Baby Guinea Pig Care?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Mattemma, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Our girl had 3 babies last night.2 survived. Been reading up on baby care as we were not expecting this. Anyone on who can tell me what to do and what not to from personal experience.

    Going out to get some fresh veggies and more covers to use for bedding. They sure are cute.Kids already named them.Me, I am wondering who I can give them too!
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  2. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
    Their mother will take care of them at first. be sure she has a good variety of foods,pellets,greens,carrots,hay. The babys will start eating these also in a day or two. They really are quiet easy to raise.
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Thanks! I read parsley is good for them,but not grown ups.Will it be an issue if the mom eats some? I just got home from the grocery and RJ(the one with white) had got out of one cage. I found him behind a rosemary plant. So thankful the cat did not get him.I moved them to another cage,but the bars are the same so I moved the cage into my dd's bedroom just in case. Go figure the cat was sleeping under the bed covers,and I locked her in with the piggies. I have taken a dozen pictures,but none do justice to their cuteness. Quite a nice holiday suprise for the family.

  4. indi

    indi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2011
  5. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    I think a baby guinea pig is about the cutest thing there is!

    We've had four litters and they pretty much raise themselves. They nurse mama and we just keep plenty of regular GP food and throw in fresh kale, carrots, tomatoes, whatever we have on hand. They grow so fast.

    Daddy was neutered last week. [​IMG] If that's an option for you, my vet charged only $45 (basically the cost of a cat neuter).

    Good luck with them!

    ETA: Mama can be pregnant again within 48 hours of giving birth. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  6. blueeyeddemon

    blueeyeddemon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2012
    South Texas
    48 hours?!?! Wow!!! I'm glad Zac didn't have a girlfriend XD
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012

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