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05-29-16, 02:49 pm
Hi guys, I'm a newbie ☺️ I need some advice please.

My my lovely little Ollie is expecting babies. After being told I had two girl Guinea pigs I was quite shocked too discover she was pregnant. I can see and feel the babies moving and I'm sure I can hear them grinding their teeth.

What do I need to do (if anything)? Do I take dad out of the cage?

Thank you you for reading.

05-29-16, 03:40 pm
Take the dad out of the cage NOW. She can get pregnant again within minutes of giving birth, and back-to-back pregnancies are terribly hard on the sow and the second litter of pups. Even if she miscarries, she can still get pregnant again immediately.

See https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/103012-How-can-I-know-if-my-guinea-pig-is-pregnant-And-how-far-along-is-she for more information.

How large is your cage? If they're too crowded after the pups come, their ears may get eaten.

And since you're a new guinea pig owner, here's some more reading:

-- http://www.guinealynx.info/healthycavy.html
-- http://www.guinealynx.info/emergency.html
-- www.cavyspirit.com (http://www.cavyspirit.com/)
-- the stickies at the tops of the main forums here
-- https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...us-Plants-List (https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/22156-READ-ME-Cavy-Nutrition-Charts-amp-Poisonous-Plants-List) for what you can feed and how often
-- https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...ur-guinea-pigs (https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/107827-What-NOT-to-do-for-your-guinea-pigs)!

05-30-16, 12:40 am
Oh I will take him out today!
Thank you. Im not sure how long she has left before she gives birth