Here's Tallulah having Bee1.
Tallulah having Bee2
Very Dirty Baby #2!
Babies and momma.
Bee1 weighs 89 grams, Bee2 weighs 127g.
Tallulah was kinda running away at first, but when she hid in a box (ie. the knocked over hay box) I moved the babies in with her, she cleaned them and they appeared to be nursing.
(and of course she had them the DAY before the cage is cleaned, so they're all dirty!)
- You can quote me
Don't worry about the hay and droppings -- that's exactly where they'd come into the world in the wild! ;-)
Try to make sure Bee1 eats and gains well (well, both of them and I'm sure you will). I have no direct personal experience with this but usually IIRC the larger one(s) are out first with the smaller to follow. Birth order may have helped Bee1 a bit here.
Don't stress about the dirt. Give them a chance to warm up, dry off and nurse a bit first. Tallulah needs to get used to them too since she is so young herself.
I was planning to clean it out in the morning. I'm going to add some cloths and little blankets in there for them to snuggle on and I've turned off the ceiling fan (I'll adjust the AC too)
I'm keeping the scale set up so I can weigh them every day (or more often)
Everyone says there's no mistaking the sound they make, and there really isn't! I've been checking on them all week whenever I hear any kind of funky noise, but when I heard the noise I knew what it was immediately!
Also, Aunties are being super sweet and helped Momma clean them off!
ETA: I put Tallulah's very favorite sack in there, she crawled in, I put the babies in, walked away, came back and all FIVE guinea pigs were in an ITTY BITTY SACK, so I removed the 2 aunties and put them in the 2nd sack, I was afraid they'd squish the babies! but I don't see how I can keep them from just running back in once I'm gone.