Where People & Piggies Thrive

Newbie or Guinea Guru? Popcorn in!

Register for free to enjoy the full benefits.
Find out more about the NEW, drastically improved site and forum!

Register

Nursing pups

WendyK

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Posts
189
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Messages
189
How long do most pups nurse OR does it have more to do with size of pup rather than length of time? Thanks WendyK
 

Slap Maxwell

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Mar 1, 2005
Posts
4,880
Joined
Mar 1, 2005
Messages
4,880
I don't know how long they acctually drink milk, but they need to be seperated into sex at three weeks.
 

bare2feet

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
May 6, 2005
Posts
56
Joined
May 6, 2005
Messages
56
I don't know for sure but my female weaned her babies around the three to four week marker and they all did quite well.
 

bromers

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Jan 16, 2005
Posts
1,156
Joined
Jan 16, 2005
Messages
1,156
three weeks if normal and healthy four weeks if showing signs of illness/not able to cope by self.
 
Last edited:

WendyK

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Posts
189
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Messages
189
Thanks to all - I've adopted a pup (I've named her Mocha) from a friend - Mocha is now 5 weeks - last week was the transition week - I have the mom and Mocha together right now in their original cage - tomorrow I'm going to move mom and Mocha into the new cage and by the end of the week, I will give mom back to my friend - I've put a small stuffed terry cloth toy in with mom and Mocha, so when I separate mom from Mocha the toy will be rich with mom's scent. Mocha is eating everything (pellets, timothy hay, grass, apple, pineapple, carrot, parsley, kale, tomatoe) and drinking from the water bottle nicely and seems very happy - happy with her mom but also quite happy being held in human hands. I wish I could post a picture but I don't have the tech to do it. She is a brown and red teddy bear - she is beyond adorable.
 

bare2feet

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
May 6, 2005
Posts
56
Joined
May 6, 2005
Messages
56
Hi Wendy - I don't know whether or not you want to try it but when I seperated my babies indivigually from thier momma, I spent alot of time holding them. For the first week or so I seemed to have one of them in my arms all the time. We went and socialised around the house with all the human friends. I tried to get them to bond to me instead and it seemed to go really well ... I thought I was in for alot of crying for momma babies but it was very little if at all with two of them. (Plus it let me get to know the babies personalities). Try it - you'll like it !! LOL
 

rabbitsncavyluv

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Nov 11, 2004
Posts
5,863
Joined
Nov 11, 2004
Messages
5,863
So the baby is going to live alone? It's usually best to have a pair at least. Babies really need a friend.
 

WendyK

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Posts
189
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Messages
189
The mom had two babies (first time mom) but the other was born dead - I would have certainly taken two but that was not an option. I do hold this baby a lot. She's a real cuddler.
 
Status
This thread has been closed due to inactivity. You can create a new thread to discuss this topic.

Similar threads

Top