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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by amberrichardsonn, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. amberrichardsonn

    amberrichardsonn Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you put a male guinea pig, in the same hutch as two female guinea pigs?
     
  2. LotsaChicken

    LotsaChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    If you want lots and lots of babies you can.
     
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they may also fight.
     
  4. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lots and lots and lots and lots.....

    And yes, I agree with Baymule, they may also fight.
     
  5. smileyfacecat

    smileyfacecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They will most defiantly fight. How big is your tank/cage? Does it have a place for the female to hide? If I were you, I might do a gradual intro outside of the cage.
     
  6. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are the females? It could be pretty bad if they are older. I think you should make him a cage separately from the girls.


    Best laid out definition I could find.

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=786
    The timing of the first litter for the female is critical in breeding guinea pigs. While males can be used for breeding purposes any time after they are three or four months old, female guinea pigs should be bred the first time between four and seven months of age. This is related to the separation of certain pelvic bones just prior to delivery.
    In the week prior to delivery of a litter, the bones of the pelvis of the female guinea pig begin to separate. By delivery time a portion of the pelvis will have separated to just over an inch in width. If a guinea pig is not bred before seven months of age the bones of the pelvis become fused and unable to separate.

    If this condition is not discovered in time, dystocia (difficult delivery) will likely take the life of both the female and her litter. Caesarean section births can be performed by a Veterinarian, but doing surgery on guinea pigs is always risky because of their inability to handle anesthetic well.

    Guinea pig gestation is approximately 60 to 70 days, with litter sizes averaging two to five young. Although they are not weaned until 14 to 28 days after birth, guinea pigs are well developed and can see at birth. They are able to eat regular food pellets when they are just two days old.​
     

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