New Baby Pig

We have a new Baby Piggie! Born on February 10th

The Gestation time for Guinea Pigs is 70 days, which is pretty long given their size. However baby guinea pigs are born fully furred with their eyes open. They can start nibbling on solid food within 24 hours (at least ours do!).

They learn behaviors from their parents. A few years ago we had a sow (female Guinea Pig) which chewed on her cage bars all the time. Her babies would also start chewing on the cage bars soon after they were born.

You can click on the image to view a larger version. The photo is rather grainy due to poor lighting and the iPhone camera...

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