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What does a male guinea pigs privates look like?
Examine the shape of the cavy’s genital opening. Male cavies have a genital opening that is shaped like a small circular dot with a penis raised above the level of the surrounding skin. The bulge appears due to the presence of the guinea pig’s testicles, which are just under the skin along the anus and the penis.
Do male guinea pigs hump other males?
Another common behavior is humping. The dominant guinea pig usually mounts the one they are trying to dominate. The mounting is never sexual and should not worry you. It just means that they are trying to mark their territory by showing the weaker one that they are in charge.
What does it mean when guinea pigs circling each other?
When they move into a new home they’re likely to try to assert their dominance over each other. This can seem aggressive but might not be a full-blown fight and it can be a necessary process. Your Guinea Pigs may circle each other, shake and bare their teeth. If one backs down that should be the end of the process.
Why do guinea pigs sniff each others bottoms?
The bum sniffing is normal behaviour, they are just sussing each other out, sorting out the pecking order, unless there is any real fighs with blood drawn, leave them to it (have a towel near by incase a fight breaks out and you need to intervine, use the towel to grab a piggy, the towel will prevent you from being …
How can you tell if a guinea pig is a male or female?
Using your fingers, you can part the genital opening gently. If the genital area forms a “Y” shape, this means the baby guinea pig is female. According to Dr. Rajkumar, a female guinea pig can look like a male because of swelling in the area where the penis usually is.
When to separate a female guinea pig from a male guinea pig?
If the guinea pig is male, you have to separate it from the mother after three weeks or within one month once they are strong and well developed. After this time, the males should never be with the mother or with other females. Female and male guinea pigs have 2 breasts.
What kind of opening does a female guinea pig have?
Sows (female guinea pigs) have a Y shaped opening which is usually sealed with a vaginal closure membrane. Pups (young pigs) can be difficult to sex.
What’s the best way to examine a guinea pig?
Place the guinea pig on the back or the rump, so the stomach and genital area are facing you and cradle the cavy’s back with one hand. This will make it easier for you to examine the cavy’s genitalia. Cavies dislike being on their backs for a long period of time. Try to do the examination quickly and efficiently.