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how to get a piggie to lose weight?

bonnieandpoppy

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#1
hi everyone, my piggie bonnie is 1300g which is quite heavy for a female pig and i can’t seem to get her to lose weight? i have her on a very very low amount of pellets, no treats and 1hr+ floor time every day?
 

Guineautopia

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#2
Hi, I would worry so much about the actual weight as some piggies are just on the chunky side. What’s more important is the body condition.
Have a read of this guide which tells you how to see if your piggie is overweight
The Importance Of Weighing - Ideal Weight / Overweight / Underweight
If you still think she is overweight, then look at the type of pellets and what sugary veg you are feeding.
 

Mother Hubbard

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#3
Don't forget some breeds are more prone to be heavier. Frankly I would be more concerned with weight loss which you don't have that issue. I have two proper chunky sows but I'm just glad they have weight than the other way.
 

bonnieandpoppy

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thanks for your opinions everyone, bonnie is very active, always runnnung around, and has a very shiny coat so i don’t think i need to worry :nod::nod:
 

anyar.dris

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#6
My piggy Bunny used to weigh 1.5kg when she was alive. She started losing weight (she was around 1.25 to 1.3kg) when she reached 3yrs old last year. She was a big fluffy teddy and was really active until she got sick January this year and we eventually put her to sleep last month. I wouldn't worry about your piggy's weight.
 
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