Males and Females Housed Together

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Gessika

Post   » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:28 pm


Is it always unadvisable to house an intact male and female together, even if they are both seniors? Is pregnancy still possible if the sow is nearly 7?

Please know that I have NOT done this, just genuinely curious, all mammals have a point of infertility if they live long enough.

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Post   » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:34 pm


I'm not sure anyone really knows how late in life a sow can get pregnant. I've never heard of any documented examples of late life pregnancies in guinea pigs.

Gessika

Post   » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:59 pm


Me either, but it seems like too risky of a move to pair the M/F together unless there is a confirmed spay or neuter for one of them. The consequences would be too severe if she was to get pregnant.

JX4

Post   » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:24 am


I wouldn't risk it.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:44 am


Ditto!

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