For Cher only: When is it safe to separate/weening baby guinea pigs from the mother? Additionally: If the mother gets pregnant before the weening time is completed, will her milk stop? If so, what can be done to save the babies?
the family seems to be doing great. The little ones are eating pellets and I have seen them both on the raised platform where the water is getting a good drink. I think things will be good. they still nurse a little, but not much. and they have over doubled in size.
I think she is pregnant again btw, just because I felt her stomach and the areas that I felt the babies in before feel like warm water balloons.
I am very curious about the social structure that seems to exist. The boar is very protective of the children, and to a lesser degree Rosie too. when I take one of the babies out of the cage to hold it they go crazy all over the cage, even biting the bars if they see us.
However all in all they seem to be doing great. I am planning a new cage for them this weekend. something closer to a hutch to make the cleaning easier. (need to clean it 2x per week now)
Thank you. I have added you to my preferred list.