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    Question Is she pregnant, please help!

    I've only had Peaches for about a month and here lately she has been eating loads more hay & food and drinking a lot more water. She is becoming bigger in her rump area and her nipples are swollen. Any advice is appreciated!!! Also, I forgot to mention the people I got her from had her around male guinea pigs.

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    Re: Is she pregnant, please help!

    From the pictures I would say she is pregnant. If she was around male guinea pigs then I would be 100% sure that she is pregnant.

    EDIT: If you have had her for a month and she was more then likely pregnant before you got her, she could be ready to give birth any day now, and from the pictures she looks like she only has one lump so maybe only one baby.

    Do you only have the one piggy?
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    Re: Is she pregnant, please help!

    She has one large lump on her left side. She is my only piggie. I was debating on getting another one but if she is pregnant I won't have to.
    Also, she is usually very sweet but here lately she has been chattering her teeth a lot when I get her out of her cage for floor time. :\

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    Re: Is she pregnant, please help!

    I've never had a pregnant pig, but I would think the teeth chattering could mean she is going to have them soon (could be worng).
    Fingers Crossed the baby piggy is a lil girl!

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    Re: Is she pregnant, please help!

    Did she have access to a male? How old is she?

    There's a danger with assuming a female is pregnant--the symptoms you are describing can also be attributed to ovarian cysts.

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    Re: Is she pregnant, please help!

    Yes she did when I got her the people had her around males. She is around 3 1/2 months old.

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    Re: Is she pregnant, please help!

    It sounds as though she may be pregnant, but as @foggycreekcavy says, you can't really be sure she doesn't have ovarian cysts. But she's young for that, although it's not impossible.

    But, if she's three and a half months, and has been with males all of her life, she's probably pregnant and close to being due. If so, you should be able to feel the pup(s) kick by now by putting your hands along her flanks. Read http://www.guinealynx.info/reproduction/html and http://www.guinealynx.info/labor.html for more information on what to expect.

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