Can father and daughter guinea pigs live together?
A: Yes! With most rodent species, you are taking a chance if you leave the male in with the female and the pups immediately after pups are born. In a pet situation, the male may be in the same guinea pig cage as the female and her newborns, and there is no way for the mother to move the pups away from the father.
How do you introduce a new guinea pig to an old one?
Introduce your guinea pigs in a neutral territory – somewhere neither have been before. Choose a quiet, enclosed and large space where both will feel safe. Block out any distractions such as loud TVs, children or other pets. Start by having one person hold each guinea pig and hold them up to one another.
When do male and female guinea pigs have babies?
In the days before birth it’s best to look, pet, but not lift her up unless you need to. Hopefully, approximately nine weeks after your male and female guinea pigs meet, a litter will be born. Anywhere from 1 – 8 babies strong, the usual number is more like 3 or 4.
What should I do with my female guinea pig?
Bring your female guinea pig to the male and pop her into the cage with him. Don’t be tempted to sit around watching them, as being moved and put in with a new partner is stressful for your girl. Give them both space, checking periodically that they are not fighting and to make sure they’ve got enough food, water and hay.
Can a male guinea pig be neutered as a female?
Both male and female guinea pigs can be neutered but you should take your pet to an experienced neutering vet. The cost of neutering a guinea pig can cost about $66 per pig. But again, most experts don’t recommend neutering as it can be stressful and even risky to your pet.
Which is better a male guinea pig or a female guinea pig?
If you would like to keep a group of three or more guinea pigs it is best to have only one male, as having more can cause conflicts in the social group. If you have a female guinea pig, a neutered male may be better than a female as females can be just as territorial with each other as males can!