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    I took on a young guinea pig after the local corn stores put her in with the males over Christmas.

    She gave birth to one beautiful little baby last night. Here he is only a couple of hours old:

    and this morning:


    and with his mummy


    and with his Uncle Murphy, who will probably remain his companion after he is too old to stay with Mum.


    They are such amazing little things. He has already managed to jump out of the litter tray and has had a nibble of hay. Mum (Harriet) is doing well, and seems happier now she doesn't have him kicking her in the ribs. She is only 3-4 months old herself, she needs to get this mothering over with and go back to play. He can only stay with her for a couple of weeks anyway as he could get her pregnant by the time he is 3 weeks old!

    I think I will call him Finn as I think it means red in Irish and he is such a gorgeous red colour and he will be living with Murphy.
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    Awww Louise - he is just lovely and what a beautiful glossy coat - what a good lookin little man he is going grow up to be - and Finn just sooo suits him - Welcome to the world little boy -

    PS - What age do they become vocal Louise - I can send you some Ear Defenders by post should you need them

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    Thanks Lany

    He is already talking away, but just soft little clucks matching the noises Hatty is making. No doubt he will soon learn the noise of plastic bags, and if he stays in the kitchen the sound of the fridge opening. Before I got the shed that used to set them all off in the winter - what a chorus And it made me feel guilty when I was getting myself something, not them
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    AWWWWWWWWWWWWW bless, I want to pinch him from you!! I think its amazing that guineas can run around from birth eating and fully furred and eyes opened!! They are total little miniature adults arnt they, like a little "mini-me"!! He is gorgeous!!

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    louise sorry to change the subject but i will be quick, is strawberry an NZ?? i keep admiring that buns hes gorgeous (i think i heard you say he was a buck?)

    Eve x

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    omg the little baby is like my mom's guinea pig - she is an agoutie aren't they beautiful and so amazing how they are perfectly formed with fur and all - just like little hamsters but guinea pigs ahhhh I will never forget when our guinea had theor babies
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    wow cute or what how many babies do gineau pigs usually have he looks quite big although pictures can be very deceptive
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    Baby guineapigs are soo cute. Its amazing they pop out looking just like miniture adult piggies and start eating solids from the start Watching them follow their mum around is sooo sweet!

    I think around two babies is average, they're quite big when they are born and have all their fur and eyes open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnylove
    louise sorry to change the subject but i will be quick, is strawberry an NZ?? i keep admiring that buns hes gorgeous (i think i heard you say he was a buck?)

    Eve x
    I'm fairly sure he is a New Zealand. I was told he was a British Giant before I had him, but I don't think so, his ears aren't big enough. Then his being a Flemish Giant was mentioned, but again that doesn't quite fit. He looks New Zealand to me, and the ear proportion seems right for one. He was between 4 and 5 kg when I first had him as weighed by the vet when he was neutered, but I think he is heavier now. So he is a giant, but not a particularly big giant - which again fits with his being a NZ. He also has a very fluffy coat (which really needs grooming but he won't let me ) which is again a NZ trait. Sorry this is a bit wooly (like him ).
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    Guineas usually have between 2 and 4 babies, so Hatty Pig did well only to have one. He looks big because she is only a baby herself, and Murphy is my smallest adult pig, and because piggies are so mature at birth.

    He gets more active by the minute, and more talkative, especially as she keeps stepping on him But then he is under her feet all the time
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