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First ever GP bath!!

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MillyMoo1113 Sat 25-Jul-15 17:26:39

Am proud of me and dd for finally getting up the courage to bath one of them! Only four more to go....

Vic was very unimpressed in the water but is loving the
cuddles in towels and surprisingly the hairdryer!

Think we'll leave the others for another day Tho.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 25-Jul-15 17:32:55


Though now you've done one, the others will be envy.

(I'd get them all washed then they can all sulk together and bond in unison with their lovely new smell and their intense Judgeyness of you and DD wink )

Parsely all round.

MillyMoo1113 Sat 25-Jul-15 18:45:38

Oh it's judgey faces all round, especially since we claw clipped this morning too!

Parsley, and latest favourite, tomato.

Am sure we'll be forgiven eventually.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 25-Jul-15 19:33:06

We bathed our trio when they bonded (the sows are smooths and the boar is a Teddy)

Like our previous boar (Rex) his fur dries almost instantly like Bri Nylon Drip Dry grin

DD is allergic to rex and Teddy fur so there must be something weird and magical there.

We have outrage when we claw clip (and the weekly weigh in )

MillyMoo1113 Sat 25-Jul-15 19:53:19

I think the mum and her three babies, who are now a year old, but evermore known as "the babies" are smooth, but Vic has different fur, very soft, but longer - gorgeous shade of grey, where as others are tri colour.

I'll post a pic when I'm not on the app

I've never weighed mine, they've been weighed at the vets but ages ago, before we were brave enough to claw clip them ourselves.

Think that might be a job for tomoro morning, although they eat so well, I don't think they are underweight....grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 25-Jul-15 20:47:49

Milly do weigh them, I know you can gauge how they feel by lifting them up and feeling their fat coverage.
But our Rex boar died in January , one of the only indications of his illness (and I have no idea even now what caused it) was his weight loss.
He was a bulky 3lb. Fit and solid.
He lost about 6oz in total but was still eating and poohing until his dropping went soft. (I did all the diet alterations, Probiotics etc)

Two vet visits in the space of 48 hours, a fluid infusion and antibiotics.
(He had liquid pooh the day before he died).
He was 18 months old sad

Our sows ate the same and until the liquid pooh, lived with him. They are fine, no weight loss.

A loss of even 2oz needs monitored.

My DH (techy type) does a spreadsheet grin

Our new boar lost 2oz when he bonded but made it back within 2 weeks (being chased I reckon) wink. They've all shed their winter fat coats and are looing sleek.

MillyMoo1113 Sat 25-Jul-15 23:18:22

I never realised! Definite job for tomoro morning, with five of them a spreadsheet sounds like a plan!

Your poor boar, I remember reading about him.

Ours have bonded well, tho I do sometimes feel like Vic, who isn't related to the others, is something of an outsider.

I'll report back when I've weighed them as I don't know what a rough ideal weight would be

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