Boy Or Girl?

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hi I've had my guinea pig for a year and I'm just now learning about the intricacies of taking care of your piggie. I thought he was a boy but we looked and we thought it was a girl but I looked again and I really think he's a boy but none of are too sure. can someone help me gender Finn, please?

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hi I've had my guinea pig for a year and I'm just now learning about the intricacies of taking care of your piggie. I thought he was a boy but we looked and we thought it was a girl but I looked again and I really think he's a boy but none of are too sure. can someone help me gender Finn, please?

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Hi!

I would think boy, especially as there is evidence of testicles, but there are two areas you can check yourself:
- have a look at the slit. Sows have a fleshy arrangement that seals it just on the inside of it whereas boars go straight down into the anal sac.
- boars have a penis ridge under the skin just above the button on the belly side; sows are totally flat in that area. You should be able to express the penis when you gently press down just next to the ridge.
For boars and where to push for a penis: Boar Care: Bits, Bums & Baths

Sow slit inside; you can see that that the opening is sealed with fleshy flaps unless a sow is in season.
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