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My guinea pigs are 15/16 weeks old, weve had them for 6 weeks

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My guinea pigs are 15/16 weeks old, we've had them for 6 weeks now. I fed them this morn and found a dead baby guinea pig the size of a big slug in the cage. I had no idea she was pregnant, just though she had put on weight as she was so tiny when we go her. They are definitely girls, my dad and I rechecked the other pig this morn. Should i take her to see a vet as she is so young and they normally have more than one? I've tried calling the vets but it's shut as is now late on a sat afternoon.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  robertnjrotc replied 4 years ago.
Hello, My name is Dr. G. I will try and help you as best as I can.
Dystocia, or difficulties with pregnancy, is very common in guinea pigs. I would definitely recommend taking her to a vet to get an x-ray or ultrasound to see if there are other babies present. They often have litters of 3-4, and I would be concerned of more being inside. If there are more babies present she may push them out, however there is a possibility that she may not and they may need to be removed as they can start to die inside the mother and become infected.
Expert:  robertnjrotc replied 4 years ago.
Please let me know if you have any more questions. Also, please don't forget to leave positive feedback.
Expert:  robertnjrotc replied 4 years ago.
Hello,
How is your G-pig doing? Please let me know if you have any questions for me.
Thanks,

Dr. G