If your guinea pig is pregnant you should be able to see her stomach become more rounded due to the growth of the offspring and the increased amount of food that she will be eating. Other signs of pregnancy in guinea pigs are that they become quite anti social, resisting being picked, biting and fighting with any other guinea pigs that may be in with them. These signs are due to her desire to protect her offspring. If however she does allow you to pick her up and stroke her stomach you should be able to feel the offspring.
Females that have never given birth commonly develop irreversible fusing of the pubic symphysis, a joint in the pelvis, after ten months of age. If they become pregnant after this has happened, the birth canal will not widen sufficiently; this may lead to dystocia and death as they attempt to give birth. Females can become pregnant again 6-48 hours after giving birth, but it is not healthy for a female to be constantly pregnant. Toxemia of pregnancy is common and kills many pregnant females. Signs of toxemia include anorexia, lack of energy, excessive salivation, a sweet or fruity breath odor due to ketones, and seizures in advanced cases. Pregnancy toxemia appears to be most common in hot climates. Other serious complications of pregnancy can include a prolapsed uterus, hypocalcaemia, and mastitis
The guinea pig , also called the cavy, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia. Despite their common name, these animals are not in the pig family, nor are they from Guinea. They originated in the Andes, and earlier studies based on biochemistry and hybridization suggested they are domesticated descendants of a closely related species of cavy such as Cavia aperea.
In Western societies, the guinea pig has enjoyed widespread popularity as a household pet since its introduction by European traders in the 16th century. Their docile nature, their responsiveness to handling and feeding, and the relative ease of caring for them, continue to make the guinea pig a popular pet.
If your pet is pregnant then you will find it gaining weight in few days. But it shows that something else is really bothering it. I think it has some problem in its stomach. It is having some sort of pain that is making it panicked this way. Try to find out if there is any hardness in there. Is your guinea pig excreting normally or suffering from constipation. Constipation may cause pain in its stomach. Change its food to something light and digestible. Take it to vet soon for a thorough check up.
If her belly is shaped like a pear
Yes, I think your guinea pig is pregnant. Biting, resisting picking up, fighting with other guinea pigs, all these signs are showing that she wants to protect her babies. Moreover, she starts eating a lot during pregnancy, and her belly becomes very round. If she ever lets you touch her belly, you will be able to feel the babies through her thin skin.
I have two guinea pigs one male one female I don't know whether she is pregnant or not because she doesnt like to be touched when shes inside the cage whoever comes near to her she runs quickly in every direction of the cage I don't know if shes pregnant or just to sensitive to be touched.
I have a mother guinea that is also a grandmother. She recently had 3 babies:two girls and a boy.the mother(chichi)keeps on attaching her babies which are 4-5 months old. She slowly walks towards them and then starts following them aroung the cage. Then she tries to bite them.my dad told me that she is close to pregnancy and is just trying to keep her other babies out of her territory. I don't know if she's pregnant but I'm gussing because she has a sought of pear shaped belly.she also lets my touch her belly. But I can't really feel her babies inside. It feels like she's been pregnant for ages, because the male mated her ages ago. About maybe feburary. Hope I helped.
Well I have 2 female gp's but 2day I got a male and I put 1 female in with the male so I can breed them. But if this helps, I would say that your female is pregnant because she bites, she won't let you pick her up, she's eating and drinking more and she's getting big [and round].I know all this because my mum has had heeps of gp's in her life so she has had a lot of experiance and she told me the signs that a gp is or isn't pregnant.
That would possibly mean she is in heat if she is bleeding but if you are not sure go to a vet
Well the sows belly should be a bit hard .a few weeks before the birth you should be able to see and feel the babies.Hope I helped
The easiest thing to do is feel her belly and see if you can feel anything
I'm worried my 8wk old is pregnant, I got her at 4wks and as she lives with other girls she got pregnant before I got her..if she is. I can feel weird hard things in her belly which looks bigger now, but I'm wondering if I should be doing more for her or keeping an extra close eye on her as she's so young. Would she be in any danger when she gives birth? She's only small herself and I am quite worried..I only wanted girls so there would be no babies. What sort of diet should she be on?
You will notice the guinea pigs tummy will get a big bigger, and you might notice this about 2-3 weeks into the pregnancy. The pregnant guinea pig will be eating and drinking more. The guinea pig may not be moving around as much as she used too. My guinea pig is due any day now and her tummy is really big and you can feel the babies moving. If you are not sure if your guinea pig is pregnant then I would take it to the vets.
My guinea pig is always hiding in her little hut thing, and she fights with my other female guinea pig when it goes inside of the hut with her. She eats a lot of timothy hay and eats a lot more than the other guinea pig. She isn't has active either! But she does let me feel her stomach. I have had her for 32 days now. Is she pregnant? I really need to know!
My guinea pig has a bump on her neck and she lays in one corner of the cage and if I set her in the other corner she runs back to the other corner I took her out and set her on a box I have in my room I picked her up and there was blood her her belly you can see her breathing by her side I really hope she has babies but I do not know what is wrong with her I am hoping she is pregnant
I have a male guinea pig and I brought a female yesterday from the pet shop.... I don't know if she is pregnant as she is not as active as the male , she just stay in one spot and every time I put my hands around her sides of her tummy she makes guinea pig noises please advise me as I just brought her yesterday. Should I move the male out of her cage advise me
I'm really not sure if my guinea pig is pregnant because it looks like she is putting weight and drinking a lot more. She is eating a lot more hay and nuggets and looks like her belly is getting bigger. She has be biteing me a lot. When I put her in the run with other females she with try and start a fight with them but never done that before when I put her in the run she was having fun with them. I really want to know?
I have a so called male and he is getting a verry round tummy, I thought he might just be getting fat but it isn't allover, it is just his lower belly, I can feel stuff lumpy in it and his teets are getting bigger, is he a girl and is he preggers? Please help he is in with a definate male as well but before this he was in with his brother but his brother died so could he be pregnant ahhh!
She does not want to be touched
Mine is leaking a discharge out I wonder how soon till I have babies
She probably is but in her first few weeks
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I don know if my Ginny pig is pregnant how do I find out? But its belly is big not very big but quite big....
My guinea pig is supposedly pregnant , but I'm not completely sure. She is at 1 month in the pregnancy and has kinda a pear shape. In the back she is twice as big as her sister(not pregnant) but does not look that big either. At 1 week she drank a whole in tire water bottle in 36 hours. She tries to get all the food but usually doesn't. When she stands up on the food bowl she looks huge and still bigger than her sister. She always hides and runs away from everybody and snaps at her sister her best friend in the world. She ignored the male before we took him out. I am still second guessing myself, and I need someone that is experienced to give me their opinion.
I have a girl guinea pig and a boy I got them 5 days ago and the pet shop said that she could be pregnant she is fat and has 2 treats on her tummy g harbinson
I havé a female and mâle guinea pig.when I got them they said thé mâle was nutered. But thé female is getting fat