She has been off the old pellets for a week or so and decided to wait till I replace her fleece bedding. I found the powder again. The only thing that is high in calcium (while I wait for the new pellets to come) is cilantro. We only give like 1-2. She drink decent amount of water. All veggies are also drenched in water to be sure she is drinking a good amount (poops look good so not giving her too much water).
I have no clue why she is still peeing white powder
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And it's not necessarily the amount of calcium in a food that causes the problem. Romaine is no higher in calcium than most other lettuces, but it definitely caused excess calcium deposits with my pigs. Cilantro did the same.
I know for a fact she will eat red and green lettuce, any color peppers, cilantro, carrots and celery. That is pretty much it. She refuses to eat anything other than that.
I been giving every other day, pellets. The one I give is the new one from kms hayloth and not using the remaining pellets I have from smart pet select.
I believe I noticed far less calcium in her urine but it is not easy since she pees in different areas in the cage so hard to pin point how much of a difference. Just from some small white patches I see here and there.
I feel like she can't tolerate the pellets that well. We don't give cilantro almost at all just so I can watch how she pees since cilantro has a good amount of calcium. It is not like I can stop giving her pellets cause being very picky, the veggie list shrinks and she will miss out on essential vitamins and minerals.
Maybe space out the days I give out pellets? Instead of every other day, maybe every second day. See how she reacts?
I give 2 scoops of 1/8 of a tbsp.
Any suggestions on this? What I wrote above is all I can think of at the moment.
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So far she is able to do things and her belly is reducing as well.
I also have not given cilantro in about a month just to watch and see how that affects her.
The reason why I said maybe she can't tolerate the pellets much is because the only thing that she consumes that has any type of higher calcium (not saying it is by allot) is the pellets. It was just a guess. Not saying it is facts. Just trowing out ideas.
So I kind of want her to be somewere were I see her to be much comfortable.
I feel that the weight she is in now looks good on her. This has been a 4-5 month difference of were she used to be.
I would like to give her the pellets like usual but now what stops me is the peeing in calcium from time to time.
So I decided to use the hay bin fleece to try and see about how much calcium she accumulates between 1-2 weeks. I picked up only dirty top layers of hay to keep it as neat as possible but leave the ones at the bottom so when she needs to use the bathroom, it will all be at the bottom.
Good thing is she loves to pick a corner after cage cleanup and always goes back to that same spot. Luckily she picked a corner in the hay bin fleece.
Decided to do this to give an idea. Me being the pig dad that I am, ofcourse I don't like seeing that lmao so wanted to do this to receive opinions.
In the image it is mostly, if not all, on the piece of hay/poop stuck together. There isint any at the bottom. They just latched on that piece as she picked that same spot every time.
The weather has been off and on, but the sprouts are able to go outside off and on. In the next 2-3 weeks, they will be able to go outside for good. The reason I'm using pots is because the cats that roam our neighborhood have turned my garden space into a giant litter box. As much as I've clean it out, I wouldn't trust anything grown in it to be edible unless I remove the soil and replace it. Of course that would be the same as changing the litter for them. It's costly and a lot of work for nothing. I have a ton of the giant sunflowers to put in there and they grow very well around here.
I'm interested to see how others who have tried this have fared with it.
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I used a large window box and planted two rows of leaf lettuce. One was a row of mixed varieties and one was black seeded simpson. It grew fast and I had lettuce well into the fall. It was enough for a handful of baby leaves each day.