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To Determine Cavy Sex

Post by cena robson on Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:38 pm

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How to Determine the Sex of a Guinea Pig
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Guinea pigs can multiply rapidly, even at a young age. It is essential to determine a guinea pig's gender to eliminate the chance of an unwanted litter. Even very young sows may be carrying babies when purchased from a pet store. By learning to tell the sex of guinea pigs, you make an informed choice when bringing one into your home.
Step1
Calm the guinea pig. Hold it close to your body, speaking in a soothing tone while stroking its fur.
Step2

Hold the piggy gently but firmly. Place one hand under its rump. Put your other hand on its chest, under the front legs.
Step3

Stand close to a mirror. Pull the guinea pig upward, its back against your chest, exposing its full underside.
Step4

Use your rump-holding hand to spread the guinea pig's back legs and closely examine the genital area.
Step5
Look for a Y-shaped opening. Females have a smooth area of skin in the crook of the "Y." Males have a penis head that looks like a small, round "button" of skin. In older males, testicles are often evident just under the "Y."
Step6
Tap the genital area gently if you are still uncertain. In females, the "Y" will open more fully. In males, the penile shaft will slowly expose itself.

To determine sex of a guinea pig

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