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Can guinea pigs have babies days apart?

Can guinea pigs have babies days apart?

The average interval between mating and birth (gestation period) is 68 days, but it can vary from 59 to 72 days.

When can a baby guinea pig be separated from mom?

3-4 weeks
Male and female baby guinea pigs should be separated from each other at 3-4 weeks of age to prevent any early pregnancies. Guinea pigs can then be sterilised from 16 weeks.

Do guinea pigs eat each others babies?

Yes, guinea pigs eat their baby guinea pigs. However, guinea pigs eating babies is uncommon behavior. Guinea pigs eat their babies mostly by accident.

When to separate a baby guinea pig from its mom?

Newborn guinea pigs should be kept with their mom for at least 3 weeks. In our research, we could not find a definitive age when guinea pigs are declared adults; however, they reach sexual maturity by four weeks of age. When to separate baby guinea pigs?

What do you call a baby guinea pig?

Baby guinea pigs are called pups just like baby dogs. When baby guinea pigs grow up the males are called boars and the females are called sows. Just like adult pigs! Even though they share similar names, guinea pigs do not belong to either the dog or pig family.

What do baby guinea pigs eat after birth?

Thankfully, she had an uneventful pregnancy and birth and did not eat her babies. What do baby guinea pigs eat? Baby guinea pigs are able to digest solid food soon after birth; however, the majority of their required nutrients will come from their mother’s milk.

Is it OK to keep two guinea pigs together?

In this case, separating the guinea pigs is the right decision. Guinea pigs are great as social animals and usually, they live happily with each other. But fights do happen. It’s not advisable to keep a female guinea pig and two male pigs together in a cage because this can make the males behave aggressively.