I told my girlfriend to go to a local hospital and she got some free syringes, I'm giving her water as we speak my girlfriend is holding his mouth open at the sides, and I'm giving him water. Would it be a good idea to squeeze just a little bit of an orange for the vitamin c into some water?
Also what can I put into the syringe to feed him? Can I grind the pellets and mix it with water and feed him that way?
Yep, get a small handful of pellets and pour boiling water on top to just cover them. Soak them for about 10-20 minutes, mash them up with a fork or spoon and then feed through the syringe. If it's too thick you can add some more water, but try to make it as coarse as you can - it'll help his teeth.
Try to only give 0.2-0.4ml per mouthful and make sure he is chewing - if he isn't chewing then he isn't swallowing, so you just need to wait a few seconds to make sure he has eaten all that's in his mouth before giving him more.
Doh thats smart...I've been filling up a blender about halfway with water and 2 handfulls of pellets and 2 cups of oats(I read online that they are very fattening and should only be used on underweight piggies) and I blended it all. I filled the syringe up with that and gave him about 10 ml total of it every 2-5 hours. Starting yesterday. My girlfriend also thought it would be a good idea to blend water with 2 cups of kale some brocoli and 5 thin slices of cucumber. She blended it up real good, made sure it wasn't cold and gave him around 15ml of the blend, which I watered down more..I was kind of scared it might be too many veggies but I had no vita c yet, it should get here sometime today.
Anyway my gf is giving him water right now, and when trying to scoop him up he actually jumped over her hand! In the first 3 days we had him, he would just walk away or try to struggle a little bit. He seems a lot more lively right now, more alert and we checked his stool, and its curvy and soft and no blood in it. I just boiled some water and soaked a handful of pellets in the water, I'll do what you suggested and feed him the paste. But yeah I can see some progress already so Im very happy.
Also we are buying shampoo for him later today, any suggestions? He smells a bit bad, still smells of the place he came from(they gave him to my gf wet)
But omg I swear he is a lot more lively right now as Im watching him.
Anyway here are some pictures of Pirate, just thought I'd share them. Oh and the first one is a picture of the cage, you can see the hole that the prairie dogs bit off(at the house my gf told me they had his cage next to a cage full of prairie dogs.
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