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Baby pooping a lot more than normal?

Kazzy

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Yesterday I adopted 2 baby sheba girls. I already have 2 boys so I am aware of how to look after guinea pigs, although I have never had to care for baby guinea pigs. I was told they are 10 weeks old, however they are a lot smaller than 10 week old pigs should be.
Both today and yesterday I handled the 2 of them to get them used to it, and one of them was pooping a very large amount on the blanket we had her on (36 in 40 minutes). Today while handling the same one, she pooped on me around 15 times in 10 minutes. This is much less than my boys have ever done, they are healthy poops, but I'm just not sure if I should be worried or not. I'm thinking it could be because of them being babies but I'm not sure.
Should I be worried?
 

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it’s good they’re pooping lots, means plenty of food is going in! It’s always a good idea to get new piggies vet checked in any event so it is worth mentioning to the vet.

One thing I do just want to mention is that introducing sows into a room which has only ever housed boars can cause problems for the boars relationship - the smell of girls can cause them to fall out. You will need to ensure the girls are kept well away from the boys, ideally in another room but If this isn’t possible, then in a stacking cage with the girls at the bottom so the smell doesn’t fall down onto the boys, or with a divider between the cages which is higher and wider than the cages. Always ensure you handle the boys first so as to not transfer girly smells to them
 

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Yesterday I adopted 2 baby sheba girls. I already have 2 boys so I am aware of how to look after guinea pigs, although I have never had to care for baby guinea pigs. I was told they are 10 weeks old, however they are a lot smaller than 10 week old pigs should be.
Both today and yesterday I handled the 2 of them to get them used to it, and one of them was pooping a very large amount on the blanket we had her on (36 in 40 minutes). Today while handling the same one, she pooped on me around 15 times in 10 minutes. This is much less than my boys have ever done, they are healthy poops, but I'm just not sure if I should be worried or not. I'm thinking it could be because of them being babies but I'm not sure.
Should I be worried?
Hi!

If they are healthy poos, then please don't worry. Lots of poops is GOOD!

Rather than fixating on the poos, rather monitor your piggies by weighing once weekly and by feeding a grass hay based diet (ca. 80 % of the daily food intake) with only a small bowl of preferably green veg per piggy per day and 1 tablespoon of pellets in order to encourage them to eat as much hay as possible as well as filtering the water. It is the food that guinea pigs have evolved on and that can make a real difference to a health life time.
Weight - Monitoring and Management
Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diets
 
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