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1 12th December 08:51
westfallen
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Would anybody have any ideas on why a pig would suddenly become sulky? Lola
spends too much time in her box, won't move unless given free range in the
garden (when she runs about as normal) and headbutts us when we pick her up?

Any ideas?
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2 12th December 08:52
dessie
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She's sad because she doesn't love you anymore.


Just kidding, maybe she's sick? Take her to a vet.

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3 12th December 08:52
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"Westfallen" <westfallen@aol.com> schreef in bericht
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Lola


up?

She runs around as usual when given free range, and when you hold her she's
tossing her head in the air? Sounds like she might be bored. If she eats and
drinks normally, shows the right interest in veggies and treats, isn't
itchy, doesn't seem to be sick?
Check her fur for bald spots, some cavies tend to bite their hair if they
are bored.

Does she have enough fun stuff in her cage? Sometimes a new thing, like a
shoebox-tunnel can do the trick.

You could also make her 'work' for her veggies; put some veggies on a piece
of rope (pierce veggies with a thick needle) and hang that from one top to
the other side of the cage. Not too high; she might tip over. That way, all
the goodies are right above her head, but she'll have to get on her hind
legs a bit to get to them.
My girls love that game.. and it amazes them every time that just a quick
tug on that darn piece of apple is not enough for the whole piece to let go
of the rope.. Very fun to watch, too :-)

Try amusing Lola a bit with new things and see if she comes 'back to life'
again. BTW is she alone? No playmate?

Incs

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4 12th December 08:52
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Maybe she could be ill , maybe something scared her or it hurts when
you pick her up.
Alison
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5 14th December 13:28
westfallen
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No, she has a mate with her, just seems a bit sulky and bored.

Until I started giving her corn on the cob this weekend and now she's perkier
than a frisky porker
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6 14th December 13:28
westfallen
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Nothing scares this piggie!
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7 14th December 13:28
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"Westfallen" <westfallen@aol.com> schreef in bericht
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perkier


So.. the sulkyness is pratically gone? It must have been boredom then. Try
the veggies-on-a-string to keep tings interesting for them, also corn on the
cob can be hung in the air..! I really thing they are a bit fed-up with the
things in the cage, try to challenge them into discovering new things you
put in the cage.. it really helps!

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