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Pregnancy My guinea pig might be pregnant?

littleb

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I have a 3 month old girl and I think she could be pregnant! I got her about 6 weeks ago, along with another baby. I was told that both were female so originally I was keeping them in the same cage. I later discovered that the other was a boy and separated them as soon as I could. They were almost 2 months old when I brought them home, and they were only in the same cage for a little more than a week. The girl has been on her own now for about a month. I know piggy pregnancies last around 60-70 days, but I am only just starting to see possible signs now. When I pick her up she seems to be irritable and she really doesn't want me to bother her. It feels like she's gaining weight, and she's definitely grown, but it feels like all the weight is in her stomach when I feel her. When I am in the room with her she will only come out to eat or drink, I'm not sure if she comes out when I'm not around like she used to (before when I was walking toward the room I could hear her scurry back into her hut to hide from me. I don't notice her doing that anymore).

I'm really just wondering what are the signs of pregnancy, and what should I look out for to find out if she really is pregnant? Does her behavior sound like that of a pregnant guinea?
 
There are several ways to tell if she's pregnant, but not until she's about six weeks along. You can weigh them both daily, at the same time of day, and compare the amount of weight gain. They should both be gaining steadily, because they're so young, but if she's pregnant, she'll be putting on weight much faster than the other one.

At 6-7 weeks, you can feel the pups kicking if you put your hands along her sides. Once you can feel them kicking, stop handling her unless it's necessary -- it's very uncomfortable for the sow.

A very few days before delivery, you can hear the pups gnashing their teeth, and 1-3 days before delivery, the pelvic bones will begin to separate.

There's no need for an x-ray to confirm the pregnancy unless you suspect that there's some problem. But I would have a vet lined up in case of emergency, because she's just a baby herself, and if she only has one large pup, she may have trouble delivering it. In that case, you may need emergency vet help.
 
hi there i dont know to to much about babie guinea pigs but my pig just had 2! and i know after a few weeks she looked fat! She would bite me when i cleaned out the cage, and hated it when i pet her when it was veggie time so on my opinion i would say yes BUT she might have a cold or a sickness so just to be on the safe side i would take her to the vet.
 
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