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Introductions Can my buck and sow live together? They don’t mind eachother.

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My girl and boy both love each other they don’t mind living with eachother, is it ok if they live together?he is not neutered.
 

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No, it isn't. Pregnancy is VERY hard on both the sow and the pups, and the death rate is high. Guinea pigs are also susceptible to several genetic diseases that can cause lifelong bone pain, or wonky teeth, blindness and early death. Please do not put them together unless one of them is neutered.
 

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No, it isn't. Pregnancy is VERY hard on both the sow and the pups, and the death rate is high. Guinea pigs are also susceptible to several genetic diseases that can cause lifelong bone pain, or wonky teeth, blindness and early death. Please do not put them together unless one of them is neutered.
Ok I’ll try to take them apart as soon as possible, I just wanted to know because he doesn’t even know she’s there.
 

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If theyre already together, its almost guaranteed to be too late. How old are they?
 

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As @Guinea Pig Papa says, if they've been together more than about two weeks, she's almost certainly pregnant. And if she's over about 9 months old and this is her first pregnancy, it's considered high risk, and the older she is, the riskier it is.

At about 9 months of age, the pelvic ligaments of a sow begin to stiffen, keeping the pelvis from separating so the pups can pass through. A large pup can block the birth canal, causing the death of the mother and all unborn pups.

Please separate them NOW, even if you have to come up with a makeshift cage for one of them.
 

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Topic starter seems to have a lot of piggies. A boy and girl that were not living together, but also two girls that were not living together, but then also a boy and girl that are living together?

It’s all a bit… confusing
 

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