• You can find lots of information on how to settle in, understand your new guinea pigs in our New Owners Guide Collection but please ask any questions you have in Wannabe and New Owners' section.

Shock help urgent.

Status
Not open for further replies.

lexybee91

New Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2010
Messages
1,735
Likes
1
Points
0
Location
Peterborough
#3
Well, make sure all the babies are like breathing and that the mother has cleaned them all!

make sure there's water and hay and that it's warm...

The rest she should do herself if she's feeling okay.

Weigh the baby's tomorrow to make sure they're a good weight.

hope this helps

xx
 

lexybee91

New Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2010
Messages
1,735
Likes
1
Points
0
Location
Peterborough
#6
Yes, it is three weeks. Then take them to a vet and get them checked as the pups if males could impregnate the mum again.

xx
 

MellyWelly

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Jun 9, 2010
Messages
418
Likes
0
Points
230
Location
Suffolk, UK
#7
Blimey - that is a bit of a shock! How long have you had these piggies? Are they quite young? Is mum ok? How are the babies? ?/
I guess check that mum and babies are comfortable and she gets lots of nutrious hay and veggies as she'll have to provide them with milk over the next few weeks. Then make sure you check the sex of them and take away the boys when they're about 3-4 weeks old! Others on the forum will be able to give you the right advice, all I can give you is my congratulations on the new babies! :)
 

nutmeg

Senior Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
7,462
Likes
40
Points
695
Location
North West of England
#8
Give mum greens, this will help her milk come through. Make sure they have a smallish nest area, so the bubs can't wander off during the first few hours or so, and not find their way back. Are the little ones active? If the afterbirth is still there, you can leave this, mum will eat it. Get some full fat goats milk tomorrow in case you have to supplement feed. This can be added to white bread or I have made porrdige with it. Hopefully mum will cope on her own, just keep her warm. The bubs will often start nibbling at dry food, veggies and hay from just a couple of hours which is fine, but don't let them get at too many veggies for the first couple of weeks. Good luck, looking forward to some lovely piccies. xx
 

pusscat2

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Sep 10, 2010
Messages
240
Likes
0
Points
0
Location
Poole Dorset
#9
Blimey - that is a bit of a shock! How long have you had these piggies? Are they quite young? Is mum ok? How are the babies? ?/
I guess check that mum and babies are comfortable and she gets lots of nutrious hay and veggies as she'll have to provide them with milk over the next few weeks. Then make sure you check the sex of them and take away the boys when they're about 3-4 weeks old! Others on the forum will be able to give you the right advice, all I can give you is my congratulations on the new babies! :)
They were we thought 3 brothers(so we were told) and Fudge(daddy) picked on Biscuit so I had Biscuit neutered and bought Daisy for him to snuggle up with. Now I realise they were probably fighting over the Nibbles.

Thank you all for the advice. So it is OK if we handle the babies tomorrow then as we normally do a proper hutch clean on the weekend.

And it will be OK to put Daddy back with them tomorrow?

I'm too old for all this drama lol
 

lexybee91

New Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2010
Messages
1,735
Likes
1
Points
0
Location
Peterborough
#10
DONT put the daddy back with them, he WILL probably make the female pregnant again. :) the babies are fine to handel, I couldn't not! xx
 

nutmeg

Senior Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
7,462
Likes
40
Points
695
Location
North West of England
#11
NOOOO...I have had a sow become pregnant within 4 hours of giving birth. Dad is now banned! Handle bubs tomorrow yes. I think we are having a collective forum panic at the thought of dad getting back in there. lol x
 

pusscat2

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Sep 10, 2010
Messages
240
Likes
0
Points
0
Location
Poole Dorset
#12
NOOOO...I have had a sow become pregnant within 4 hours of giving birth. Dad is now banned! Handle bubs tomorrow yes. I think we are having a collective forum panic at the thought of dad getting back in there. lol x

Don't worry I think I have it now. I'm swapping between the Rabbit forum and here and am panicking less now. Don't put dad back, handle the babies, get the vet to check them in a week or so. Just the hutch cleaning I'm not sure of?
 

lily 74

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 27, 2010
Messages
1,855
Likes
7
Points
440
Location
sussex
#13
Hi,

Babies safe and well thats good:))

You did the right thing removing dad straight away, he needs to be kept separately now as the sow comes into heat straight after birth and can get pregnant again:(

As long as the pups are feeding and are warm they should be fine, and mum has plenty of hay, pellets and some veg:))
 

nutmeg

Senior Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
7,462
Likes
40
Points
695
Location
North West of England
#17
I don't usually clean out for a couple of days after the birth, but I do a bit of spot cleaning, and maybe add a little fleece for a short time. Don't forget the goats milk.
How exciting...new babies. x
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top