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hayley

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Hi I have two girl guine pigs Ariel and belle they had a boy in the cage with them start of January, I have posted a pic of them,do u guys think they're pregnant? Belle is the long haired one
 
I cannot see the picture. Guinea pigs are pregnant for 52-70 days. If your pigs were with a male in Jan. they would look very pear shaped and be very pregnant. There are many threads on here about pregnancy and on Guinealynx.com
Als0 near the end of the pregnancy you should feel movement. Also sometimes too you can hear chattering from the babies. Anything like that going on?
 
Yes thats the picture,and yes the boy has been seperated, he was borrowed from a friend and has gone back to his home. Have felt moving with the short haired but not the long haired,besides going to the vet is there any other way to b sure?
 
And no I haven't been weighing them
 
The long haired pig is pregnant. I cannot tell from the picture of the short haired pig. She does look quite round not as pair shaped as her friend.
 
I hope you're not deliberately breeding guinea pigs. There are thousands of homeless guinea pigs in the world, and there's no need to deliberately breed any more.
 
I understand where u r coming from but if they are I have good homes lined up for the babies
 
Yup the long haired one is for sure but not sure about the others.
 
Thats a closer pic of the other one
 
Should I seperate the two girl's or can they stay in the same cage for when theyre ready to give birth?
 
They can stay in the same cage.
Strike that- how big is their cage?
 
They're spoiled they have a big three level cage and only have the two of them for now lol
 
Multiple levels do not count as square footage. What is the size of your main level? The recommended size is 10.5 sq.ft. for two pigs.

Do you know what lethal babies are? Will you have time and money to take care of them in case your sows have them?

Do you know there is 15% chance your sows can die from pregnancy complications?

Are you prepared for that?

Do you have an emergency cavy savvy vet on standby in case something goes wrong in the middle of the night?
 
You have a roan guinea pig, which should never be bred under any circumstances. Every pup she bears has a 1 in 4 chance of being blind, deaf, toothless and with intestinal problems. If they live, they require handfeeding all of their lives, expensive tooth trims if their teeth every come in, and constant veterinary care.

You are breeding with absolutely no knowledge of the risks to the mother or the pups, and that is the worst kind of breeding. Please educate yourself about lethal guinea pigs, and make a plan for how you will take care of any lethal pups that may be born to your pig. I hope they're all ok, but if they're not, I hope you have a sizeable veterinary fund set aside for their care.
 
Good luck with the babies. I hope everything turns out well and the moms and babies are healthy. Please be more careful next time.
 
Just letting u guys know both girls had there babies (in the same night)6 babies in total,they had them 9 days ago all are happy and healthy and doing great
 
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