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Lethargic, not much appetite

Piggy101

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This morning when I let the piggies out one didnt want to come out. She was in her bed still and looked all "fuzzy" lol. I got her to come out and I tried to give her some veggies but she acted scared of me and wouldnt take them but the other did. I havent been able to get her to eat. She just let's me pick her up without any resistance at all ( normally moves at least some ). I've checked for discharge, injuries, even her teeth, and havent seen any other issues other than her being lethargic and not wanting to eat. If shes not better by morning I'm going to take her to the vet but meanwhile thought I would try to figure out what this could be and if I could do anything to help her. Shes 2 years old, lives with her sister in a 2x6 c&c cage. Yesterday I was gone all day when I got back it was around 9 pm, I let them out, and gave them cucumber and bell pepper, then after about a hour I put then back up and then she started acting like this today.
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Hi! Your piggy needs to see a vet as soon as possible. The symptoms you are describing constitute an emergency.

Step in with feeding and watering support asap if a piggy is not eating and drinking and switch from weighing once weekly to weighing daily at the same time as an important tool of monitoring her food intake and how whether and to adjust your feeding support/frquency accordingly.

Please read this guide here: Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment
It contains all necessary information from vet information, what constitutes an emergency to support care at home and how you can improvise with support feeding with what you have at home in a pinch to keep your piggy going until you can see vet at the soonest, any medication can kick in (which will take quite a bit longer) and she is able to eat full again on her and is holding her weight.
 

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There is only one vet in my state that treats piggies and they're closed :( Is there anything I could do to maybe help between now and morning?
 

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There is only one vet in my state that treats piggies and they're closed :( Is there anything I could do to maybe help between now and morning?
Yes, please click on the green link in my first post and follow the advice in there! The link has got all the practical information and tips for looking after a critical piggy while you are waiting to see a vet. It would be too much to repeat in every post considering that we are all doing this for a free in our free time. ;)

Fingers very firmly crossed!

PS: We have members and enquiries from literally all over the world so if you please added your state to location in your account details (accessed by clicking on your username on the top bar). This makes it appear with every post and allows us to tailor any advice to what is available and relevant where you are with just a quick glance to the left. Vet access (especially out of hours cover) as well as medical brand names can differ quite a lot from country to country, as well as climate, general background and access to knowledgeable vets, not to mention the constantly changing situations due to the pandemic this year! Thank you!

If you cannot be seen tomorrow, please see a local general vet asap.
 
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