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    Exclamation Rejected baby, help!!!!

    About 5 days ago, my guinea pig smudge gave birth (we did not know she was pregnant). The other girl in her cage had just given birth to three gorgeous babies and they were fine- being looked after etc.
    Anyway so I come downstairs to see a little newborn pup rolling around struggling to get up off the floor whilst being ignored by all the others (mum and aunt). I brought the little baby (Hope) out of the cage and into a little makeshift cage where I have been hand feeding her for five days (the vets gave me kitten milk replacement).

    The baby is a lot healthier now, can walk around, gained some weight and generally just seems better but Hope seems lonely all by his/herself. All quiet in the cage in a corner- the second I get him/her out starts squeaking and walking around.

    Would anyone recommend I put her back in the girls cage? If so do I carry on hand feeding her? Does she need anything else? Also how long/often to I have to feed her?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Rejected baby, help!!!!

    Yes, I'd put the baby back.

    I'd also stop the kitten milk if the pup is eating on its on. Kitten milk is a poor replacement for sow's milk, and really doesn't do much except hydrate the pup.

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    Re: Rejected baby, help!!!!

    Don't use the kitten milk. I would switch vet too.

    Get Oxbow Critical Care to continue feeding the pup if it's not eating on its own.

    See this page:
    http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html#pups

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    Re: Rejected baby, help!!!!

    This thread is from September of last year. I'm sure the baby is fine by now.

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    Re: Rejected baby, help!!!!

    Oops! Didn't notice the timestamp.

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    Re: Rejected baby, help!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    This thread is from September of last year. I'm sure the baby is fine by now.
    The baby died unfortunately after 10 days, it was really sad. Thanks for replying to the post though

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    Re: Rejected baby, help!!!!

    I'm so sorry. I must have missed that post somehow.

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    Re: Rejected baby, help!!!!

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

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