What should healthy guinea pig feet look like?

What should healthy guinea pig feet look like?

Look at his feet each day. His foot pads should be smooth and light pink. If you notice anything abnormal (e.g., cuts, scrapes, swelling), contact your vet. Your vet may need to treat your guinea pig’s feet with an antibiotic ointment.

How old is a 10 month old guinea pig?

Methodology to calculate the age of a guinea pig

Real guinea pig age 1 mth 10 mths
Human age 14 44

Why does my guinea pig have big feet?

Usually they are born with humongous feet anyway, they need time to grow into them. One of mine had big feet as a baby and he’s quite small now.

How big do guinea pigs get after 8 weeks?

Growth. Guinea pigs grow very rapidly, and will double in size to around 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) after just 8 weeks. After this point their growth will slow somewhat, but they will still get significantly larger in a fairly short period of time, reaching around 20-25 cm (8-10 inches) after 16 weeks.

When is the best time to get a baby guinea pig?

When to Get a Baby Guinea Pig. Let’s be clear, a newborn guinea pig should not leave its mother’s side for at least 3 weeks. In this crucial period after birth, the baby cavy needs to be nursed in a safe environment with the mother. Failure to do so will show how irresponsible the breeder is.

When do you know if your guinea pig is a male or female?

It is generally possible to tell whether a guinea pig is a male or a female by the time it reaches the age of three weeks. The most common way is to palpate the abdominal area, but size can sometimes also be an indicator of gender. Males are generally 25-30% larger than females in both weight and length.

When do you separate guinea pigs into boys and girls?

At just three weeks, it’s time to separate the boys from the girls. The no-longer-baby female guinea pigs are now sexually mature. Somewhere between nine months to a year, guinea pigs reach their final size and weight and become adults. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

Growth. Guinea pigs grow very rapidly, and will double in size to around 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) after just 8 weeks. After this point their growth will slow somewhat, but they will still get significantly larger in a fairly short period of time, reaching around 20-25 cm (8-10 inches) after 16 weeks.

When to see a vet for guinea pig foot problems?

Usually the nail will grow back, although it may be more than a month before you see the new one. See a vet if there are any signs of infection like swelling or feeling hot to the touch. Some guinea pigs develop flaps of tough skin that protrude from their front feet.

How many toes does a guinea pig have?

Most guinea pigs are born with four toes on their front feet and 3 toes on their hind feet. Each toe has a continuously growing nail consisting of the outer horny part and the inner living part called the “quick”. The underside of the foot has a soft foot pad which should be regularly examined for swelling or injury.

How old is Hermeto the guinea pig’s feet?

Find below photos of Hermeto’s front and back feet taken at 3 months (12 weeks). These nails have not yet been clipped (for educational purposes only!) Paulo notes that since the nails were not trimmed, the quick has lenghtened accordingly, as described on the nail trimming page.