Bedding

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Bedding

Post by Tamm » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00



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>Tammy, do you reside in the U.S.??
>Tammy

Yes, why?

Tammy, Squeak, Boo and Choo

 
 
 

Bedding

Post by Tamm » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00


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>Our g.p. is also a big drinker (at least 2 oz a day ... but more like 3 on the

average),

My boar is a big drinker too.  Maybe we could get him into wateraholics
anonymous.  :-)  Seriously, if I don't feed him exactly on time, he starts
filling up on water, like his stomach can't take another minute of being
"empty".

Tammy

 
 
 

Bedding

Post by Iain Clemen » Tue, 24 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Pig People

I have noticed some recent correspondence regarding
bedding.  We have two pigs who split their time between a
box and tray arrangement when indoors, and a hutch and pen
when in the garden.

We use old newspapers covered with about a half inch of wood
shavings in their tray.  The bedding boxes are much the same
with a newspaper base with a couple of inches of Meadow hay.
Outdoors they bounce around on the grass, and have been
observed playing tig.

Both pigs however suffer from occasional mouth sores.  We
have tried varying their diet by removing foodstuffs from
the food bowl to see if the condition improves but with only
moderate results.

However, where they have stirred up the shavings, we've
found them eating the newspaper.  We were wondering if it's
perhaps the ink in the paper that is causing the reaction.

We have increased the amount of shavings in an attempt to
bury the newspaper, but any advice / suggestions would be
welcome.

 
 
 

Bedding

Post by Beverly Freric » Thu, 26 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Thanx for checking that out, I felt comfortable using Yest News and have
not seen whinks eat it.  My husband thought I was insane to tell the
post room but if anything would have hurt someones pet I would be
devistated.  My husband now bought that corn stuff, I dont like it & I
dont think Whinks is crazy over it.  I will be back to the pet store for
another trial with the Yest News bedding  product the store ordered for
me-If at first ....Try Try again
 
 
 

Bedding

Post by Beverly Freric » Thu, 26 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Someone has told me citrus can cause mouth sores, in case you are giving
them  any citrus you may want to cut that out of diet.  I am not sure if
newpaper can cause this but maybe trying a new bedding will help.  Hope
they get better :-)
 
 
 

Bedding

Post by Carol Chishol » Fri, 27 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Hi,

We use brown paper grocery bags instead of newspapers underneath the pine
shavings.  Yes, they do chew on them, but they don't seem to cause any
reactions.  We also just got a "chew house" from the pet store, it's a
curved piece of pine wood that they can hide under and chew on too.  Good
luck!!
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Quote:
> Pig People

> I have noticed some recent correspondence regarding
> bedding.  We have two pigs who split their time between a
> box and tray arrangement when indoors, and a hutch and pen
> when in the garden.

> We use old newspapers covered with about a half inch of wood
> shavings in their tray.  The bedding boxes are much the same
> with a newspaper base with a couple of inches of Meadow hay.
> Outdoors they bounce around on the grass, and have been
> observed playing tig.

> Both pigs however suffer from occasional mouth sores.  We
> have tried varying their diet by removing foodstuffs from
> the food bowl to see if the condition improves but with only
> moderate results.

> However, where they have stirred up the shavings, we've
> found them eating the newspaper.  We were wondering if it's
> perhaps the ink in the paper that is causing the reaction.

> We have increased the amount of shavings in an attempt to
> bury the newspaper, but any advice / suggestions would be
> welcome.