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Milo+Fizz
11-11-2009, 10:00 AM
As a follow on to my thread about whether I should take on a possible pregnant guinea pig as her breeder was getting rid of her "stock" well my heart ruled my head and I phoned to say I was on my way to get her. Once I was there she told me she was definatly pregant as she was able to tell once she got her from the garden for me. She hadnt seen her for weeks as she'd been feeding her in the dark. My word Ive never seen anything so fat in my life, she can barley walk :shock:. So im gonna need to do alot of research as I know nothing :oops:. She has been in with the male since before her last litter so dad could help her raise them:?. Vibes for my new little babies please, I so hope they all make it. :love: :love:

Carrie14
11-11-2009, 10:57 AM
:wave: My g.pig had babies when I was younger. Don't worry we kept them all.
I had to hand rear the runt though as he was to weak to get to mums milk.

Was the best learning curve of my life.

I am not going to offer advice as we did it in a very ignorant way, maybe just luck that they all survived.:shock::(

There is a G.Pig forum that is really good.

http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/ Don't know if that is right though:?

Good luck and photos please:love:

minirex
11-11-2009, 11:52 AM
If she is that big then expect babies very soon. I had two pigs give birth within an hour of each other. They didn't need any help from me. Just made sure the food dish was full and they had lot's of hay and water. The babies were up and running about soon after birth and they were eating the same food as mum too. They have fur and open eyes when they are born so much eaiser than baby buns.
One pig had 3 babies and the other had 4. I watched while they were born, wonderful to see as I wasn't expecting it. I had only opened the hutch to feed them!

Good luck, can't wait to see piggy baby pics :love:

steph182
11-11-2009, 03:05 PM
SO glad you went and got her :D
She is now a lucky piggy to have found a new home and to be able to be cared for nicely while she has her babies!

lil860
11-11-2009, 04:15 PM
I breed guinea pigs. Just make sure she has a lot of fresh veg , greens are very good for a sows milk production also hay and plenty of water as they drink alot whilst pregnant. She should be fine they often give birth when you are not there. It sounds like she dosnt have much longer to go.If you can see the babies moving about and kicking she could have them quite soon! Mini pigs are usually ok and even start nibbling the day they are born. Male babies need to be separated from 2.5 weeks as they can breed with mum and any sisters in the litter. Hope that helps a bit any questions feel free to ask :D

Radish
11-11-2009, 05:15 PM
the babies tend to move around less as the day of birth gets nearer,they get into position and tend not to roll and kick very much.

Babies are often born in the early hours and generally mums cope very well. Babies won't feed from mum usually for a few hours after birth, then they'll take it in turns and often form an orderly cue for milk.

The babies are eating solid food from day two onwards.

Males can be quite saucy and should be removed at 21/28 days depending on whether they start to purr round their mum. I have successfully left small boys with mum up until 28 days old but generally would remove good size boys at 21 days but no earlier as to my mind it is detrimental to their behavioural development to remove them earlier than this.

hope that helps.

Milo+Fizz
11-11-2009, 06:32 PM
Thank you for your help everyone and your support:D. She is an absolute food hover and shes drunk nearly half a bottle of water in 24 hours! As soon as I put her in the hutch she hid in the hay and started munching it. Ive been looking at the guinea pig forum and seen all the baby pictures, my god they are just the cutest little things. I just hope she gives birth okay as thats my biggest fear right now. She looks like a little whale bless her. :love: :love:

halfpenny
11-11-2009, 07:26 PM
Good luck, I might be looking for comfort in a couple of weeks time!

Milo+Fizz
11-11-2009, 10:39 PM
She doesnt actually look as big in these photos as she does in real life.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t53/86chell86/CIMG0682.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t53/86chell86/CIMG0685.jpg

biscandmatt1
11-11-2009, 10:41 PM
looks like you won't be waiting long for those mini piggies! :D

donnamt
11-11-2009, 10:45 PM
thats gotta be really uncomfortable :shock::shock::shock::shock:

antigone
11-11-2009, 10:47 PM
:shock::shock::shock:

Jaysmonkey
11-11-2009, 10:48 PM
I second that! :shock::shock::shock::shock:

Milo+Fizz
11-11-2009, 10:50 PM
It doesnt look like too much fun :lol: You can feel the babies if your gentle :mrgreen: It freaks me out!

It was a great way to get away with bringing a new pet home as OH was too gobsmacked at the size of her. His words were along the lines of..."Oh my god Ive never seen a guinea pig that fat in my life" :lol:

Candiflare
11-11-2009, 10:51 PM
I've never seen a pregnant piggy before... Oh my GOD! :p

Hunnybunny2007
11-11-2009, 10:56 PM
Poor girly, hope everything goes okay, and look forward to baby piccies:D

Milo+Fizz
11-11-2009, 10:59 PM
Poor girly, hope everything goes okay, and look forward to baby piccies:D

I cant wait:D As someone that is so against breeding you dont expect to be able to have mini anythings so this is exciting for me. Especially as I am in a position to be able to keep them all :love:.

Hunnybunny2007
11-11-2009, 11:02 PM
I cant wait:D As someone that is so against breeding you dont expect to be able to have mini anythings so this is exciting for me. Especially as I am in a position to be able to keep them all :love:.

Thats lovely, how many is she likely to have?

Milo+Fizz
11-11-2009, 11:04 PM
Thats lovely, how many is she likely to have?

I have no idea :lol:. Shes had 1 litter before and had 2 boars. The average is between 3 and 6 I think. God help me if theres more :shock:.

kerry-123
11-11-2009, 11:04 PM
WOW my Heidi is about half the size of her :lol: sending healthy baby piggy and mother vibes!

lottielouise
12-11-2009, 12:12 AM
She looks fit to pop!

Daisylop
12-11-2009, 11:01 AM
Awwww bless her!! Its not surprising the size she is when you see baby piggies:shock:.Hope all goes well for her and her bubbas!!

areia
12-11-2009, 11:49 AM
how long you had her now, takes about 9 weeks shes gonna get bit bigger before she pops bless her , they remined me of side plates just get wider and and wider

ShazzaBunny
12-11-2009, 11:51 AM
Oh bless her, wont be long now!

Milo+Fizz
12-11-2009, 06:33 PM
how long you had her now, takes about 9 weeks shes gonna get bit bigger before she pops bless her , they remined me of side plates just get wider and and wider

Ive only had her a couple of days and her old owner didnt even know she was pregnant so I have no chance of working out when she could be due.

areia
12-11-2009, 07:48 PM
http://www.guinealynx.info/reproduction.html this poor piggie is hugeeeeeeee has 6 in there though but has some info for ya

Milo+Fizz
12-11-2009, 07:52 PM
http://www.guinealynx.info/reproduction.html this poor piggie is hugeeeeeeee has 6 in there though but has some info for ya

OMG :shock: I take it all back, I best go feed my new girl as she looks awfully thin :lol:. That is beyond huge!!! She reminds me of a fat toad. Will have a good read now thanks.

Milo+Fizz
22-11-2009, 09:47 AM
WE HAVE BABIES!!! Oh my word they are just gorgeous, all 4 of them :love:. Mommy is doing ever so well with them and they are now in the house so I can keep a good eye on them. I will add pictures later. They seem to be popcorning all around the cage or am I imagining that, are they to young?:oops: Either way they are just fascinating to watch. :love:

Jaysmonkey
22-11-2009, 09:51 AM
Congratulations! :wave:

Daisylop
22-11-2009, 09:55 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! on the baby piggies :love::love: cant wait for the pics.Mummy must be feeling so much comfier.

Milo+Fizz
22-11-2009, 10:18 AM
Thank you! :D

Carrie14
22-11-2009, 10:40 AM
Congrats on babies:love: They are so well formed compared to other babies aren't they:love:

Char-x
22-11-2009, 10:55 AM
Congrats! :D

Milo+Fizz
22-11-2009, 12:13 PM
Thanks! It is amazing how formed they are. Even my partner was beaming when he first saw them and hes not an animal lover. :love:

raine
22-11-2009, 12:14 PM
It must be a relief they are here and she is okay.

Milo+Fizz
22-11-2009, 12:22 PM
It must be a relief they are here and she is okay.

Oh it really is. Im so glad shes okay bless her, I really wanted this to work out for her. Shes a pet mommy now and not stock so will get all the love she needs. :love:

Bunnyaddict
22-11-2009, 12:27 PM
Only just seen this thread - well done for giving her & her babies their forever home :) I bet mummy piggie is feeling soooooo much better now bless her - can't wait for pics :D

Milo+Fizz
22-11-2009, 12:49 PM
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t53/86chell86/070.jpg

I took a quick pic as I dont want to stress them out to much. More pics will follow in a few days :D.

biscandmatt1
22-11-2009, 12:54 PM
i'm in love!!!!!!!!!! :love: they are gorgeous! mummy piggy very pretty aswell! :love: you must be so happy! :D

kerry-123
22-11-2009, 12:54 PM
awwwwwwwww :love:

Julia123
22-11-2009, 12:55 PM
AWWWW :love::love::love::love:

Woodlouse
22-11-2009, 12:59 PM
How sweet are they?! :love:

Becky86
22-11-2009, 01:02 PM
Awwwh im not a piggy lover at all but they are absolutely gorgeous :love::love: Hope all goes well with the little guys :love:

xXx

melaniejb
22-11-2009, 01:10 PM
They are so cute!!!! I want a guinea pig now!!!!!!! :love::love::love::love::love:

petparadise123
22-11-2009, 01:13 PM
:love:

kaths101
22-11-2009, 01:18 PM
OMG how cute are they - I cant believe how formed they are - i thought they would be pink, wrinkly and ugly :lol:

Wilbur
22-11-2009, 01:28 PM
They are so lovely, it amazes me how beautiful new born guinea pigs are. :love:

elve_mk2
22-11-2009, 03:26 PM
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t53/86chell86/070.jpg

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awww how cute are they :love: takes me back to this time exactly 4 years ago when my very similar looking 'got from a breeder who was getting rid of stock' :roll: massive girly popped out 4 babies! :D Baby pigs are sooooo cute - wait till they start popcorning all over the place like they're on springs - you'll be in stitches :lol:

donnamt
22-11-2009, 04:23 PM
awwwwwwwwwwwww awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::l ove::love::love::love::love:

Jaysmonkey
22-11-2009, 04:25 PM
OMG! too cute :shock::love::love::love::love:

Bunnyaddict
22-11-2009, 04:42 PM
Awwww sqqquuuueeeee too cute for words!!!! :love::love::love:

biscuitblossom
22-11-2009, 05:33 PM
They are just too cute!!:love::love:

Biscuit's Mum!
22-11-2009, 05:36 PM
Awwww, I did a full on gasp when the pic came up :love::love::love:

BB Mommy
22-11-2009, 05:44 PM
So cute!:love:
I'm still amazed at how advanced piggies are when they're first born - incredible!

Milo+Fizz
22-11-2009, 05:45 PM
Thanks everyone! :D

elve_mk2
22-11-2009, 06:28 PM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned on this thread that the boy babies (if any) need to leave mum and sisters when they are 3 weeks old! I'm so glad someone on this forum told me that when I rescued my gang - I never would have guessed they started breeding when they were so tiny! Girls can get pregnant aged 5 weeks old too :shock:

I found it easy to sex them though after about 3 days - boys have an i and girls have a Y - the dot on the i being a teeny willy :lol:

Twinsen_Patrick
22-11-2009, 06:38 PM
AHHHHH look at the cuteness :love::love: x

Milo+Fizz
22-11-2009, 08:15 PM
Thanks Eve, I am aware that I need to split the boys at 3 weeks but thanks for the heads up. I just hope there not all boys as I would feel so bad taking them all away from her:( :oops:

hellsdarkrose
22-11-2009, 08:59 PM
Awww soo cute.:love::love::love::love:

I love the fact that baby piggies have such big feet and ears.

MiniMadTez
22-11-2009, 09:09 PM
They are SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :love:

halfpenny
22-11-2009, 10:01 PM
They are really cute, I do hope Tansy doesn't have 4 though:shock:

Char-x
22-11-2009, 11:23 PM
I cant get over how cute they are. I'm glad this has been a success story, but honestly you have done such a fab job and I love how you have made sure the NIC cubes have been changed etc. I have such incredibly high standards for guinea pig care but I'm sooo impressed! :D:D:D:D

Good luck sexing etc!

Milo+Fizz
23-11-2009, 07:26 AM
Halfpenny Im quite releived theres only four as I was thinking of what I would do if there were 6 or more :shock:.
Thanks Char that means alot. Yep Ive changed all the NIC cubes to the solid ones it just means Ive had to make it a bit smaller due to having less of the grids but Its 4x2 so still enough for now. Ive also added a roof to be on the safe side. :D

Lspacehopper
23-11-2009, 09:28 AM
Awww...they're beautiful!! :love: x

raine
23-11-2009, 09:45 AM
Im amazed that they all have the white band, exactly like mom. Also there is one who is identical to mom. Its fascinating.

Inimical Me
23-11-2009, 11:27 AM
Mini pigs! They are adorable! :love::love::love:

Daisylop
23-11-2009, 12:47 PM
baby piggies!!!!:love::love::love::love:

elve_mk2
23-11-2009, 03:43 PM
Thanks Eve, I am aware that I need to split the boys at 3 weeks but thanks for the heads up. I just hope there not all boys as I would feel so bad taking them all away from her:( :oops:

Milo (in my avatar) was an only pig - he was humping his mummy aged 3 weeks, but when I took him out he squealed and cried ALL DAY poor lad it was so sad - Whereas his mum just breathed a sigh of relief and got some kip, so don't worry about her :D

ETA - just remembered, Florence my mum to 4 babies had a small cat carrier top only in the cage, so she could hop up there and get away from demanding little mouths when she felt like it - it was better than a pigloo because the top was flat, and big enough inside for them all to fit in, plus cat carriers usually have slits in the plastic - condensation is a real problem in plastic houses for pigs as it causes health probs with their skin.

Milo+Fizz
23-11-2009, 06:57 PM
Thanks everyone. I have to agree whith the fact they are gorgeous :lol: :love:.

Milo+Fizz
23-11-2009, 08:18 PM
Why has this been moved to RABBIT chat? They're guinea pigs :? :lol: :lol:

Mumtobuns
23-11-2009, 08:26 PM
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SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! Cute cute cute cute cute!!!!!!!!!:love:

BeatrixPotter
23-11-2009, 09:01 PM
Awww they are so cute!!!:love:

My mum used to breed GP's when I was a child.:oops: I loved all the baby piggies:love:

Snowberry
23-11-2009, 09:05 PM
I am not a piggie fan but those babies are sooooo gorgeous!!! :love: