guinea pigs


Question by  bojaraju (7)

What can I do for orphaned guinea pig babies?


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

If there is another nursing sow, she will most likely adopt them. Otherwise you will have to handfeed every few hours. Get some Oxbow Critical Care and also take them to a qualified exotics vet for a checkup, care instructions and advice.


Answer by  MsLizziebug (833)

Feed equal amounts of evaporated milk and water using an eye dropper, every two hours until 5 days old, then every 4 hours for two weeks. Offer water soaked pellets


Answer by  Riley (765)

Purchase from Vet or pet store a milk replacement formula called Critical Care. Babies need to be fed every 1-2 hours with a syringe (approx. 1cc) Use pellet food and water to make milkshake consistency. Also baby food squash. Give the babies a little orange juice several times a day as they need vitamin C. Keep babies warm and clean.


Answer by  Mumma (483)

Sorry they lost their mum - you will have to handfeed them critical care or pellet mash and syringe them water every few hours if there is no other nursing mum to adopt them. Speak to a vet who specialises in rodents about other measures you can take.

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