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Should We Consider Fattening Up

BenjiAndButtons

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We have a 3 year old piggie, who's a lot smaller than his late brother. He hovers around the 1100g, we're just concerned about his warmth overnight. Both our piggies live indoors in their own bedroom, we give them plenty of hay to hide in, we're probably just being over worried human parents but should we try to get his weight up and if so what foods can we use

P.s the vets have said they think he may have a heart murmur
 

PerpLexxity

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I think your piggie should be fine, regular adult males weigh 900- 1200g, but if your still concerned you could purchase a cozy cup or something.

To keep my piggies warm I get a good size square of fleece, put it in their pigloo, and let them cuddle up with that.
 

sport_billy

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Hello, agree with the advice above. Your piggy is a correct size.... Pop in some fleecy items for overnight that will give them the option to snuggle up in if colder
 

Tiamolly123

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I think some piggy slaves think that all there piggies should be the same weight, but everyone is an individual. So long as he is well & not losing weight, best leave be.
Other than that I agree with PerpLexxity.
 
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