- Supporter in 2019
And yes, sorry -- 0.14cc's.
0.136 cc is the dose (0.14 rounded)
That brings me to something I should clarify about his antibiotics. The vet prescribed them for his grease gland, which did look infected, not for mites or anything to do with the itching. I was a little out of sorts the last time I saw the vet because of having to watch BJ suffering and I misunderstood what it was for. I'm just glad he's ok now and back to being happy.
He has gained a small amount of weight from 1.52 kg to 1.57 kg. He's a very large pig, not just in weight, but in length and height. Sammy and Mr Bubbles are both pretty good sized boars and BJ makes them look small by comparison. They couldn't feel any noticeable tumors or anything else on his body to warrant an x-ray. Nothing to indicate that his weight is anything abnormal. He's just a big boy. Let the legend of Barry Jenkins continue!
Went to the feed store to get the guinea pig supplies today. In addition to the bale of hay, pellets and bedding pellets I got my boys the oxbow hay stacks with carrots in them. They've been out of them for several months. Turns out the big guy likes it. So nice to see him get excited about something again! The picture doesn't show it, but he actually popcorned and did a happy squeak before standing on it and eating off of it.
- Supporter in 2019
I ordered extra hay from Chewy so I have enough for a couple months. Then I cut up one of the boxes and built a maze for Lacey.
He still doesn't eat the lettuce, so I don't offer it every day anymore. Every few days I try giving him some and he nibbles a couple of bites off of it. He eats most of the cucumber, parsley, carrot and cilantro. I rotate those around for him so he doesn't get too much of any one veggie. His hay intake is still pretty substantial and he eats all of the 8th cup of pellets I give him daily.
As for vitamin c, I have been putting it in his water and he's drinking it all every day. His curiosity is always peaked when I walk in and it's satisfied with a hand sniff, sometimes followed by a nibble. He's gotten a lot better about letting me pick him up. He does squirm a little bit and sometimes he'll bite my arm. It's not a hard bite. It's just enough to let me know he wants to be put back down or be repositioned.
I'm so glad that he's happy now. He's come a long way since I brought him home. He does very well outside too when it's nice enough for me to take him out there. I still can't get over his size! He's the biggest guinea pig I've ever seen; at least in person.