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Trouble With Mo Again

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So before I post my ramble I should probably say that naturally around this time I get extremely anxious regarding the pigs welfare because on the 26th of Jan four days after her birthday my first piggy Vinnie had to be pts.

I've posted previously about Mo sometimes squeaking when toileting and then not and then doing it again. He' stopped doing it for ages and I've actually been away Friday to monday- when I collected him so as far as I'm aware he has been fine. Today he's started (this afternoon anyway) squeaking again! Grrrr at random times- it' not every time he toilets? His poos vary in size but so do Steves- either HUMONGOUS or on the slightly small side for them anyway. All healthy colour and shape though.

I've actually just got a new hay for them and other lovely and green and soft - but does have occasional thistles in which I've been trying to remove. However I'm afraid some mightve been left in- could these be causing it? I'e given him a bum bath just now and I'll see how he goes but I don't want too lose him this early on and I can't dread but remeber how quickly Vinnie went downhill. But I also don't' want to splurge out on a stresful vet visit that leads nowhere again except from unnecessary medicine that gives Mo diarrea.

Thank you all! X
 

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So before I post my ramble I should probably say that naturally around this time I get extremely anxious regarding the pigs welfare because on the 26th of Jan four days after her birthday my first piggy Vinnie had to be pts.

I've posted previously about Mo sometimes squeaking when toileting and then not and then doing it again. He' stopped doing it for ages and I've actually been away Friday to monday- when I collected him so as far as I'm aware he has been fine. Today he's started (this afternoon anyway) squeaking again! Grrrr at random times- it' not every time he toilets? His poos vary in size but so do Steves- either HUMONGOUS or on the slightly small side for them anyway. All healthy colour and shape though.

I've actually just got a new hay for them and other lovely and green and soft - but does have occasional thistles in which I've been trying to remove. However I'm afraid some mightve been left in- could these be causing it? I'e given him a bum bath just now and I'll see how he goes but I don't want too lose him this early on and I can't dread but remeber how quickly Vinnie went downhill. But I also don't' want to splurge out on a stresful vet visit that leads nowhere again except from unnecessary medicine that gives Mo diarrea.

Thank you all! X
Hi! Pain when pooing is most often connected with the urinary tract or problems with the penis, like a semen rod.
Have you checked his boar bits lately?
Boar Care: Bits, Bums & Baths
 

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Hi! Pain when pooing is most often connected with the urinary tract or problems with the penis, like a semen rod.
Have you checked his boar bits lately?
Boar Care: Bits, Bums & Baths
I do check his bits regularly (as well as his bum baths) but his penis can be hard to get out of you get what I mean? Is there anything that can make this easier? I'e tried doing it after hes been in water but that doesn't really help either.
 

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@Wiebke so I've hustle tries to get his penis out now and it has come out most of the way (leaked some clear liquid that smells but both boys do so I assume that's normal?) Anyway there was a strand of hay in it- not particularly big strand but a strand nonetheess that I've removed. I have to go to school now but I'm hoping that I've removed the cause of his squeaking. :) thank you for your help!
 

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A piece of hay up his willy can't have been comfortable. I expect that was what was causing him to squeak. Well done on finding it and removing it. I find Christian's willy can be reluctant to to extract too so you're not the only one there.
 

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A piece of hay up his willy can't have been comfortable. I expect that was what was causing him to squeak. Well done on finding it and removing it. I find Christian's willy can be reluctant to to extract too so you're not the only one there.
I hope so I hate hearing him squeak like that. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has a struggle lol. Steve is fine his just pops out (can't believe I'm saying this! Haha) but Mo is alot harder.
 

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I hope so I hate hearing him squeak like that. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has a struggle lol. Steve is fine his just pops out (can't believe I'm saying this! Haha) but Mo is alot harder.
Dennis is the same as Steve! You would have thought Christian's would be the same as they are brothers.
 

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So he has just gone for the toilet now (luckily they sleep in my room so I can listen) and he's squeaked again while going! Yet when I had him on my lap he did several poos and didn't squeak.

I'm going to observe him for tomorrow and see what happens - there's no blood and he's eating etc. I just don't get what could be wrong? How do I know if the drinking water is high in calcium? :)
 

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Oh no poor Mo and poor you. He could be a little bit scratched inside which would make weeing painful even though the hay has gone, see what he's like in the morning.

Peanut had squeaky wees in October just after we lost Willow, every time I hear a squeak in the cage now I creep up to see whose doing it and why so I can understand your concern with him. I have a vision of Spike and Peanut doing sign language to each other because everytime they make a noise my head appears.

If you get white chalky residue in your kettle or round the end of your taps you have hard water. If you're not sure you could ring the water authority to find out.
 

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I was going to mention he may still be a tad tender depending on how long the hay had been in situ as well @piggieminder. Great minds think alike!
Oh no poor Mo and poor you. He could be a little bit scratched inside which would make weeing painful even though the hay has gone, see what he's like in the morning.

Peanut had squeaky wees in October just after we lost Willow, every time I hear a squeak in the cage now I creep up to see whose doing it and why so I can understand your concern with him. I have a vision of Spike and Peanut doing sign language to each other because everytime they make a noise my head appears.

If you get white chalky residue in your kettle or round the end of your taps you have hard water. If you're not sure you could ring the water authority to find out.

Oh thank you both! That makes total sense - he does seem perkier the smorning bit we'll see and as far as I can tell he didn' squeak too much last night.

Spike and peanut have you figured out then eh? Haha piggies certainly are clever little things. And thanks for the tip about y e hard water! :)
 
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