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NessaChan
08-30-16, 10:09 am
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Nicks Pigs
08-30-16, 10:46 am
Oh my goodness you have some very adorable guinea pigs! Do you happen to have a story about the five of them?

NessaChan
08-30-16, 11:01 am
Yes I do lol. One day I decided to get these two cute little guinea pigs at pet smart. My mom and my sisters and I were looking at the guinea pig with brown/black/white patches. And we pick her as soon as we saw her. And named her, "Patches." ♥
Then Me and my sister wanted to also buy one more cute guinea pig. My sister wanted the white one, since the last we went to pet shop. There was a big white guinea pig that had a story. She was brought back to pet smart 3 times. And me and my sisters were sad. We promise that the next time we come back. We're going to take her. But she wasn't there someone had brought her a week ago. We were happy that they kept her. It also turned out before she left. She had a baby guinea pig that looked the same as her. That moment I knew we had to took her with us too. ♥http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160830/ab0e225557d778f03b12fde73819c5c5.jpg

Here the picture of the two cute girls we brought. ♥

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NessaChan
08-30-16, 11:10 am
The one in the first picture, that is standing next to Patches. Is the Dad of the baby Guinea pigs. When I brought him at a pet shop called pet supplies. I thought he was a girl. Since I didn't know he was boy. That day I begged my mom if we could get him. At time I didn't know he was a boy. After a week. When he started to show male behavior. After that we choose to name him Monkey. Before when knew it He had gotten the two pregnant. Here a picture of Monkey with Alice and their Son Oreo ♥.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160830/31692038516ce072d3956fd7fbee48e3.jpg

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NessaChan
08-30-16, 11:14 am
At time Alice was the first to have her baby. Alice only had one baby. Here a photo of Oreo first day.♥ he was shy ,so he went under his mother Alice.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160830/929794617c03a5e5a3b5a016ccb583eb.jpg

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bpatters
08-30-16, 11:17 am
Have you had Monkey neutered? Or is he separated from the females?

Pregnancy is very hard on guinea pig sows and pups, and the death rate is high.

NessaChan
08-30-16, 11:18 am
From there Alice and Oreo had been separate from Monkey and Patches. Until Oreo becomes 3 weeks old, which is when he will no longer need milk from Alice. Also so Alice could teach Oreo how to eat solid foods.

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NessaChan
08-30-16, 11:27 am
Then one week later patches had her babies. My mother was helping and was watching Patches that whole night and Morning. Patches had five guinea pigs babies, but sadly two didn't make it. The other three did. I started to cry , because my mom and I we're trying to keep the two heart's to keep beating. But they passed away in our hands. At the same time we were glad that the other three stay alive and still are today. For Monkey and Oreo, they were given to a new owner my boyfriend. He wanted to keep them since it will be his first time to have guinea pigs. I will be able to visit them on weekends. Here a photo of them now.♥http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160830/82a1631711c3ae349ccea750a07b21fc.jpg
This is Oreo and Monkey ♥

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NessaChan
08-30-16, 11:29 am
Have you had Monkey neutered? Or is he separated from the females?

Pregnancy is very hard on guinea pig sows and pups, and the death rate is high.
No after Alice and patches had there babies. We had given Monkey and Alice baby Oreo Away. While we waited for Oreo to be one month old. Moneky was put separate from the girls.

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bpatters
08-30-16, 11:30 am
I'm not I followed who's male and who's female, but if your boyfriend has a mixed pair, please, please, please separate them. You've already found out the hard way about the death rate. You don't want to lose a sow also.

Guinea pigs are also susceptible to a number of painful, possibly fatal, genetic disease. They should never be deliberately bred. There are enough accidental pregnancies to keep the species going without ever purposefully allowing a sow to get pregnant.

NessaChan
08-30-16, 11:33 am
I'm not I followed who's male and who's female, but if your boyfriend has a mixed pair, please, please, please separate them. You've already found out the hard way about the death rate. You don't want to lose a sow also.

Guinea pigs are also susceptible to a number of painful, possibly fatal, genetic disease. They should never be deliberately bred. There are enough accidental pregnancies to keep the species going without ever purposefully allowing a sow to get pregnant.
I know thank you for your concerns. And the pairs my boyfriend are both boys. I had did research on the different between girls and boy guinea pigs. When Alice had her baby. I had to wait 3 weeks to tell if it was a girl or a boy. Oreo was boy. That's why I paired him with his father.

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NessaChan
08-30-16, 11:39 am
Patches and Alice were brought together at Pet smart. Alice was 3months older then Patches. Moneky was brought at a different pet store. He was 6 or 7 months when I got I believe. When I went back to the pet store to tell them it was a boy. They told me that there pet store don't know how to tell the difference between a girl or a boy guinea pig. Since they don't a person there who knows about guinea Pigs males or females.

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NessaChan
08-30-16, 11:44 am
With Patches babies I had also separate them into different cages. I just have to find a owner for the two baby boys Flippy and Dashy.

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bpatters
08-30-16, 12:33 pm
Unfortunately, you've learned the hard way that pet store employees often know less than nothing about guinea pigs.

But if you've got questions, see www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm.

lisa325
08-30-16, 04:38 pm
Your piggies are so cute all lined up like that. I just read another post by you, but apparently I misunderstood, I thought you had just adopted Flippy and Dashy

NessaChan
08-30-16, 04:39 pm
Sorry about that, my sisters were playing with my phone 😖

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NessaChan
08-30-16, 04:41 pm
I was trying to delete the post. So no one will get the wrong idea.

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Saylavi
08-30-16, 05:25 pm
Hi and welcome, it sounds like you have had quite a year!

Fantaziez
08-30-16, 08:55 pm
They're so adorable! I made the same mistake not adopting, but, i've learnt now. My favourite looking one out of the bunch is Patches!