I bought out the babies this morning for Caleb as soon as he got up. He is an absolute Mother hen and adores them so much. They have been christened Smoo, Smudge, Smuzzie and Mo. I spoke to the pet shop and she is confident that they are both girls so I am taking them all in tomorrow. She thinks that she may of been pregnant when I bought her as the breeder didn't separate them from 4 weeks of age. We may have to buy another cage so we can have a boy camp and a girl camp. The other option is a stiff drink of whiskey and some ice packs for the boys after a trip to the vet and a scalpel.
Caleb's take on guinea pig birth - The ones that look like Sid are hatched from Sid's eggs and the ones that look like Dave from Dave's eggs and perhaps they would like to go to the shop tonight to get some more babies so that he can have 5 tomorrow. I tried to explain that they came from Sid's tummy and that was why she was so big and that they have to spend time with their Mummy so she can feed them. I got a cold blank stare, followed by "Don't be ridiculous!"
My take on guinea pig birth - I am not ashamed to say I once coveted the life of a guinea pig. Eat all you want, have someone clean your house, let out little chirps and food arrives, it doesn't sound all that bad let me tell you. I didn't read the fine print though - pregnant at 6 weeks old with a 2 month gestation and then quite often knocked up again within 12 hours of birth - that deal doesn't sound so good any more.