Hiya, 8 weeks ago I put my guinea pig with a boar, and I have noticed she has definitely been putting on weight in the last 5 weeks or so.
The other day, she caught my attention when she was lying on in her cage, and didn't move at all when I went to pick her up. This is very unusual for this particular guinea pig (I have 4 ) as she is usually extremely skittish. So I brought her inside, thinking maybe the big day had come. Anyway,on Thursday night, she had a bit of blood on her towel, it looked watered down. This alarmed us, so the next day we took her to the vets.
The vet said that yes, she was pregnant and he could feel perhaps 1 big baby and a small baby, but her said it could just be one baby and a bladder stone.
We brought her home and she was fine for the rest of the day. However, yesterday night, at about 11ish there was quite a lot of what looked like pure blood (Not watered down) And she had a lot of trouble walking, she was sort of just using her front legs, we seriously thought that she was going into labour, as she kept letting out squeeks, which sounded like she was in pain.
So, this morning we phoned a different vet, and we went along with the piggie. Anyway, this vet (Who is highly recommended) said that she might not be pregnant, to be sure he took an ultrasound and an xray. We couldn't see anything, and have pretty much ruled out pregnancy, but he did say that it's not 100% accurate, but something like 99.9% lol.
He thinks, because of the blood, that she has a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) And has given us antibiotics. I have read up on this, and the only symptom she has is the blood. But she doesn't squeek in pain when she pees (I sat there watching her for about half an hour lol.) And she has a real trouble walking, and plus, what is this sudden gain in weight all about?!
I'm really confused, so if anyone could give me some help I'd be very very grateful!
She is very close to birthing. They are pregnant for 59-72 days which is roughly about 10 weeks. The second vet you went to sounded like an EXOTICS vet which is great you have one near by. The first one sounded like he knew nothing and was just acting it out to get money. Those vets only specialize in cats and dogs and usually with small animals, have absolutely no idea what they are doing.
If she is squeaking then she could be in pain from the pups inside moving around. But that blood didn't sound too good either. No mean to shock you at all, but there is a 20% chance a guinea pig will die from each birth. It gets riskier every time you do it as it also shortens their life. I used to breed guinea pigs, but ever since losing the girl of my dreams (my guinea pig Pippy) I haven't even thought about it. She had the same problem, but after she had the pups that is.
She wouldn't stop bleeding and we took her to the vet too late as my stupid dad said she would be fine when I knew that she wasn't. So after 2 DAYS we took her in and it seems as if her uterus had a scratch in it because one of the babies had kicked a hole when they were coming out. Sp she got blood poising and passed away that night.
That is why I do not breed. I am not saying that breeding is a NO NO completely, but it isn't really recommended and I had to experience why. I hope that you don't though, but since she is on antibiotics now she will come through. You just need to be patient as when I used to breed them the pups came when I least expected it. lol
Just about a week or so before they birth they will gain extra weight so fast your eyes will pop out. lol But it is normal for them to have this because sometime when they are pregnant they will gain a lot of weigh all of a sudden so there is nothing to worry about. They will out on almost twice as much weight.
If you have any troubles then please feel free to contact me at stazzatheguineapiglover@yahoo
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