How big are the cages? I've noticed that pigs often stay in one corner or hide in small petstore cages. When you put them in an appropriately sized cage, they start moving around more.
www.guineapigcages.com has directions for building rather inexpensive correctly sized cages.
I'm still anxious to be able to tell how far gone mum may be - as I have no idea! As I do not want her to go in to labour without me on hand should she need me, I am checking her ever 2 hours during the day and night. However, she could be weeks away for all I know. Any ideas on how to tell how long she may have to go?
Just out of interest, is there any way to tell how many she may be likely to have? I know it can vary but I assume this is her first pregnancy, so do you think she'll only have one baby?
How mobile should the little one be? It is now at least 4 hours old and doesn't seem to be moving a whole lot. Is this normal? Also, I haven't seen it suckle but mum has been on top of it, so it would be quite difficult to see. Any info greatly appreciated! Thanks.
What did the 2 look like who didn't survive? What does the surviving babe look like? It is probably suckling while underneath mom. They are pretty poorly designed for nursing so the positions look awkward. I'll have to leave the other questions to the experts.
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