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3yr Old Piggy Making Cracking Noise After Being Dropped.

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Debi83

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We recently adopted 2 three year old piggies and have never had piggies before. .tonight my daughter was holding her piggie and it squirmed out of her hands and landed back in the cage..poor piggie seemed fine a little stunned.. then we noticed like a raspy cracking sound, I'm not sure I'd this is a normal sound as I know piggies can make lots of funny noises, I did read that crackling could be a udi but I never noticed the sound before he fell,
Any advice would be great as I have a very upset guilty feeling 10 year old an she's worried she's hurt her piggie :(.
 

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We recently adopted 2 three year old piggies and have never had piggies before. .tonight my daughter was holding her piggie and it squirmed out of her hands and landed back in the cage..poor piggie seemed fine a little stunned.. then we noticed like a raspy cracking sound, I'm not sure I'd this is a normal sound as I know piggies can make lots of funny noises, I did read that crackling could be a udi but I never noticed the sound before he fell,
Any advice would be great as I have a very upset guilty feeling 10 year old an she's worried she's hurt her piggie :(.
Please have your piggy checked by a vet as soon as possible. You can usually get the number of an out-of-hours service from your vet's answering machine or find it in an online search. If that is not an option, have it checked tomorrow if it is not looking back to its normal self.

Accidents happen; piggies can jump and injure themselves when coming back into the cage or blind jumping out of ones arms, especially if new piggies take a sudden fright or are too eager to get back into their cage. it is one of those unforeseeable situations that you have to come up smack bang. Your daughter is not the first and won't be the last.I hope that you can console her!

Here are tips on how you can avoid accidents during transport by using a tunnel or walk-in box: How To Pick Up And Weigh Your Guinea Pig

We have got lots more guides in our new owners starter collection, which you may find helpful: New Owners' " How To" Starter Kit
 

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I second a vet visit. When I first got pigs one of mine used the bum of her friend to get a leg up and jump out the box I was carrying them in (was bringing them in from the garden) and faceplanted the patio! I felt so awful and got her straight to the emergency vet. I was extremely lucky that all she managed to do was graze her face and break one tooth below the gum (so it fell out a couple of days later) but crackling noises are not normal and especially with it only being noticed after the accident I think the piggy definitely needs a thorough check
 
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