See title. Moose has been kicking and throwing her butt and her baby recently. I have never seen this behavior before in any of my other guinea pigs. Should I separate them?
I believe Coco is a female. That's what we were told by the shelter I got her from and that's what it looks like to me. She is very young though.Hi! What gender is the baby? I've only seen my female do this to my male guinea pig and it is normally a back off thing with a spray of pee when he tries to hump her. My male is neutered and female is spayed. Most of the members are in the UK so they will get back with you when they get up in the morning. I'm curious to see what they say is going on here too.
Thank you for the replies. This is my first time with a baby. It has been a lot. Mom was found in the woods pregnant and baby was the runt of the litter. Until. ow they have gotten along fine. I hope I wake up to confirmation Coco is indeed a girl tomorrow...I'll let the experts weigh in on helping you out with the gender. I've never had baby piggies, but if they are anything like small children, I'm sure they are exhausting!
I forgot to mention earlier, but both Moose and Coco are really adorable.
Ah okay. There is no need to seperate them as long as they are both girls, and are not drawing blood. Mounting, rumbling, chasing and nipping (without drawing blood) are all normal dominance behaviours.I accidentally posted this twice. here is the other thread with pictures of the baby. I know Moose is a girl because she gave birth and was told Coco is a girl and she looks like one to me.
Anyone know what this behavior is? It sometimes can look like Moose (mom) is kicking Coco (baby). It's putting everyone on edge.
They have been together since she was born about two months ago and this came out of no where. I always struggle with sexing but will post pictures here. I do think she is female. I have only had them for 4 weeks so I don't really know them yet to know what is or isn't normal but this is my first time seeing this behavior. Baby coco is very high energy so maybe moose is just annoyed. View attachment 194920View attachment 194921View attachment 194922
That’s a low weight for an 8 - 9 week old baby. Please check the weight and weigh regularly.
Please do check the slit and for a penis ridge and compare with Mum’s genitalia.
Mums do kick their babies away if they are attempting to suckle and Mum’s milk is drying up.