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one of my new female guinea pigs has grown a penis

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FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 07:57:39

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FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 07:58:15

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overthemill Mon 11-Aug-08 08:07:04

happened to us!

only it was a'very healthy female' (said vet, haha)rabbit aged three
had it done and /she died two months later

FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 08:09:11

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mizzannie Mon 11-Aug-08 08:09:48

great title for post! oh dear! how soon can you tell whether she's pregnant?

FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 08:09:51

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overthemill Mon 11-Aug-08 08:32:01

we had a rabbit checked by vet, told female. not spayed. when we got new rabbit also female 'girl' rabbit got aggressive etc.

took her to vet for check up and she had developed testicles and penis! got it castrated. try explaining that to 8 year old.

died 2 months later

FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 08:42:00

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overthemill Mon 11-Aug-08 08:59:29

apart from the babies (obv) - does it really matter? In your case I owuldn't have said anything probably - the g pig doesnt know what sex it is i guess!!

FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 09:07:18

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goingfor3 Mon 11-Aug-08 09:12:38

Two of our female rabbits started of as males! i think it's very common!

GP's can breed from 4 weeks, how old are your gp's?

FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 09:13:06

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LolaTheShowgirl Mon 11-Aug-08 11:04:13

oh my guinea pig is definately a boy. he is the no.1 porn star of the guinea pig world and lets say he is very well endowed!

FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 11:04:32

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goingfor3 Mon 11-Aug-08 11:13:08

Breeding

"Guinea Pigs are very easy to breed. Youngsters are sexually active from as early as 4-6 weeks (females - are called sows) and 9-10 weeks of age (males - are called boars) but mating should be delayed until females are 12 weeks of age. Females come into oestrus (commonly called being "on heat") and are receptive to males every 15-17 days. Oestrus itself only lasts for about 8 hours. "On heat" females are easy to recognise because they arch their backs and hold their rear end in the air. The vagina is usually closed off with a membrane except during oestrus when they initially develop a clear mucous discharge from the vulva. Following mating, a plug of material forms in the vagina and this dries and falls off a few days later."

Hopefully she won't be pregnant!

wannaBe Mon 11-Aug-08 11:20:05

can you take the male back and demand a female?

Hopefully she won't be pregnant.

FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 11:21:08

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RubyRioja Mon 11-Aug-08 11:30:03

Sorry, but gps fall pg v easily, lots leave pet shops already pregnant - they are the slappers of the rodent world.

I'd see if pet shop will take them or start sounding people out for homes.

FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 11:31:17

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NutterlyUts Mon 11-Aug-08 11:33:10

If you decide to get him neutered (vets can do it no problem ) you'll need to keep them seperate for something ridiculous like a month as they can store sperm!

FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 11:34:29

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RubyRioja Mon 11-Aug-08 11:35:01

They are pretty robust - I am sure you will see a small smiley piggy face looking up at you one morning. If it is just one or two, maybe you coudl keep him or her. But get it sexed by a breeder asap - I think incentuous romances are not uncommon [yuk!)

NutterlyUts Mon 11-Aug-08 11:42:21

All DHs seem to be against neutering. It lowers the risk of all sorts of problems, including fighting and being naughty with kids

FioFio Mon 11-Aug-08 11:43:10

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RubyRioja Mon 11-Aug-08 11:46:06

could you get Dh a vasectomy at same time for male solidarity?

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