|Tatianna aka Hoppy|
Date(s): January 22, 2006. Album by Guinea Pig Fun. Photos by Kathy. 1 - 25 of 25 Total.
|This is the information that came with Hoppy: "The mother had a baby, very large, that had development issues. She was
probably crunched up in the womb and or in the birth canal. Her muscles were not strong enough to support her body and head. She did better after I had her on some towels. I gave her regular massages and some hand feeding. She was able to nurse on her mother. This happens sometimes with single babies. They develop larger and need help for a couple of days." The photos below show her slight head tilt (to her right) and the front left leg/paw that sometimes gets turned under.
UPDATE: Tatianna's rear leg was dislocated so it was surgically removed. She is doing great and she and her older female cage mate now reside with her former caretaker.|
6-3-06: Staples removed
5-13-06: after right rear leg removed
3-27-06: Tatianna and Jasmine (photo shows right-rear leg that sticks out)
Feb. 10 .. head tilt is almost gone
January 22, 2005
Turned front left foot ... sometimes it is upright.
Head tilt to her right; paw turned under.
Sometimes she lies down to eat and sticks her right-rear leg out.
Cage grids are blocked with clear acrylic and waffle block panels so her legs or head won't get stuck in them.
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