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Very proud of my well behaved boys

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FernieB · 29/10/2013 16:19

The dreaded vet visit has taken place. Scruffypig had his health check and claw clip first and was so well behaved. He even held out his paws nicely and chatted away to the vet the whole time - 'look my teeth are so clean, yes I exercise every day and eat my greens'. Smoothpig froze in terror as usual which made his check easy. Current Bun only tried to escape once and sat nicely for his jab (gripped by me). Very proud of them for being so well behaved. As usual Smoothpig needs to lose his excess plumpness Confused

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FernieB · 29/10/2013 16:19

GP exercise tips welcomed Grin

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 29/10/2013 19:20

and I eat my greens - did he tell them it was ONLY greens that he ate (weird piggy) Grin

GP1 is a smooth boar and he reckons there is no such thing as "excess plumpness" in a guinea-pig.
(Though I have to say that chins should not number more than 2 )

Excercise tips for guinea-pigs ?

Sawdust · 29/10/2013 21:23

Awwww! Exercise tips - hmmmmm. Mine always seem to be at their fastest when I am trying to catch them. :-)

FernieB · 29/10/2013 21:31

Thanks Sawdust - I shall spend tomorrow trying to catch them. Grin

70 - Smooth agrees with GP1. However as his chins are increasing in number he thinks he should eat more celery (as it takes more calories to eat it than it contains) Grin

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 30/10/2013 11:18

Did the vet actually say (in not so many words)
"Aye , you're getting a bit of a chubster there Smooth old boy. Maybe shed a bit of flab"

Blardy Cheek Shock. Wink
They neeeed their winter fat to get them through the cold weather even though they are cossetted indoors and survive when they pretend they want to hibernate.

I'm managing to get some fat back on GP1. It's weird how some will get really chubby on veg (GP3) and others are very spare (GP2)

FernieB · 30/10/2013 12:20

The vet just mentioned he'd put on a bit of chub and as he is slightly arthritic it's not ideal. I'll just get Current Bun to play with him - the pigs follow him everywhere so he runs faster to get away from them and they have to run faster to keep up Grin

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FernieB · 30/10/2013 12:21

BTW mine are planning hibernation during the winter but only between meals.

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