||Five years old|
||Silky Mix Guinea Pig|
||Lebanon, Illinois, USA|
is super special for many reasons: she is the only girl pig I've
ever had; she was given to me by a friend; and she is diabetic!
People always ask me how I knew she was diabetic, I noticed she was in
taking a lot more water than usual and I know that's a symptom of diabetes
in people (and her cage needed more "wet" cleaning up after), so I decided
to have a test done by my wonderful vet Dr. Sue. She confirmed my
suspicions. I've never had to have her on medication, though, I've tried
to control it with her diet and it seems to be working because she is over
five years old and doing very well.
She is the noisiest pig I've had (I've had three boys that have passed away
and have another boy who is two currently.) She whistles, squeaks and
wheeks very loudly when she wants treats or attention. She is also known
to wake me up at 3am "chirping," it really does sound like a bird is in
She was named Charm by my friend's daughters, but her name is deceiving,
she is quite independent and will let you know with a little nip when she
doesn't want to be bothered... but she also loves to be held and petted
once she is out of her cage.
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