Saturday, October 8, 2011

Weigh in with 43 piggies!

[Jethro at 2 weeks - look at that fluff already!]

Here's this weeks weigh in, for Sunday the 9th Oct 2011:

*** Liam's Love Shack ***
Liam is 935g (gain 55g) - 26wks (6m)
Sparrow is 935g (loss 5g) - 26wks (6m)
Alba is 855g (gain 15g) - 32wks (7.5m)

*** Sprout's Pad ***
Sprout is 910g (gained 40g) - 27wks (6m)
Subi is 1125g (lost 20g) - 2.5yrs

*** Malakai's Quarters ***
Malakai is 565g (gained 65g) - 10wks (2m)
Leilani is 780g (gained 20g) - 16wks (4m)
Peppa is 930g (gained 95g) - 1yr (I actually think the scales might have been caught on something for Peppa's weigh in last week, and that she actually stayed the same over the last fortnight).

*** Girl's Mansion ***
Beeno is 940g (gained 25g) - 32wks (8m)
Bonnie is 950g (gained 80g) - 19wks (4.5m)
Crumble is 1025g (gained 50g) - 45wks (10.5m)
Custard is 975g (gained 5g) - 4.5yrs
Eloide is 520g (gained 30) - 10wks (2m)
Ginger is 1005g (gain 15g) - 29wks (7m)
Lavender Mist is 445g (gained 10g) - 8wks (2m)
Millicent is 515g (gained 25g) - 10wks (2m)
Molly is 460g (gained 15g) - 8wks (2m)
Phoebe is 855g (gained 50g) - 25wks (6m)
Sheba is 850g (gain 70g) - 37wks (9m)
Violet is 525g (gained 3g) - 12 wks (3m)
Yeti is 750g (gained 20g) - 19wks (4.5m)

***Re-homing Pigs***
Petal is 510g (gained 20g) - 16wks (4m)
Rafia is 375g (gained 70g) - 5 wks (1m)
Ripley is 610g (lost 15g) - 17wks (4m) - (miscarriage during the week)

***New Mumma's***

Kobe is now 780g - 32wks (8m) (gave birth on friday, 7/10/11)
Otis is 75g (lost 5g since friday) - newborn
Onyx is 85g (lost 10g since friday) - newborn
Olivia is 75g (lost 5g since friday) - newborn
Oscar is 75g (lost 5g since friday) - newborn
(I'm not too worried about these losses. The babies are strong, and healthy and eating well. I am actually wondering if it's a similar phenomenon to human babies dropping a bit of weight in their first days while the milk comes in? Will be interesting to see what next weekend's weigh-in reveals.)

Ruby is now 895g - 29wks (6.5m) - (delivered her babies on Sunday 2/10/2011)
Rollo is 125g (gain 25g) - 1 week
Rudy is 115g (gain 25g) - 1 week
Romeo is 135g (gain 35g) - 1 week
Ryder is 125g (gain 30g) - 1 week

Alice is 710g (loss 20g) - 34wks (8m) - (nursing)
Cricket is 110g (gain 40g) - 1 week
Chloe is 90g (gain 35g) - 1 week
Cleo is 115g (gain 40g) - 1 week

Galaxy was 870g (same)- 40wks (10m) - (nursing)
Jethro is 185g (gained 65g) - 2wks
Jonah is 150g (gained 50g) - 2wks
Jax is 190g (gained 60g) - 2wks
Jarvis is 170g (gained 60g) - 2wks

Another good week - with two new litters born (adding 8 new babies to the family), a new home for Ben and Mika, and a new home for Pixie. Which brings us to this Sunday's total of 43 guinea pigs. Wow. No wonder food is costing us SO much at the moment! :P

The weigh-in highlight for me this week was Sheba's gain of 70g. She struggled so much with pregnancy and nursing, and has taken a while to start gaining weight/condition again. So it is a weight off my heart to see such a good gain. She's still not back to 100% though, but we're getting there. As I've mentioned before, she will not be bred with again - she produced some AMAZING little boys (see post below for an update photo of two of them), but her little body just isn't up to it I don't think.

[Cricket - 1 week]

I also got some progress photos of the babies. Alice's three have gained especially well - considering Alice's temperamental start to motherhood! :P (I'm actually wondering if they've been sampling the milk from a few mummas?!). Tiny Chloe is doing especially well, and her curls are coming along nicely.

[Chloe - 1 week]

[Chloe and Cleo - 1 week]

Romeo is the only one of Ruby's boys to still have a bit of entropion in one eye. Despite this though, he was the biggest gainer in her litter! As you can see here too, his curls are so lush, and so thick - all of the boys are like this. They are going to be stunning adults!

[Romeo - 1 week]

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