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Trevor has had babies (pictures)

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froubylou Wed 13-Jul-16 08:05:52

And they are absolutely adorable.

It wasn't an intended breeding. We thought Trevor was a he. She was rescued by my little nephew from a livestock auction and then came to me as his mum doesn't like animals. We got Rubble from a local breeder as a friend for Trevor.

Anyhow Trevor got a fat belly and then yesterday I found these 2 little piggies hiding in the straw. If they are the same sex I already have a home for both. If different I have a home for the boy and will keep the girl.

Rubble is off to the vets next week for aN assessment to see if his testicles are descended enough to remove.

froubylou Wed 13-Jul-16 08:09:37


FinnFamilyMoomintroll Wed 13-Jul-16 08:13:12

OMG so cute! They are lovely! Have you named them yet?

BBQsAreSooooOverrated Wed 13-Jul-16 08:13:44

Aww baby gps are just so cute. We had a guinea pig that was already pregnant when we brought her home. We didn't realise until we came down to 'mice' in the cage one day. We ended up keeping the 3 of them smile

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Wed 13-Jul-16 08:17:47

Nooooo its actually too cute, i cant get furry broody.

I havent had pigs for few years, i still miss the happy squeals they did whenever the fridge opened

froubylou Wed 13-Jul-16 08:18:33

If they are both the same the lad next door wHo is having them has called them Miller and FrecK which is something to do with his football team.

DP says we shouldn't name them as they are not bloody staying.

DS who is 2 has named them Chase and Skye. To go with Rubble. He is a massive paw patrol fan as you can tell.

chocdonutyy Wed 13-Jul-16 08:19:49

Have you separated the piggys now? may be too late as they can get pregnant again pretty quick!
Males become fertile at about 4 weeks so babies will need to be separated soon too.
Apologies if you already are aware but guineas move and breed faster than you think!

froubylou Wed 13-Jul-16 08:28:03

Yes they are separated now. And am going to take babies for sexing when daddy goes for the snip. I have a cage that splits in half with a ramp so poor Rubble is stood on the ramp sulking wanting his wife back.

I will be separating them at 4 weeks too. Hopefully they will both be the same sex and only moving next door so I can keep an eye on them. And once Rubble has done 6 weeks without his nuts they can be back together again.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 13-Jul-16 11:18:31

we shouldn't name them as they're not bloody staying

You sure about that frouDP? wink

My DH said we weren't getting any more guineas (and I yearned for a guinea to call Tarragon. Gues who has been living with us for the past 5 weeks......Oh yes. Tarragon (and Tilly, her cagemate)

They are gorgeous frouby absolute little smashers. How is Trevor, she must be jiggered with her paws full. And still a tiny girl herself.

Cross paws they're females and you might get to keep them wink

froubylou Wed 13-Jul-16 14:03:17

70 they are fine and squeaky this morning. Trevor seems well. She is nice end clean and happy to be cuddled still so am happy with her.

I am upping her veg portions. Apparently lots of green veg is a must so she has savoy cabbage. And obviously half a red pepper. And lots of fresh hay.

Am going to pick a carrier bag of grass tomorrow from the stables where I know dogs haven't been.

But Trevor actually looks happier than the last couple of days. She was awfully big so must have been uncomfortable and heavy.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 13-Jul-16 14:26:43

Alfala hay for pg pigs/nursing pigs/baby pigs.
Just not for lardy adults grin

And YY she'll appreciate a wedge of fresh grass and getting those two little piglets out.
Aren't they perfect when they're born? Eyes,fur,teeth everything ready to go.

The babies are going to be very confused if Mums called Trevor and they're nameless.
They need names even temporary. It's not as though they answer to them grin they only answer to the call of a food bowl.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 13-Jul-16 14:27:54

Alfalfa hay (missed a random F

trashbags Wed 13-Jul-16 14:30:28

Nice one Trevor!

PurpleDaisies Wed 13-Jul-16 14:33:30

Awww! They are adorable.

froubylou Wed 13-Jul-16 15:08:26

Thanks 70. I am chuffed to bits with them even though they weren't planned. Will pick them some alfalfa up tomorrow. Our local petshop only sells meadow hay so will be a pets at home job.

Poor Rubble is in a vile mood. Trevor must be smelling nice and he is sat on the ramp chuntering and stomping.

Poor bloke had to put up with a fat and grumpy Trev for the last few weeks and now she is nice and trim and feeling the love he has been banned from the marital bed and relegated to the downstairs living quarters. DP feels much sympathy and can relate apparently.

I did point out that those babies have teef and I would be rather downstairs in peace and quiet than upstairs co sleeping and breastfeeding but they both still are holding a grudge. Sigh.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 13-Jul-16 15:18:07

DP should take Rubble to the vet when he has his little "Gentlemans' Operation" and they can relate to each other to their hearts content grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 13-Jul-16 15:19:14

GP3 referred to me as "The She Devil" when we got him neutered. He got the company of two sows so I think it was worth it for him wink

froubylou Wed 13-Jul-16 15:30:56

Yes he should. He still consoles dpony who lost his little acorns 6 years ago.

I think perhaps he is projectin a little. Our permanent contraception will be dps little gentleman's op. I just hope Rubble recovers well otherwise DP will be using that as an excuse not to get himself done.

And they can both sleep downstairs permanently then!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 13-Jul-16 16:21:55

Our GP came running over to get his post op painkiller (he had a pain killer at the vets then we were given a bottle and a syringe to dose him).
He loved the taste of it grin we held him the first time to pop it in his mouth, then after that he came up to us when the syringe appeared. grin

Your DP can take his cue from Rubble (but guinea-pigs are much braver than some blokes ) smile

EastMidsGPs Wed 13-Jul-16 18:28:06

How cute are those piggielets ?????

RattieOfCatan Sun 17-Jul-16 08:40:18

God they are so bloody cute! I may be convinced by piggies! Didnt realise that piggies came out not-pink! Never really thought about it though.

TheFairyCaravan Sun 17-Jul-16 08:46:41

Oh my gosh! How gorgeous are they?

Rattie Piggies make brilliant pets. I still miss ours 6 years on.

RattieOfCatan Sun 17-Jul-16 09:02:51

One day, my rats keep me busy enough atm! Getting two more today, it'll make 9 in total shock

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 17-Jul-16 09:30:44

Rattie as much as I adore the bones of our guinea-pigs, I honestly think as a rat owner ( Rat Slave) you'd be a bit "Disappointed" in guineas.
All the things you love about rats is not what guineas do.
Same with rabbits.
Pigs are lazy,lardy,greedy as heck, very very dependant little fur balls.
That video of your rats licking a whisk? Guineas wouldn't have a clue And those amazing You Tube videos of rats doing those climbing,fetching,picking up, figuring things out ..........................grin

Good Luck with the two new ratbabies (and you'll do formal introduction to SFA when they arrive, yes)

Frouby the piglets will be getting more adventurous now - if you let them go out on the lawn, limit their time, really no more than 30 minutes, they can get bloat really easily at this age.

Their droppings are soooo tiny grin

RattieOfCatan Sun 17-Jul-16 09:42:49

I think I'd like to have something a bit more cuddly at some point though, I love my rats dearly but they can be little gits! grin Whilst I'd still keep rats I think that once we get our own place with a garden then either ferrets or guinea pigs are going to happen, build a nice purpose built 'shed' for them and access to a nice outdoor space. I'd be torn over which to get though! I think GPs will be more likely as they'll be a bit more patient and easier to handle with young kids!

I will suitably introduce our new boys when they get home and are settled smile

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