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by avons82
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bedding change?
Replies: 1
Views: 1454

bedding change?

Hi!

As my piggies only go to the loo in one corner of their sty I was wondering how often the clean bedding / straw should be removed completely and started a fresh?

Thanks!
by avons82
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stanleys poorley eye again! help!
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

thanks guys for all your advice - his eye is looking a lot better, but I'm keeping watch on it and will take a trip to the vets straight away if it starts to look worse again...

if I change the bedding (to help prevent this happening again) what would I use instead of straw?

Thanks!
by avons82
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stanleys poorley eye again! help!
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

stanleys poorley eye again! help!

Hi! In the last month there's been 3 occasions now where I've had to remove straw bits from stanleys eye. :cry: He's looked to have a sore eye and when I've looked he's had bit's of straw stuck in there which I've had to remove with tweezers. He had something in his eye two days ago, which I eventua...
by avons82
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worming advice...?
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

oh and what age is past weaning!??? sorry :oops:

is it to do with their poo?

mine have the same large patch so will prob need doing every 6 months then..

thanks wendy!
by avons82
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worming advice...?
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

worming advice...?

hellooooo! :D

just wondering at what age piggies can come off the worming injections and onto the liquid / tablets?

what other sort would you recommend?

I don'treally want to take mine to the vets if I can avoid it...

what decides how often pigs should be wormed?

thanks so much!

:)
by avons82
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stanley's poorley eye...
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

alls well!

I just put Stan into a "belly rub trance" and managed to fish out a big piece of straw out of his poorley eye! No doubt it'll be right as rain in no time now! Whoop!
Phew!

:D
by avons82
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stanley's poorley eye...
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

ahhh thanks! both his eyes have little moisture lines under them as if they've been streaming but his left eye is almost closed this morning :( will try to get a good look in it today, he was a bit wriggly yesterday.. Pam is fine, so obviously something Stan has just picked up, but if it;s both eyes...
by avons82
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stanley's poorley eye...
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

Stanley's poorley eye...

hi (again!!!) noticed today that little Stanley had a bit of a weepy eye and it was half closed.. bathed it with a little distilled salt water and I'm going to keep my eye on it, to see if it improves with me cleansing it.. but if anyone has any other advice, do let me know... :D thanks! ps oh and a...
by avons82
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: walking piggies... any advice / info / experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

walking piggies... any advice / info / experience?

hmmm was thinking of applying for a walking license, on the off chance I may want to walk my kunekune... (I probably won't end up doing it) but wondered if anyone had and advice? Do they wear a dog harness? Does anyone out there walk their pigs? Or is it just a silly novelty thing you see on the tel...
by avons82
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ivy..?
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

thanks Claire!

Thought it may have been a no no!

Will try keep them away from it!

:D
by avons82
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ivy..?
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

ivy..?

err Pam and Stan seem to have taken a liking to the ivy growing up the wall in the garden.. is this ok for them?

I thought it was only goats that could get away with munching on ivy??? :shock:

thanks! :lol:
by avons82
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dogs munching piggy poop!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

oh phew!

If it's not the tortoise eating the cat poo, it's the dogs eating pig poo!

Whatever next! :shock:

thanks! :D
by avons82
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dogs munching piggy poop!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

dogs munching piggy poop!!

Ralph and Bertie (my dogs) love eating Pam and Stan (my kunekune)s poo!

Is it ok for them? Of course I pick up as much as I can to deter them, but they keep finding hidden plops int he pig patch!

Apart from making their breath smell, is it bad for them???

thanks! :D
by avons82
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a couple of questions from a newbie owner
Replies: 4
Views: 2480

eeewww pork scratchings! :( And it's good to rub mud into their backs when it's hot as a sunscreen right? They don't seem to "wallow" much in the mud patch... Blimey they eat a lot of weeds though - the pig patch is nearly bare! hehe Oh I love it when they "laugh" - must try get a recording of it to...
by avons82
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best bedding...
Replies: 8
Views: 3706

reallyy?????

you mean the yellow (ish) bales of straw you get from the farmer???

you mean the stuff you put in ponds to get rid of the algea is just "normal straw"???

no way! :roll: