I would personally only neuter a sow for health reasons and on veterinary advice. I wouldn't routinely spay or advocate it.Abnoba said:even though you dont usually neuter females, I have heard of some where it was done due to cysts or something..?
so while its not the common thing to do (because it is alot more difficult to do than with boars, and therefore more risky) it is done sometimes, maybe you could just get a young sow and neuter her?
As Barbara has said, its probably not wise to assume that they will no longer be able to conceive because of age. If there is no solid evidence that a guinea pig can't get pregnant then I would no put a sow with a boar just incase.clowny said:Hi, does anyone know whether female guinea pigs lose their fertility with age in the same way humans do? Thanks, Karen
I read that as people ARE breeding - doh!Abnoba said:considering the harsh replies in the forum when it comes to petshop piggies, breeders, breeding from rescue piggies, and god knows how many topics we have chewed through, I would say the majority of people on this forum do not breed, and dont support breeding.
tell me if I'm wrong
but anyway, this is really a moot point - given that this thread apparently has nothing to do with breeding.