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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-13-2008, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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I've had Pongo now for 6 days. He's still very shy but so far he has eaten a carrot from my hand and cuddled with me a lot. I was lucky enough to witness him popcorn yetserday. I feel so bad for him- separated from his family (who there were a lot of). It just reminds me of how sad kittens/puppies get after you bring them home. I've been giving him a variety of different vegetables each day and he already has his favorites. He's just so small and cute. <3
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-13-2008, 12:06 PM
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Welcome to PAWTALK!!!
He is so gorgeous!
Could you not get him a buddy?
Because while he is still young he would bond quickly with another buddy!!

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He is really cute.


I agree,get him a buddy.Same sex of course!
I have a lone piggy.He had a buddy tho (R.I.P) and they were so cute together.As for being shy,he will come around.My current boy was very timid and shy when I first got him,but he is now very outgoing and cuddly!


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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-14-2008, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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I wish I could get him a buddy. Sadly I can't. His cage is only big enough for him and I can't afford to get him a bigger one for him and a friend. After february I can spend all I want, but for right now my mom is making me save almost everything (save the costs of everyday stuff.) I have been keeping my eye on kijiji incase a good bargain comes along, but if it doesn't, I will have to wait until february. Would that be fine though? Or would he be too old then to introduce a friend?
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I think it really depends on the piggy's personality!
But most peoples piggys Esp. males dont accept other males when they get older.
But you could also try a female but get her or him spayed?
Or rescue a spayed female?
Im sure someone else will come along with better advice!

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It is possible he still may accept another piggy.




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A spayed female might be the best bet. We will see. I will definitely let you guys know how it goes when the time comes.
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That's untrue about males. They're very easy to introduce -- it's all a matter of personality. Usually when male pigs "don't get along" or "don't like other males" it's because introductions are done improperly or they're in tiny pet store cages.

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eee! He purred for the first time today. I was just petting him and he started purring- so cute. <3
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eee! He purred for the first time today. I was just petting him and he started purring- so cute. <3
Isn't that the cutest sound?
Stuart (R.I.P) always would "pur" when I had him in my laps and stroked his ears and head.




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That's untrue about males. They're very easy to introduce -- it's all a matter of personality. Usually when male pigs "don't get along" or "don't like other males" it's because introductions are done improperly or they're in tiny pet store cages.
I was saying that its half and half just so she new.. and im only going by what other breeders and whatnot has told me .
Good luck anyways huni x

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He is such a funny guy. He popcorns so much, it is crazy. it took him a little while to figure out how to use a water bottle, instead of a water dish. Instead of licking the ball, he would bite it, xD. He's just so cute. I'm really glad I got him.
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Has he gotten bigger?


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Not that I have noticed... but he has discovered how to chew. He chews his bars sometimes, he chews his house- which is fine. It doesn't bother me at all. But he has started nibbling me- no big deal, until yesterday when he bit down, left teeth marks and broke the skin. I had only had him out for a few minutes, and he had just settled down on my blanket. I was letting him go where he wanted, but he chose not to hide. He had seemed completely relaxed- he wasn't doing anything and then out of nowhere he bit. Is this a phase gp's go through? Or does Pongo just like to chew?

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-24-2009, 12:28 PM
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Everything you described -besides the biting, my guinea pig licks : P she's crazy, haha- sounds exactly like my piggie!
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