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    Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    Hi.. my mummy guinea pig biting her baby. Especially if baby squeaks/squeal's next to her.. why does she do this?

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    Re: Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    How old is the baby? Maybe she's trying to ween her.

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    Re: Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    Yes how old is the baby? Also how large is their cage? If the cage is too small the sows can attack their own babies, or chew chunks off of their ears. What sex is the baby?

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    Re: Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    Quote Originally Posted by Soecara View Post
    Yes how old is the baby? Also how large is their cage? If the cage is too small the sows can attack their own babies, or chew chunks off of their ears. What sex is the baby?

    Hi Thanks for replying...

    We got mum and baby about 2 weeks ago from a lady she said baby had already been weaned. She jan/Feb baby.. Whenever baby squeal's or squeaks by mum she turns and bites her.
    Cage is a large rabbit indoor cage.. over 3 foot in length.

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    Re: Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    Quote Originally Posted by Emma4Zippy View Post
    Hi Thanks for replying...

    We got mum and baby about 2 weeks ago from a lady she said baby had already been weaned. She jan/Feb baby.. Whenever baby squeal's or squeaks by mum she turns and bites her.
    Cage is a large rabbit indoor cage.. over 3 foot in length.

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    Emma
    3ft that is not even nearly big enough for them.

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    Re: Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    That cage isn't large enough for one pig, much less two. At the rate things are going, the sow is very apt to bully the young pig, and to tear her ears. You need a bigger cage, ASAP.

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    Re: Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    That cage isn't large enough for one pig, much less two. At the rate things are going, the sow is very apt to bully the young pig, and to tear her ears. You need a bigger cage, ASAP.


    The cage is 4ft long. They originally came in a 3ft cage so we got a bigger one. It's not so much in the cage it's when they are out an do about. When baby squeaks she'll go for her.

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    Re: Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    Baby is 8 to 10 weeks old.

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    Re: Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    That cage isn't large enough for one pig, much less two. At the rate things are going, the sow is very apt to bully the young pig, and to tear her ears. You need a bigger cage, ASAP.


    The cage is 4ft long. They originally came in a 3ft cage so we got a bigger one. It's not so much in the cage it's when they are out an do about. When baby squeaks she'll go for her.

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    Re: Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    Could mum be coming into season?

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    Re: Help.. mummy guinea biting baby

    That cage is still too small for them female guinea pigs go into heat typically every 16 days also do you even know the gender of the baby as well.

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