Wiebke (wiebke) wrote,
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Ack!

I just heard a really disturbing sound I've never heard before -- guinea pig choking sounds! Eek! I gave the girls some celery, which I've been doing regularly, and even though I broke it up into pieces, Abbie must've got a "string" or two caught in her throat. I saw her choking/clearing her throat and felt so helpless. Can't exactly do the Heimlich on a guinea pig! She did it 4-5 times, with about 30 seconds in between in time. The sound is kind of like... somebody cursing in Japanese maybe? Or maybe it's more like the sound Gollum would make if he coughed. She seems OK now though. I put out some tomatoes, which are watery, and mixed in some water, so hopefully eating it flushed out her throat. Poor dear. I've always been told to chop up the celery stalks but I guess I need to cut the pieces smaller, with a knife instead of just ripping it into 5-6 pieces with my hands.
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