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How long do baby guinea pigs need to stay with mom

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How long do baby guinea pigs need to stay with mom before giving them away.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Gen B. replied 10 years ago.

Hello and thanks for researching this very important question!

Guinea Pig Mommas take care of their young ones for three weeks. After this time, they should be large enough to reach the water bottle and eat complete meals during the day.

Male GPs begin to mature quickly after 4 weeks of age, so be sure to remove them first if you don't want more babies!

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