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My pregnant guinea pig

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Jck17, Apr 4, 2011.


  1. Jck17

    Jck17 PetForums Member

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    Hello,

    My guinea pigis pregnant for the second time, i know she is at least 7 weeks pregnant as i felt little kicks today. She has 5 pups in her previous litter and they were all healthy. But i am wondering if there is anything i can do to ensure that this littler will also be healthy? I didn't even know she was pregnant last night i just fed her fruit and veg regulary like i always do.

    Anyone had more experience than me?

    Jack
     
  2. niki87

    niki87 PetForums VIP

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    Am sorry I don't have any idea on guineas...what did you do with the last pregnancy? Do you breed? xx
     
  3. Jck17

    Jck17 PetForums Member

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    I didn't plan to breed, no. Both have been mistakes. Just letting you's no before i get people saying i'm a bad pet owner or something.

    Well last time i just fed my guinea pigs fruit and veg like i normally do, i didn't do anything different as i didn't even know she was pregnant until the last minute. x
     
  4. Pets2luv.webs.com

    Pets2luv.webs.com PetForums VIP

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    Hi I have experience in breeding guinea pigs. Just need to feed as normal with your usual guinea pig mix and hay, veggies and make sure she has plenty of fresh water daily as she will drink more. If she is still in with the male you will need to take him out prior to the birth because he can get her pregnant again as soon as she has given birth. Hope everything goes ok.
     
  5. niki87

    niki87 PetForums VIP

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    It's OK...mistakes do happen. You might have to get Dad castrated though...but only by a piggy specialist!!!

    I will have a go for having baby piggies and not putting up pics though!!! Yuo had better do with the next lot! :tongue_smilie:
     
  6. Jck17

    Jck17 PetForums Member

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    Thank you for your help. He is still with her, i know that i have to take him out, i will in the next few days, he doesn't see mto be doing any harm in there at them moment and i know she has at least another week or 2. I will be bringing her inside before she has them, as i did last time (I knew she was pregnant last time, but only a few days prior to the birth) I'm just glad i've noticed earlier this time.

    I've heard warm milk is good for a pregnant guinea pig, is this true?
     
  7. B3rnie

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    Sorry but why didn't you split them up are the first pregnancy?
    In response to your question about milk, you could try giving her some goats milk, but make sure you don't give her any cows milk.
     
  8. Pets2luv.webs.com

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    I have never given them milk as I have read that they are lactose intolerant and it is not thier natural food as they are strict herbivores. My piggies always come out fit and healthy without having to supplement thier diet. If you feel you want to supplement them in anyway then I would say to up thier vitamin c intake give them plenty of foods that are high in vit c.
    tomamtoes, broccoli and peppers are good. Also dont handle her unless you have to. What breed is she?

    Yes, make sure you post pics as soon as you can! ;)
     
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