How Can I Less The Risk Of My 2 Year Old Guinea Pigs 1st Pregnancy? :(?
I'm really worried she is 2 years and this is her first pregnancy, what can i do to help? :(
All I can suggest is that you find a good cavy-savvy vet presently. Make sure you have the contact details for an emergency vet (cavy savvy again). Try to be around when your pig is due to give birth - that opening if she has any difficulties you can get an emergency vet stop by right then in case she desires a caesarian.
1) She requests to be seperated from the other guinni pigs - up to 70% of the time an already pregnant guinni pig will be mated a second time and this has a 60% nouns rate, this threatens the life of the mother and the unborn babies. Also, after the young are born they could be trampled by the adults so it is best to remove the mother from the cage. The mother will also nurture her youthful when the other guinni's arnt around.
2) You will notice her weight will almost double - she will necessitate almost twice the amount of water she would usually require to compensate for this.
3) Attention to a pregnant guinni is hugely important, she will need additional intakes of Vitamin C because resembling humans guinea pigs will suffer from 'scurvy'. Obviously guinea pigs cant take their own vitamin C and the pregnant mother will need 3 times her regular intake, here are some foods you can feed her (these are surrounded by order of highest amount of V/C - Kale, Brussle Sprouts, Parsley, Brocali leaves Cauliflower and even Strawberrys
2) Knowing exactly when she will tender birth is hard to decifer as they will not build a nest, but keep a close eye on her between the 8-10th week and her pelvis (just in front of the external genitalia) will start to thicken within the week of giving birth. The widining will increase to about 2.5cm within the hour of confinement.
(its a long answer i know but here is what to do after the birth)
The pregnancy will usualy be over taken by instint which will make your job a little easier, and the childish you will find will be very inderpendant upon birth (dont freak out if you see the mother eat the afterbirth, as disgusting as it is its normal for them)
The babies will not eat solid food (like pallets) for at least 3-4 weeks, during this spell they will drink milk from the mother, and after 4 weeks (they will weigh 150-200g) they will start to move away from the mother.
When they have started to detach from the mother, they need to be seperated from her as it doesnt filch them long to learn about mating, they will shift on a horney streak and will not hesitate to mate the mother or other adults in the enclosure. When they own grown a little more then start moving them in near the others:)