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What are the first signs of a pregnant guinea pig?

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The first sign of a guinea pig pregnancy is an enlarged abdominal area. The stomach does not enlarge until later in the pregnancy, so often the pregnancy isn't noticed until halfway through the gestation period

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The enlargement of the abdomen gives the guinea pig a narrow upper half and wide bottom half. Guinea pigs do not build nests, but a pregnant guinea may drink more frequently and move less the closer she gets to delivery. A separation of the pelvic region near the outside genitalia will develop about a week before she gives birth. Labor and delivery takes around 30 minutes, and litters can range from one to six babies.

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