How many babies does a guinea pig have at once?


Guinea pigs generally have between one and four babies, or pups, in each litter, according to Guinea Lynx. However, on rare occasions, a mother guinea pig, also called a sow, can have seven or more pups in a litter.

The gestation period for guinea pigs lasts between 59 and 73 days. Sows become sexually mature and able to breed at around four weeks old, and they are capable of getting pregnant again just hours after giving birth. Because of this, it is recommended that all male guinea pigs, also called boars, be removed from a cage containing a new guinea pig mother and her litter.

Explore this Topic
Guinea pigs normally carry their babies for a period of up to three months and conceive up to six babies. There is normally a misconception of people thinking ...
Guinea pigs kept as pets should be limited to about 1 cup of carrots once or twice a week. The major component of a guinea pig's diet should be fresh timothy hay.Guinea ...
A female mouse can have a dozen babies at one time. They also have a rapid gestation rate, therefore, they can produce many litters per year. ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014