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Hand rearing 1 day old guinea pig

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by poppydog1, Apr 21, 2011.


  1. poppydog1

    poppydog1 PetForums Member

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    Hi unfortunatly we have a orphan guinea pig any advive on hand rearing would be great thanks
     
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    mstori PetForums VIP

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    You can use kitten milk. Around about 0.2 ml hour or 2, will need something for dehydration, like glucose or a dioralyte

    there is more info here:

    Guinea Lynx :: Hand Feeding

    good luck!!

    Tori x
     
  3. poppydog1

    poppydog1 PetForums Member

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    Hi thanks for the info we still have him, he is eating hay, dandelions and guinea pig food we feed him on goats milk every 1-2 hrs i hope we can keep him going would be sad to loose him to.
     
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    Good luck with him - some of my friends-hand reared a baby chinchilla so I know it's hard work.
     
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    He should be fine if you follow advice, what happened to mum? :(
     
  6. poppydog1

    poppydog1 PetForums Member

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    Mum guinea had 2 young on her own one was dead, she was loosing alot of blood so we took her to vet she had a feel and said there was still a piglet inside so gave an injection to try and move things on sadly she was getting exhausted so we took her backi to vets she x rayd her and there was a huge guine stuck its head to big to pass through pelvis so she had cesarean but didnt make it through , vet said piglet had been dead awhile and was disformed so we ahd a very upsetting time and really want to keep the little orphan going now.
     
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    That's very sad, how is baby doing? Hope everything is okay?
     
  8. poppydog1

    poppydog1 PetForums Member

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    we are giving him milk through a pipet and he is taking 1-4 mls every feed every 1-2 hrs he is also nibbling at food.Seems to be doing ok i am weighing him every day dosnt seem to be gaining much weight though.
     
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    sorry havent got any advice just wanted to say best of luck hand rearing the little critter :) must have been upsetting to loose the mum and other babies but hopefully this one will make it
     
  10. poppydog1

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    Little one is doing well at moment is drinking more milk now and has put a little weight on it will be 1 week old on thursday :p , im not looking forward to the vet bill for the mum guinea but there was nothing more i could do.:eek:
     
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    Can we see the little scamp?
     
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