new piggies

Post by Kerry Nelso » Tue, 07 Sep 1999 04:00:00


I've moved Squeak into another cage.  I feel so bad for them now that they
are separated :(  Squeak isn't nearly as squeaky as he used to be.  I've
decided to give them supervised play time together.  I'm also tempted to get
the other female from the pet store anyway for Bubble.  Any advice on
introducing another female to the cage of my existing female?  Good idea?
Bad idea?  I've read several Guinea pig books, so I know the procedure but
I'm hoping for first hand advice.

Thanks again
Kerry

 
 
 

My new piggies

Post by Shapeshift » Thu, 09 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>I've moved Squeak into another cage.  I feel so bad for them now that they
>are separated :(  Squeak isn't nearly as squeaky as he used to be.  I've
>decided to give them supervised play time together.  I'm also tempted to get
>the other female from the pet store anyway for Bubble.  Any advice on
>introducing another female to the cage of my existing female?  Good idea?
>Bad idea?  I've read several Guinea pig books, so I know the procedure but
>I'm hoping for first hand advice.

>Thanks again
>Kerry

Why are you separating Squeak from the female?  Did they fight?  Pigs
prefer to live together, but only one male per cage,.  Number of
females doesn't matter as long as there is room for all.
http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/jeffron
 
 
 

My new piggies

Post by Kerry Nelso » Thu, 09 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Is there a way to keep them together without her getting pregnant?
Thats what I'm worried about.  I haven't gotten the 3rd pig yet.  I probably
won't but she's really pretty.  I'm adicted!
Kerry
Quote:
>Why are you separating Squeak from the female?  Did they fight?  Pigs
>prefer to live together, but only one male per cage,.  Number of
>females doesn't matter as long as there is room for all.
>http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/jeffron