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Newborn guinea pig is drooling

mrs.mcdaniel

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Hello, recently one of my guinea pigs gave birth to 2 babies...one baby is completely fine and healthy but the other one seems to have issues...for some reason his own mother kind of neglected him when it was born? and now his drooling all over..and I have no idea what to do... both babies are the same size and weight the same...but is really concerning ...vets are closed as the virus is severe over here...any advice?
 

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Hello, recently one of my guinea pigs gave birth to 2 babies...one baby is completely fine and healthy but the other one seems to have issues...for some reason his own mother kind of neglected him when it was born? and now his drooling all over..and I have no idea what to do... both babies are the same size and weight the same...but is really concerning ...vets are closed as the virus is severe over here...any advice?

Hi!

That sounds extremely worrying. The baby may have inhaled the fluid in the birthing sac when it started breathing before it was freed or for some reason the disgestive tract between the mout and anus is blocked for some reason somewhere and the saliva cannot pass. Either can unfortunately be fatal.

Keep the baby warm but not hot and contact a vet as soon as possible if the baby is still alive by then. A life or death emergency counts as essential travel. As it is drooling and not swalling any saliva, I would not try to feed overnight.
Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment
 

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me and my boyfriend took another look...guinea pig looks healthy in weight...the only weird thing is drooling and his weird mouth movement we were observing the baby for a few minutes and he doesnt move his mouth or jaw at all..but when he does...he literally sticks his tongue out like is it possible for him to have teeth problem at such young age? the babies are only 5 days old?
 

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me and my boyfriend took another look...guinea pig looks healthy in weight...the only weird thing is drooling and his weird mouth movement we were observing the baby for a few minutes and he doesnt move his mouth or jaw at all..but when he does...he literally sticks his tongue out like is it possible for him to have teeth problem at such young age? the babies are only 5 days old?

It is more likely that something is blocking the mouth/throat?
 

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thats the thing we have no idea..is quite confusing..as the first thing when the babies were born..one baby is okay and the other one got attacked by his own mother...and now that same baby has saliva problems...it does eat he look healthy except for none stopping drooling...while other baby has no issues at all..
 

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What do you mean when you say attacked? Was she cleaning the pup?
 
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