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    Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    This is my 2 year old sow Beatrix. I think she might be pregnant, but I'm not sure. I joined the forum so I could get some answers. She has never been around a male, and lives with my other sow, Winni. I've noticed that Beatrix is noticeably heavier and has been eating more. Is she just fat?Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    How long have you had her?

    Have you turned both of them over and compared their private parts to make sure they are both sows?

    Guinea pig pregnancies last about 72 days, give or take a few. If you've had her longer than that and they're both sows, she's not pregnant.

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    I have had them both for 2 years.

    I've checked winni, and she is a sow too.

    Could there be another reason why Beatrix is heavier and fatter?

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    When I checked them, Winni's private parts did seem slightly larger though.

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    I have two sows and they've been together for five years, one of them is slender but not underweight. The other one is just a roly poly little girl. They pretty much eat the same amount of food but they just have different body structures. They aren't sisters and were from a rescue so I don't know what their parents were like but I assume that Teddi, my round one, probably came from parents who were larger pigs. My bet is that Ginger, my slender one, had parents who were smaller pigs. Ginger is also more active than Teddi. Teddi's favorite thing to do is just laze about.

    Is Winni more active than Beatrice? IF so that could account for her not being as large as Beatrice. From your pictures Beatrice looks a lot like my Teddi. She doesn't look so overweight that I would be concerned.

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    Pigs are no more the same size and weight than people are. She could just be chunkier, she could eat more, she could move less. It's possible that she has some medical condition that causes her to retain fluids, which would make her heavier, but if she's eating/pooping/drinking/peeing/behaving normally, that's not very likely.

    The best piece of medical equipment you can have to monitor the health of your pigs is a kitchen scale. If you weighed her regularly (say weekly), you would know whether she's gaining in a hurry, which could indicate a problem. Or gaining slowly, which could indicate too many pellets, maybe. Or not gaining at all - just a stable weight.

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    Thanks for the help! Winni and Beatrix exercise about the same, and Beatrix does eat more. I am weighing them right now.

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    When I weighed them, Winni was 1.5 lbs and Beatrix was 2.5 lbs

    Should I be worried?

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    This is what my other sows lady parts look like. Is it possible she’s actually a he?Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	86976she is an abynissian guinea pig, so the hair got in the way.

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    I can get a clearer pic if needed

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    Yes, we need a clear, close-up, well-lit picture.

    But when you turn them over and compare them, do they look the same, or different? If different, please separate them immediately.

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    Here are some clearer pics.Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    Here is Beatrix's lady partsClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	86987 While doing this, I noticed here nipples were very big/swollen.

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    The pics you have posted are taken at a less than optimal angle and are simply not clear enough. Take a look at the pics below and try to duplicate them with Beatrix.

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    LEFT - Male (boar)............................................ .............RIGHT - Female (sow)

    Note that the boar's penis is a distinctly separate structure. The sow's genitals appear to be all one package and present a "Y" shape.
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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    Thank you! I am positive that Winni is a girl!

    Should I be worried about Beatrix?


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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    Well, if Winni is a girl, and Beatrix hasn't been with another pig, she's definitely not pregnant.

    So why are you worried about her?

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    I am worried about her being overweight or sick

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    What symptoms of being sick does she have?

    It's almost impossible for a guinea pig to be overweight. They're herbivores. Their being overweight is like you being overweight eating nothing but salads.

    The very pigs I've known of that were overweight were fed too many pellets and/or had mobility problems and couldn't move much.

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    She has been hiding a lot more, she looks fat, has enlarged nipples, and she eats more than what she normally does.

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    Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant? I was told she was spayed!

    How much has she gained? Are you weighing her regularly?

    Are her nipples enlarged more than they usually are, or are they just larger than Winni's?

    I still think Winni being male is a possibility.

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