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Hello! New to guineas and inherited a baby

epicrubia

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Hi! My brother bought two guineas recently, completely unaware that one of them was already pregnant. She had her baby about 4 weeks ago and due to him becoming sexually mature and fear of another pregnancy I took him in. Ive grown up around dogs, cats and birds and these two are his first guineas so we are kind of figuring things out as we go/researching a lot. I do have 2 cats that come from multi pet households but I am keeping his enclosure in a separate room as I’ve read they’re super anxious around predatory pets and I dont want them sniffing around his enclosure and freaking him out. He was very social with their young daughter and I was able to hold and interact with him but once I brought him home and got him setup he has hidden himself away. Now Its only day 2 of having him with me, and ive read they need a lot of time to adapt so I don’t want to make him even more anxious, I’m sort of leaving him be for now and checkin in every now and then. I can tell hes eating his hay & food and drinking water but I’m anxious myself so I’m a little worried. Any advice for a beginner and for caring for a baby male would be greatly appreciated!
 

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ItsaZoo

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Congratulations on your new little guy! He will be wary and hiding for a while until he gets used to the sounds of the house. It’s a good idea to talk to him, sit by the cage, and interact so he gets to know you and expect a treat.

Here is a link to info on Guinea Pig Care. There are lots of experienced people out here to help you with questions.
 

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