Is it just me or does this piggy look undersized?

hheather71

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I'm looking to adopt a third piggy and I've found this one posted locally online for adoption. Aside from the obvious horrible-ness of her current cage, does anyone else think she looks way too small to be (apparently) 1 year old? I'm wondering if she's malnourished, or the current owner is just wrong about her age?01111_idp6gYyVDMa_600x450.jpg
 

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To truly know if she is malnourished you would need to weigh her, but she does look pretty small and I would keep in contact with the owner and keep asking questions about how much she is fed and stuff like that.
 

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Ah, it turns out she's just a baby! The owner was a teenager, and must have not realized that she's not fully grown. I introduced her to my two resident piggies and it was love at first sight. <3 I think she's very happy to have piggy sisters now.
 

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Aw, poor little mite, she will be so happy with you and her new sisters. Good on you for adopting her and getting her out of that “fish tank”
 

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Who keeps anything other than FISH in a tank like that! SO pleased you have rescued her ....
 

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I was appalled to see the tiny cage my first two, Piper and Annie, were living in... About the right size for a hamster. Then I found this girl in an aquarium, with no hiding place and no hay! It's crazy what some owners don't know about what their guinea pigs need. =[ But ANYWAY! Now they have a good and appropriate home. Welcome Calla to the herd! 🥰IMG_20190522_083825.jpgIMG_20190522_083810.jpg
 

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I was appalled to see the tiny cage my first two, Piper and Annie, were living in... About the right size for a hamster. Then I found this girl in an aquarium, with no hiding place and no hay! It's crazy what some owners don't know about what their guinea pigs need. =[ But ANYWAY! Now they have a good and appropriate home. Welcome Calla to the herd! 🥰View attachment 113866View attachment 113867
Oh my gosh so cute I just can’t 😵😍

So glad you saved her, what a horrible existence she had before. Looks like she’s made herself at home! Wish my lot cuddled each other like that instead of nipping each other :))
 
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