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    Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    Hello!
    I just adopted 2 babies piggiClick image for larger version. 

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    Only problem is I got them home, and am SO SO worried I got a male and a female!
    She said she took them to a vet, but I dont know the vet, nor do I know if they were experienced in GPigs or not.
    I'm posting pictures of their parts ( sorry they are horrible, I can post better ones in the AM)
    Any opinion helps!
    Thanks!

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    Re: Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    The first one is the one I think is a girl, and the last 2 are the ones I'm worried are a boy! Thanks!

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    Re: Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    It's hard to tell because the pics are so blurry, but I agree that the top one looks like a girl.

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    Re: Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    Sorry, I know they are poor quality, I'll get better ones in the morning!

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    Re: Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    The pics are a bit blurry but to me, it looks like the top pic is a girl and the bottom is a boy.

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    Re: Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    There are two things you can do. First, turn them both over and compare their private parts. If they don't look the same, separate them immediately.

    Second, see Sexing Guinea Pigs: How to Sex a Guinea Pig. There's more there about piggy genitalia than you ever wanted to know.

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    Re: Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    So as it turns out I have a boy and a girl! =( Going to call the lady I got them from, and try to figure out what to do with the boy. =/

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    Re: Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    I would have adopted him if I still lived in havelock. LOL

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    Re: Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    Are you sure? At 3 weeks old it can be very hard to tell. Some young females have a little nub at the top of the Y, that many people mistake for where the penis comes out.

    Can you actually get the penis to come out?

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    Re: Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    Yes he is all boy. =/ I went to the link posted above showing you how to tell, and it is def true. Movers came today, but if I get a free minute I'll post pics for you guys to confirm.

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    Re: Worried I got a male and Female, can you tell? ( Bad pictures, but I need help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    There are two things you can do. First, turn them both over and compare their private parts. If they don't look the same, separate them immediately.

    Second, see Sexing Guinea Pigs: How to Sex a Guinea Pig. There's more there about piggy genitalia than you ever wanted to know.
    With your help and this link . . . . I have sucessfully been able to sex our piggies! It turns out that we have 2 boars and 2 sows . . not 1 boar and 3 sows!! Oh wow . . back to the drawing board of what to do!!

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