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    PandaaKnifeePandaaKnifee
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    Hello everyone,

    I got a guniea pig a month ago and she ended up bring pregnant. Unfortunately she died during giving birth to her last pup and we couldn’t have either.

    There are 4 other pups that I have been feeding di-vetelact every 3 hours. They are now just over 48 hours old and one has been a struggle to feed anything and has no interest in food. Everyfeed I need to force it down. Today I’m going to get scales so I can weigh them all.

    I’m not sure how much of the di-vetelact milk I should be feeding them. I give them 2ml each feed and they get 8 feeds a day which is 16ml each. They have mashed up pellets which i put in there with fresh veggies and hay. They stay in a heated enclosure set to 25degrees Celsius next to my bed as it’s constantly raining.

    Thry seen to clean each others genitals which is great but i still like to wipe them with a cotton ball.

    At what age should I stop feeding them the di-vetelact, and what age should i put them out with the other girl guniea pig? I did try intoduce the adult girl guniea pig but she seemed panicked in a small place with them. When it dries up and they go into the their bigger cage I hope she accepts the babies.

    Is there anyone that can help me and give me advice? I’m trying so hard and I’ll do anything

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    SnagsSnags
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    I had GPs when I was a kid our main concern with babies was the dad eating them….good luck hope the new mum is a good mother

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