Not eating nuggets/pellets?

CookieAngel18

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So I noticed Angel's food bowl has been full for several days, SHE DOES EAT BTW, she'll only eat fruit and vegetables but she won't touch her nuggets, there can't be anything wrong with her teeth because she had a full stalk of broccoli to herself last night because she didn't eat all day as I expected she would have eaten the nuggets, I've searched google but nothing comes up, not very sure on what to do..
 

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So I noticed Angel's food bowl has been full for several days, SHE DOES EAT BTW, she'll only eat fruit and vegetables but she won't touch her nuggets, there can't be anything wrong with her teeth because she had a full stalk of broccoli to herself last night because she didn't eat all day as I expected she would have eaten the nuggets, I've searched google but nothing comes up, not very sure on what to do..
And she also doesn't drink a lot of water, luckily I've managed to make her drink a bit more water, she doesn't refuse to drink she just doesn't drink as much as she should as her urine is starting to smell awful but it's gotten a bit better now
 

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Hay is the most important thing. She needs to be eating a constant supply of hay for gut and dental health. Nuggets should only be fed sparingly, as should veggies and fruit. Are you weighing her daily to monitor her hay intake? Fruit should be given as a very rare snack (no more than once per week) and veggies should be given only in moderation. Especially brocolli as it is high calcium content.
Water intake can vary massively from pig to pig and they do get a lot of water from the digestion of vegetables.

Please read the guides on here carefully:

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Hay is the most important part of the diet. Veggies next important and then finally pellets are the least important part. She should only have one tablespoon per day. Not eating them is itself not a problem - I don’t give my own piggies pellets every day anyway. However, is she eating enough hay? You can only tell by weighing her weekly as part of routine care. Has her weight been ok? If you are concerned, then switch from weekly to daily weighing to ensure her hay intake remains high.
Vegetables contain water so they can get quite a bit from that but will then drink what they need on top.
If her urine is strong smelling, then it can indicate an issue so it might be worth having a vet check her out.
 

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Hay is the most important part of the diet. Veggies next important and then finally pellets are the least important part. She should only have one tablespoon per day. Not eating them is itself not a problem - I don’t give my own piggies pellets every day anyway. However, is she eating enough hay? You can only tell by weighing her weekly as part of routine care. Has her weight been ok? If you are concerned, then switch from weekly to daily weighing to ensure her hay intake remains high.
Vegetables contain water so they can get quite a bit from that but will then drink what they need on top.
If her urine is strong smelling, then it can indicate an issue so it might be worth having a vet check her out.
Oh yeah she eats everything she mainly needs, she ate her nuggets today, not sure if her appetite was just a bit down as her sister just died so she could possibly be grieving maybe but she's better now I was gonna get the vet but now she's suddenly eating like usual again, :)
 

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Pellets aren’t essential so it’s not such a problem if she’s not eating them.
 
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