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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Quote Originally Posted by jubespiggies View Post
    Alot of the time, piggies will give birth at night (or when there aren't any people), because naturally they would rather have privacy from predators. If she is going into labour, it'll be pretty obvious. In most cases, they'll sit/lie down on their stomach, & you'll see a hicupping motion (which is a contraction). When the baby comes out, there will be a sac thingo covering the baby, which the mother should pierce and eat. If she doesn't pierce it soon enough, the baby could asphixiate, and you will have to do it manually. Other things to look out for is lots of blood coming out, the mother in extreme pain & babies not coming out. There is a good page for this at guinea lynx:
    http://www.guinealynx.info/labor.html
    Good luck with your guinea pig!
    Yeah I've already read up on that. But thanks for the info about the laying on stomach and other information!

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    When the mom is actually giving birth, she will reach down between her legs as if to eat one of her cecal poops. Instead, she grabs the baby and pulls it out -often grabbing the baby's front teeth with her teeth. We've seen quite a few pups born in the daytime. The whole thing is normally very quick. You can be checking on them every 20 minutes and still miss the entire birth. I've had a piggy go into labor in the cage next to my desk while I'm working there and not even know it. Most of the time, they can do everything themselves.

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Okay, new question. Usually I can feel the babies kicking at least once a day. I haven't felt anything today. Should I be worried?

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    No. Sometimes they need a rest. Loopsies babies havent been kicking because they are moving toward the birth canal and are ow under her belly

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Quote Originally Posted by PiggieGuinea View Post
    No. Sometimes they need a rest. Loopsies babies havent been kicking because they are moving toward the birth canal and are ow under her belly
    Okay okay thank you so much! I was worried.

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Quote Originally Posted by piggieguinea View Post
    no. Sometimes they need a rest. Loopsies babies havent been kicking because they are moving toward the birth canal and are ow under her belly
    omg she literally JUST HAD A BABY

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    congrats pigtures are a must

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Was there only one?

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    How is she now? glad to hear she successfully delivered at least one baby!

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Thats awesome! She beat Loopsie!

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    i'm waiting. doc says he thought he felt two.

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    She hunched down a few times like she was gonna deliver another one but nothing ever came of it. May be just the one. Been almost an hour no sign of her having any more contractions. No sign of distress.

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Haha! I guess it's just the one.

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Had to keep moving her cause she keeps stepping on him/her. Little overzealous with the cleaning. But good now.

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    Talking Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Congrats on your piggie!!!

    Edit : Pigtures soon? o: I dun wanna disturb them of course!! D:
    Last edited by UchihaMickey; 07-22-13 at 06:35 pm. Reason: Forgot to add something x.x

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Congrats!! Hope mama and baby is ok!

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Quote Originally Posted by UchihaMickey View Post
    Congrats on your piggie!!!

    Edit : Pigtures soon? o: I dun wanna disturb them of course!! D:




    Quote Originally Posted by Teddyboys View Post
    Congrats!! Hope mama and baby is ok!
    Both doing well as far as I can tell.

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Aw, congrats! I'm glad everything went well. It's such a cute baby. Any names in mind?

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Make sure you check what gender the baby is & remember to seperate at 3-4 weeks if it is a male! Hope they're both doing well.

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    Re: Trying to figure out if rescued piggy is preggers

    Okay, so mommy keeps stepping on baby. And is super duper active like I've never seen her. He's looking to nurse and she just steps over top of him/her.

    Quote Originally Posted by jubespiggies View Post
    Make sure you check what gender the baby is & remember to seperate at 3-4 weeks if it is a male! Hope they're both doing well.
    Yes I'll remember.

    Quote Originally Posted by filchikmcr View Post
    Aw, congrats! I'm glad everything went well. It's such a cute baby. Any names in mind?
    IDK what it is yet. I think its a boy. It has a kind of masculine face. I could be wrong!

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