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Rearing orphan pups

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Caroline Blake


Rearing orphan pups

Hand rearing a guinea pig pup can be an extremely rewarding experience but is not a job to be taken on lightly. The task ahead is difficult, exhausting and there is no guarantee of success. However hard you try, you are a poor substitute for a pups natural mother and despite the best efforts of human volunteers the death rate among orphaned pups is often high.

When is it right to hand rear pups?

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When is it wrong to hand rear pups?

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What can go wrong with hand reared pups?

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What equipment will I need to hand rear pups?

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What food should be used and how is it given?

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Feeding regime

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How can kittens be kept clean?

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