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Pregnant Guinea Pig

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cherrymuffin

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I have been looking after my friend's very pregnant guinea pig Pring since Friday while she is on holiday. Pring seems very stressed by the change of environment and has almost stopped eating. I have tried tempting her with all kinds of her favourite veg. etc. I have to clean the bedding out daily in case she gives birth, she isn't lethargic but quite scared. We think she was due to give birth about yesterday and up until Friday we could feel the babies moving. Now she is too stressed for me to feel her, going to the vet will be even more stressful ! Any advice ?
 

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@Wiebke

My answer is to always take a guinea pig to the vets if in doubt, but I've tagged Wiebke because she's a lot more experienced than I am, I've never had a pregnant guinea pig.
 

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Please give her a placeof cover and place any food, hay and wate close to her. Put a towel over the top and back of the cage to additionally give her a feeling of security. As she cannot run away lightly, she will extra vulnerable. Leave her be as much as possible and just check on whether she is showing signs of not being well or lethargy.
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/labor-and-birth.109382/
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/after-birth-and-baby-care.109389/

Here are tips for helping to settle her down: https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/how-do-i-settle-shy-new-guinea-pigs.36239/
For picking up, I would recommend a walk-in lidded cardboard that you have put some soft hay in. https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/how-to-pick-up-your-guinea-pig.126359/
 

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Aw, dear Pring must be rather puzzled. The last female I fostered who was pregnant became very grumpy to handle in the last couple of days before she gave birth. Give her some peace and quiet, and some cover like Wiebke has already suggested. A box that she can walk into for you to pick her up will be less stressful for her. Hope she is ok. I was very lucky to witness my sow giving birth as she chose 11.15am, mostly though they seem to choose night time. x
 
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