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Today, Bear, my youngest male went to the vet to have his manhood taken away, he's recovering very well and I decided to snap some shots of him as well as of my three guys together, introductions are going smoothly, Ash, my male boy didnt seem very pleased with adding a male, he told me he would have preferred another chick to the group ...poor guy..lol


lil' Bear prior to his appointment earlier this morning




Bear after ...



Journey to meet fellow pigs..


looks like clicks have already formed..


nervous, he chows down before venturing to meet with the guys


maybe a bit too nervous...now he must use the restroom..


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Males are still fertile for three weeks after a neuter. From what I have read, your female is not spayed, therefore your female can still get pregnant.

I really wish you would read up on guinea pig care.

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oooh yeah i was just thinking the same thing....guinea pigs are still fertile 3 weeks after a neuter.
I think that was mentioned earlier on a different gp thread here as well.

I would separate them right away and keep them separate for another month just to be safe.


Good to see he is recovering well but im sure he is still a bit sore. I would play it safe and separate them.

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Yes, male guinea pigs are fertile for up to 3 weeks after their neuter. Also they should be kept in smaller quarantine cages lined with fleece or towels after surgery to prevent the wound from opening to help prevent abscesses which are disturbingly common among guinea pigs.

Please keep your recently neutered pig in a recovery cage by himself for at least 10 days to allow his wounds to heal, even if your female has been spayed.

Also, please be aware that two males with one female generally will not work as they will compete constantly for "rights" to her. It can be done (at one point I had 4 males with 2 spayed females), however very nasty fights can break out between the two competing males. Multiple males with one female would be the combination I would rate as least likely to work with most liklihood for injury to the pigs.

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i ve separated them, as far as more pigs i highly doubt i will go that far, when he recovers i will see how its going


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I really wish you would read up on guinea pig care.
i have never come across this information in any books i ve ever read, can you actually show me where i can find it?


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congrats on a surg well done! i know your two will be happy with the new friend *hugs*

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Thats because most guinea pig books are inaccurate. They don't list the right foods, housing, bedding, etc. So no wonder they don't list any info about neutering.

I am surprised that your vet would neuter a pig at such a young age and ever more surprised that they didn't give you some instructions to take home. The last thing on my mind would have been to add a pig just out of surgery with pigs he didn't know. Talk about some stress. But that's just me and my common sense, I guess.

Anyway, I have given this link to you before. I have also listed it many, many times. Guinea Pig Education, Care, Rescue and Adoption at Cavy Spirit.

Guinea Pig Neutering, How to Neuter your Guinea Pigs

Read over this too Guinea Lynx :: Post Operative Care

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Poor piggy has no man parts anymore..lol. I hope he recoveres quickly and good!

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i have never come across this information in any books i ve ever read, can you actually show me where i can find it?
Guinea Pig Neutering, How to Neuter your Guinea Pigs

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Make sure you wait three to four weeks after surgery before placing your neutered male with a female. The male needs time for any live sperm to die or work its way out of his system.
That page is really great, it was a wonderful reference to me after Hobo's neuter.
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Thats because most guinea pig books are inaccurate. They don't list the right foods, housing, bedding, etc. So no wonder they don't list any info about neutering.

I am surprised that your vet would neuter a pig at such a young age and ever more surprised that they didn't give you some instructions to take home. The last thing on my mind would have been to add a pig just out of surgery with pigs he didn't know. Talk about some stress. But that's just me and my common sense, I guess.

Anyway, I have given this link to you before. I have also listed it many, many times. Guinea Pig Education, Care, Rescue and Adoption at Cavy Spirit.

Guinea Pig Neutering, How to Neuter your Guinea Pigs

Read over this too Guinea Lynx :: Post Operative Care
thats the thing i cant actually find this three weeks after neuter statement in any of those links, and i dont know it all so this was something i hadnt known, my bad im only human, and where exactly is this sperm stored?


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I had told you before when you had talked about getting your first pig neutered.

In the Cavy Spirit link, look on the top right. The link called WAITING PERIOD takes you directly that part of the neuter information.

Also if you actually clicked on the link I gave you about neutering from cavyspirit. It also takes you directly to the part about waiting period.

You can also read it here. Guinea Lynx :: Links!

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That page is really great, it was a wonderful reference to me after Hobo's neuter.
thanks for that reference, but where is the 3wk neuter warning, i have read that in the past too

either way, not to continue this, i have already seperated him from the others and im going to visit the vet today and ask him this question, and in the future i ll reintroduce the trio and if it works, great , and if not i ll house seperately with another gp

im glad i posted this either way, at least i was warned of this 3 wk thing, i cant possibly learn everything on researching the internet and books bc they dont always paint the right picture and not all sites are credible, sometimes getting forum advice is better

now if indeed the pig has knocked up the female (which i HIGHLY doubt since the only mounting action i saw was male/male and i sat there the whole time) i ll deal with it, but i dont want assumed accusations of this and negative comments along with sarcastic statements bc it is highly uncalled for and unappreciated


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I had told you before when you had talked about getting your first pig neutered.

In the Cavy Spirit link, look on the top right. The link called WAITING PERIOD takes you directly that part of the neuter information.

Also if you actually clicked on the link I gave you about neutering from cavyspirit. It also takes you directly to the part about waiting period.

You can also read it here. Guinea Lynx :: Links!
i see that now, but that was in a REALLY obscure location, they should put it right in with the actual neuter info, thanks


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