PLEASE HELP! Pregnant Guinea Pig! I Don't Know What To Do?

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Mango will be fine if she has her babies when you're not home, because it's best for the baby (babies) to get over the shock of coming out in peace and quiet with their mother. YES you will need to separate Millie and Mango because Mango may become defensive and attack Millie! Mango most likely will not die. The baby (babies) will get food and milk from the mother but after a week or less they will begin to eat regular guinea pig food (pellet feed, timothy hay, water) but about the hay: Switch from Timothy hay to Alfalfa hay because Alfalfa hay is made specially for pregnant mothers and growing babies. After 21 days separate the males from the females. The female(s) can stay with the mother. If she gives birth to more than one, then if the males fight you'll need to separate them. You can hold newborn guinea pigs but only for 2-3 minutes. NEVER force him/her/them away from the mother, especially if the mother was nursing or grooming him/her before. Give the mother more water and veggies than usual.
~proud owner of 7 guinea pigs!
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Hiya I'm no expert but have had 2 litters of guinea pig babies, firstly yes you need to seperate them as the other female may squash the babies, secondly don't worry! Guinea pigs are pretty self sufficient when giving birth they don't make nests or anything so youll only know when you peep in and the babies are there! Both my litters have been trouble free but I'm maybe lucky? The babies are born eyes open and hairy and will be running round with in hours of birth and be eating solids within hours although will be feeding off mummy also! One thing to note though my girls were intogether until pregnant when I seperated them several weeks before the birth and now they don't get on at all and have had to stay seperated as they seem to hate each other, not sure if its a hormone thing! Hope ive helped a little, let us know how you get on!

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