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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Ugh why does this always happen to me?

Well a few days ago my boyfriend bought me another guinea pig...which I am happy about and I named it Wilson. He bought it from petco and brought it to my house and stuck it in the cage with my other guinea pig Chester. I wasn't home at the time. They were living together for a few days and I noticed that Chester was humping Wilson alot. So I pulled Wilson out to have at look at it and sure enough...it a girl...it was supposed to be a boy...or at least I am thinking its a girl...it has nipples...Now I dont know what to do because I dont have any idea how old she is or if she is pregnant. Ugh I am so stressed out. Also, she was in with male guinea pigs at the store then too...what are the chances she is pregnant? It seems I always end up with the wrong sex...Has happened several times with rabbits as well.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 06:03 PM
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Little boys can have nipples too, mine did. If she is a girl she probably will be pregnant. Sorry

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Maybe to prevent this from happening in the future you could do some research to learn how to sex small animals yourself.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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I do know how to sex them. I just didn't think to do it until it was too late...and after sexing it I am pretty sure its a girl. I'm just not amazing at it when they are young....Anyways is there any way to tell if she is pregnant?

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She will start gaining weight and take on a pear shape for one.




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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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She is really tiny...only about half the size of Chester...is she going to be ok?

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2009, 08:35 AM
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Females tend to be smaller than males. Weigh her now, and keep monitoring her weight. Some females will handle giving birth okay, others won't. It's always a dangerous time whatever, but it's not uncommon for guinea-pigs to get pregnant while very young.

Guinea-pigs have a fairly long gestation. 63 days ish I think. I would expect 2-5 babies. and make sure your very good at sexing by the time the babies are born. You'll need to seperate any boys out at 3-4 weeks. The babies are adorable. Be prepared to love them utterly. If you're going to rehome them start finding potential homes now.

She may not be okay. Obviously it's more likely she will with advice from a cavy competent vet. Monitor her weight, her food, and make sure you know her personality well and that she is comfortable and relaxed around you.
Read up on likely problems so you know what you should be looking for.
You can't guarantee she'll be fine, but you can make it a lot more likely.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much for the advice. I will weigh her and monitor her. I will also do some more reading on sexing guinea pigs.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-14-2009, 01:23 AM
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Let us know how much she currently weighs and how long she is. Their weights vary, but it should give some indication how she'll handle it. I have some photos of Harry when she was pregnant, and she ended up nearly as wide as she was long.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-14-2009, 05:48 AM
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http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm

Here's a page on sexing piggies. Your pig may still be a male, since males will mount each other for dominance. Don't let the behavior determine the sex.

And roll up a newspaper and whap your boyfriend on the nose. Even if it was a male, just dumping a pig into the cage like this is a recipe for disaster. He could have caused some animal great pain for his carelessness.

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