Oh the guinea pigs

I am really enjoying the guinea pigs. I wasn’t even sure when we originally got Georgia G. Pig years ago that it was something I wanted to do. But in the time since, we have had a lot of fun with them. The other day I realized the babies were just a couple days shy of 3 weeks. That is when it is recommended you wean and separate males from females. Well if you have been following along, you know I suck at sexing baby guinea pigs! So, I did wean them, but how do you separate something you can’t tell apart? I kind of think we night have 3 boars and a sow, but really have no idea.

Since it was time to clean cages and give baths, I did that and then weaned them from Mom.

 

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Skipper, Slade, Saber, and Sinnamon

 

Took all 4 into the tub, which they love! Racing around and splashing. It was funny and then even funnier when Tux decided he wanted to try playing in the tub.

 

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Sinnamon in the feed bowl.

 

While they played in the bath, I cleaned out the cage and got it all bedded for them. Then filled up food and cleaned out their water bottle. Guinea pigs don’t require a lot of work, but I do wash the water bottle and feed bowl each time I clean out the cage. Then the 4 babies came back to the big cage for the time being.

 

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Skipper with Slade behind him.

 

Wet guinea pigs are hilarious. All curly and cute. They decided that they wanted to hide and finish cleaning and grooming themselves.

 

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Squeaker and Gizmo

 

Meanwhile Mom moved back in with Dad. I would assume this means babies in about 55 days. Sigh. I really need to get at least one more cage.

 

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