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    Question fat vs. pregnant

    i got a new piggie about two weeks ago and i cant tell if she is fat or pregnant. how can i tell?

    i know some people say to check the overal body of the piggie, but i still cant tell. what should i be looking for?

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    Re: fat vs. pregnant

    IM not sure but you could just feel her stumach and see if there is any move ment like kicking or something.

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    Re: fat vs. pregnant

    Is she pear shaped? At first I thought my sow Agnes was just getting fat too, but then I found a photo of a pregnant piggie online-and that's what she looked like. Sure enough when I got home that night I could feel the babies moving inside her! If she's bulging out on the sides then she most probably is.

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    Re: fat vs. pregnant

    Um... my pigs aren't pregnant(trust me, I would know, I have had preggy pigs before), but really fat! They slim down if I can't feed them in the morning, and then fatten right back up when I do feed them!! It's so weird.

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    Re: fat vs. pregnant

    My pig fells like she is pregnant, but she isnt. They can trick you.

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    Re: fat vs. pregnant

    If you absolutly cant tell you could always take her to the vet.

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    Talking Re: fat vs. pregnant

    If you want to see pictures of what a guinea pig looks like in late pregnancy go to my website and check out the Webalbum section....

    www.freewebs.com/katesguineapigs

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    Re: fat vs. pregnant

    well i have had a pregnant piggy before, but she only had two pups so she was kinda small. she does look a little pear shaped (which got me thinking she may be pregnant) but i cant feel anything moving in her.

    in my other guinea pig, i could feel the babies a lot.

    im worried because she was a rescue pig, so im not positive about her age. i dont know if she has ever had any litters before so i dont want to put her health in danger.

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    Re: fat vs. pregnant

    I would go to a vet just to be certain. Better safe than sorry.

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    Re: fat vs. pregnant

    yeah i think i will do that. thanks

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