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I bought a guinea pig and relised that she's fat she eats and drinks alot. My friend's think she's pregnant and I think she's may be right there are no sign's of babies she's like a eggplant shape though is she pregnant?

ANSWER: eggshape tends to be a pretty clear sign, feed her alfalfa hay and get ready for babies. im afraid you'll haveno way of knowing when they are due until they arrive

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QUESTION: I forgot to ask what are the risks of her surviving the delivry shes a adult high risk or low? i'm scared I might lose her

a female past a year of age is at a significenlty higher risk. generally the ideal age is considered to be between 5-8 months. if i remember correctly complication occur in around 20-25% of cases.

there is little you can do to safeguard other than keep her healthy and have a guinea pig savy vet on hand if needs be.

all the best and good luck

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I can answer most questions on breeding rearing and housing, though I would like to stress now that unless someone is wishing to keep all the offspring produced I do not support breeding. I have reasonable experience with illnesses and can offer a few remedies. I have a high level of knowledge on handling, social habits, herding and dietry requirements, as well as being able to deliver a crash course in their natural habitat if people wish to know.


I have owned guinea pigs for several years and was formerly a fosterer for a rescue home and as such have experience with common illnesses, pairing, constructing and managing housing and of course handling (also having just moved I am going to resume a rescue role shortly) and have in the past bred them.

I am a member of the Cavy Club website.

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I do not possess any credentials in this area other than charitable work, but I have worked with what must be hundreds of guinea pigs in the past and as such have learned a lot about the little blighters!

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