Sat, 30 Dec 2000 20:33:17 -0500 (EST):
JB> I HAVE A FEMALE GUINEAPIG I BOUGHT TODAY AND SHES PREGNANT AND I
JB> THINK SHES GOING INTO LABOR SOON, THE PERSON AT THE STORE SAID TO
JB> NOT TOUCH HER OR GO NEAR HER BUT SHE SQUEAKS LIKE SHE WANTS
JB> SOMEONE BY HER SIDE!
Be quiet and close to her. Be with her, speak to her very
gently. Offer her a hutch and cover 1/2 of the pen or cage with a
towel. She'll do it of her own and will most probably be finished with
her labour after one hour.
Don't touch her if possible. If she doesn't get ready after ~2 hours
after the first baby is visible call a vet or maybe better an
But most probably it will be just fine -- what a wonderful new years
day will that be !
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It's better to wheek for food without being hungry
than not to wheek at all.