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    Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth. Pups are here!

    Hi.

    We lost one of our males about 3 months ago at a fairly young age. After going to the pet store to try and find another male to keep podge company we were too soft hearted and ended up coming home with 3 Guinea pig companions for our boy Podge. After observing them for 3 weeks I thought something wasn't quite right and took them all to the vets to double check their sex.... Lo and behold Splodge, Dobby and Princess Conseula Bananahammock (PCB for short) were all girls. I separated them straight away but obviously not in time as all 3 my girls are now pregnant. We had an ultrasound scan done last week and they are all at different stages of pregnancy. I have put Splodge in a smaller separate cage as I read somewhere that one Guinea pig in labour could trigger labour in the others. But even though the vet said she was ready to pop that was a week ago and there's still no sign of any babies and I'm worried that she'll get lonely. Her pelvic bones are about a finger width apart. How long do you think it will be until we have the pitter patter of tiny feet? I don't think I was this nervous when I had my children lol.

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth

    It won't hurt to leave them all in the same cage as long as there's enough room for all the pigs once the pups come. Overcrowding can cause the pups ears to be nibbled. I'd put them back together before the birth, or else you'll have to wait until after the pups are weaned. One guinea pig giving birth won't trigger it in the others unless they're also ready to give birth.

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

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth

    Fantastic thanks xx

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth

    Like @bpatters said, it's okay to keep them all together except for your male, he should be separated and stay that way until you find a male friend for him. Sows can get pregnant right away after giving birth. Also check this: http://www.guinealynx.info/reproduction_faq.html - Update us with pigtures when babies come! :D

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    Thanks. I've already got him booked in to be neutered so he can be back with his girlfriends after 4 weeks. I'll keep you updated xx

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth

    But as Nannub says, be sure he's separated now. The sows can get pregnant within minutes of giving birth, and back-to-back pregnancies are VERY hard on the sow and the second litter of pups.

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth

    Yeah he's on his own at the moment keeping him apart until 4 weeks after his operation xxx

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth

    Hi,

    Just a quick update, Splodge had her babies last night, we've now got 3 new additions, i don't know what sex they are yet as I didn't want to disturb them too much. Splodge seems to be doing well and is a very attentive mummy. In additional news, Podge had operation last week and is recovering well although he doesn't seem too impressed with me at the moment lol.
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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth

    Oh my goodness. They're precious!!!! Congrats!

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth

    Congratulations are in order for Splodge on the safe birth. I hope your other girls also experience smooth uneventful deliveries.

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth

    Cute! Here's the sexing information: www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm. Males can stay with mom for three weeks. They may "practice" earlier, but they'll be shooting blanks.

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth

    Congratulations!! they are adorable <3. I'm glad to know mom and babies are doing well :)

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth. Pups are here!

    Hi, really sad writing this, we lost mummy splodge this morning. She was looking up after a uterus infection but the antibiotics from the vets didn't work in time ��. Dobby one of our other girls gave birth 2 days ago to 2 babies but one was still born. She seems to have taken over looking after splodge's babies aswell as hers, is this OK? They all seem well just wanted to double check xx

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth. Pups are here!

    My condolences for your loss.

    Yes the one mother, Dobby, should be okay looking after and nursing all 4 babies. Just make sure all the babies start/keep gaining weight, particularly as her single surviving baby is a little younger than Splodge's babies so the bigger babies could push it out of the way when it tries to suckle.

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    Re: Unexpected pregnancy- when will she give birth. Pups are here!

    Fantastic thanks. dobbys baby is about the same size as splodges 3 and a bossy britches so on don't think there's much chance of it being pushed out lol. I've booked them in at the vets to be checked over tomorrow just to be on the safe side xx

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