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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by K4tr1n4 View Post
    Thank you so much for this information and yes I can already feel babies kicking and that’s so weird too feel but so adorable at the same time


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    Of course! Good luck!

    I know it's tempting and even the rescue I worked with said that they tend to more or less obsess over and stalk the mamas before they give birth, but if she already doesn't like being picked up then I would try to give her space so she doesn't get unnecessarily stressed. Good luck and I hope you have good news to share in a few weeks

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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by furrytaters View Post
    Of course! Good luck!

    I know it's tempting and even the rescue I worked with said that they tend to more or less obsess over and stalk the mamas before they give birth, but if she already doesn't like being picked up then I would try to give her space so she doesn't get unnecessarily stressed. Good luck and I hope you have good news to share in a few weeks
    Aaaaaaa! My other gp (not the one on the photo) gave birth to 3 beautiful and healthy guinea pigs


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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by K4tr1n4 View Post
    Aaaaaaa! My other gp (not the one on the photo) gave birth to 3 beautiful and healthy guinea pigs


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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    I'm so happy that everything turned out so well for both Mama and her babies. They are such cuties. Please let us know when your other piggie has her babies.

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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelsie View Post
    I'm so happy that everything turned out so well for both Mama and her babies. They are such cuties. Please let us know when your other piggie has her babies.
    Yes I sure will update you. We expecting her to give birth in few days


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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelsie View Post
    I'm so happy that everything turned out so well for both Mama and her babies. They are such cuties. Please let us know when your other piggie has her babies.
    Well it wasn’t that long and my other guinea pig gave birth to 3 more pups an hour ago. But she still is kind of has a belly but my other guinea pig doesn’t. And pet shop worker said that they can give birth twice. I mean like they can give birth to few pups but few days later give birth for the rest of them. And I don’t know if that’s true or not bc I can’t find anywhere this information.


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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Retained pups are a medical emergency requiring an immediate spay.

    She may not have retained pups -- some pigs will just seem larger than others after delivery, and she may just be a different shape and weight than your other pig. You should watch her very carefully to make sure she's eating, drinking and letting the pups nurse. If you see any continued signs of labor, or if she seems in the least bit ill, you should get her to an exotic vet ASAP.

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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    @K4tr1n4, how is your piggie doing today? Are all of the babies still doing well?

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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelsie View Post
    @K4tr1n4, how is your piggie doing today? Are all of the babies still doing well?
    Yes! They are great! They starting to eat a little bit. And they popcorning and playing. We pick them up occasionally.


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    Thanks so much for the update. I've been thinking of them and hoping everyone was doing well. It must be a little overwhelming for you to start out with just two piggies and now you suddenly have 8 of them. You gained a little family very quickly. I bet they are all adorable.

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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by K4tr1n4 View Post




    That’s how she looks now and her weight went from 20 April - 520 g to 1 may - 674 g

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    You could have her be checked for Bloat.
    Bloat is mainly caused by certain foods, bacteria, parasites, and viruses. If your guinea pigs belly looks swollen or distended, it may be a sign of bloat.
    If she's showing signs of heavy breathing, restless movements or stoppage of bowel movements are other symptoms for Bloat.

    Don't take my word for it, but the way her stomach looks from one of the photos without you touching her....just looks like one side is bloated....


    Only have her checked for it, if other symptoms are present.

    If she's eating, and pooping normal poop and breathing normal, she doesn't have bloat.

    I'm not an expert so just monitor her and see if anything changes besides her gaining weight....if you have a stethoscope you can try and listen for other heartbeats in her tummy area to see if she is pregnant.

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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinepigmom_2.0 View Post
    You could have her be checked for Bloat.
    Bloat is mainly caused by certain foods, bacteria, parasites, and viruses. If your guinea pigs belly looks swollen or distended, it may be a sign of bloat.
    If she's showing signs of heavy breathing, restless movements or stoppage of bowel movements are other symptoms for Bloat.

    Don't take my word for it, but the way her stomach looks from one of the photos without you touching her....just looks like one side is bloated....


    Only have her checked for it, if other symptoms are present.

    If she's eating, and pooping normal poop and breathing normal, she doesn't have bloat.

    I'm not an expert so just monitor her and see if anything changes besides her gaining weight....if you have a stethoscope you can try and listen for other heartbeats in her tummy area to see if she is pregnant.
    Haha you missed some updates she was pregnant and she gave birth to 3 healthy pups and two of them are even curly


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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    Retained pups are a medical emergency requiring an immediate spay.

    She may not have retained pups -- some pigs will just seem larger than others after delivery, and she may just be a different shape and weight than your other pig. You should watch her very carefully to make sure she's eating, drinking and letting the pups nurse. If you see any continued signs of labor, or if she seems in the least bit ill, you should get her to an exotic vet ASAP.
    Here’s the thing I put all of my pups together (3 from one and 3 from the other guinea pig) to see how they are together, they did great. But now one of the moms are running away from her babies when they’re trying to eat and she also bites them. What do I do?


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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by K4tr1n4 View Post
    Here’s the thing I put all of my pups together (3 from one and 3 from the other guinea pig) to see how they are together, they did great. But now one of the moms are running away from her babies when they’re trying to eat and she also bites them. What do I do?


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    not sure about the mother behaviour...could be that she might be confused and smells different scent on the babies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guinepigmom_2.0 View Post
    not sure about the mother behaviour...could be that she might be confused and smells different scent on the babies...
    Maybe? But what do I do? I don’t want to babies get hurt


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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Quote Originally Posted by K4tr1n4 View Post
    Maybe? But what do I do? I don’t want to babies get hurt


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    you could have the babies in separate cage but place it next to the cage where the mom is.

    they can see each other but at least she won't try to attack them anymore?

    an idea to try

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    Bigger cage. Aren't you the one we told a few weeks ago that the babies would get their ears gnawed off if the cage was too crowded?

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    Re: Is she pregnant?

    Bpatters is absolutely correct...a mom will become stressed with her babies in a too small cage. She will take her frustration out on her babies.

    The babies will take it out on each other if they are shoved into a too small secondary cage without mom, so your only solution is to make a bigger cage immediately where they all have adequate space. Also they need to stay with mom while they nurse.

    Then at 3 weeks (21 days) you must permanently separate the males from the females so you don't have inbreeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smileandnod View Post
    Bpatters is absolutely correct...a mom will become stressed with her babies in a too small cage. She will take her frustration out on her babies.

    The babies will take it out on each other if they are shoved into a too small secondary cage without mom, so your only solution is to make a bigger cage immediately where they all have adequate space. Also they need to stay with mom while they nurse.

    Then at 3 weeks (21 days) you must permanently separate the males from the females so you don't have inbreeding.
    I do have a big cage that is self made c&c where they can run a lot. But I guess it was just the smell of other guinea pigs bc now she’s not doing anything to the baby. But how can I introduce not her babies to her? Bc whenever they are around her she’s attacking them


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    What is the size of the cage? Length in inches and feet in inches?

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