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Sexing not sure of sex????

didi1975

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hi there everyone im new here and new at bein a piggy mummy! i brought my alfred 2day from a nice lady but shes not 100% sure if its a boy??? said she dont normally have problem telling... i looked up on you tube it says the male has a spot/ lump above the Y i had a look looks like theirs something there??? and had a squeeze still not sure im sure time will tell ???:confused:
 

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How old is your piggie?
 

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A petstore that sells piggies was located just down a strip mall by Kay's in my area (I was going for a mother's day gift). I stopped in to look at the piggie supplies and went to pet the piggies ( I cannot resist petting them even though they are in a petstore) and I pretty much was teaching myself how to sex a piggy while I was there. I was picking randomly ones up (they were not separated by sexes which is a BAD idea from the stores part obviously) but I ignored it (took all my might to) and was teaching myself. I found a really friendly little thing, did not squirm at all, and it was comfortable in my hands. Didn't try to get away, was very nosy with my rings I had, and I thought "Oh, what a sweetie!" I checked the sex, and you could def. tell it was a HE!!!! Had he been a girl and in a shelter I would have taken him home in a heartbeat. Most calm piggy I'd ever come across, especially for a petstore when all hands are reaching down and picking them up.

He was probably about 8 weeks I am guessing??? My friend went in and actually asked about them and she was told they were 4 weeks (another reason I refuse to buy a piggy from a petstore now to profit them taking little ones so early).

I think you can type in google about sexing piggies, and I also have learned that way. There for a while I thought my Little Red was actually a male because she kept trying to mount Mocha for like a week so I was OCD about checking her and Mocha and comparing. Little Red is most def a girl and so is Mocha. Little Red was just hitting a horomone spike from what I understood.

I keep rambling! Sorry! I never have understood they Y concept honestly...Good luck to you! :)
 

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This page was SO helpful to me when I was trying to figure out if my boy was actually a boy:

Sexing Guinea Pigs: How to Sex a Guinea Pig

There is a Sexing Page on guinealynx as well ( http://www.guinealynx.info/sexing.html ) , but I prefer the cavyspirit one because it has clear pictures to make comparisons to.

On a boy, right above the genital area, you should feel a little ridge. What I (eventually) did was gently pressed above the ridge to move it toward the genital area...if you do this, the penis should come out. The first few times I did it, nothing happened so I thought he was a girl (I didn't feel testicles whatsoever). Once I cleaned that area though, I realized that the opening where the penis would come out was blocked by some white gunk. So once his area was clean, I was able to clearly see that he was a boy. The testicle thing, I still can't figure out. Sometimes they're there and sometimes they're not.
 
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