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Is She The Runt or Did Her Growth Get Stunted?

muffin_401

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I was noticing today that Streaker seems to be smaller than her sister. Is it possible that her growth got stunted or is she the runt of the litter? I never noticed any size difference when she was first born or even over the last few months. But now its a noticable difference. I don't have a scale to weigh her on, but she still eats, looks and plays like shes healthy.
 

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if you had a picture it would be easier to know.
 

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but if shes acting normal then she might be fine .maybe you should vist the vet?
 

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I believe that aome antibiodic can stunt growth if givin to young pigs, was she ever on antibiodics?
 

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A small kitchen scale can be bought a Walmart for under $20. Its a good idea to weigh your pigs weekly. Most times they loose weight before they start displaying any other symptoms of illness.

As a rule, baby guinea pigs should gain weight, not loose weight or stay the same. Are they on Alfalfa hay and Alfalfa based pellets? This is good for growing cavies.

Good luck.
 

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No she hasn't been on anitbiotics at all. And as for the alfalfa, she gets a mix of that and timmy everyday as well as a variety of fresh greens. But I will look into getting a kitchen scale.
 

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I've always assumed that my Cocoa was a runt. She's small for a guinea pig and seems to have stopped growing. My other girl, Petal, is at least six months older than her, still growing, and is already bigger than Cocoa. Of course, I have no way of confirming this, but I've always thought Cocoa must have been the runt of the litter. She's still cute though!
 
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