Guinea pig to become dad to 400 after escaping into female enclosure

A guinea pig is set to become a dad to potentially over 400 babies after he got 100 female guinea pigs pregnant.


by Fiona Day |
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The guinea pig, nicknamed Randy, was accidentally freed into the female enclosure by a child after getting a cuddle.

Staff at Hatton Country World in Warwickshire couldn’t figure out how 100 of their female guinea pigs had mysteriously become pregnant, but soon realised that there was a sneaky guinea pig ladies man hidden amongst their female population.

The animal park already has a population of 300 guinea pigs, but is bracing itself for a massive baby boom following Randy’s antics.

Manager of the park, Richard Craddock, told ITV news: ‘One of our male guinea pigs managed to find his way into the female enclosure and had a very good time by the looks of it.’

‘We suspect a child may have placed him back in the wrong pen by accident after stroking him or Randy may have somehow broken out of his enclosure to get to the females.’

He continued: ‘We believe that the newly-named Randy could have impregnated up to 100 female guinea pigs, which have litters of about four, so if you do the maths we could be expecting quite a baby boom.’

‘We don't know how long Randy was in the female enclosure but it could have been several weeks which would have given him time to go round the entire female population.’

The park is now looking to build an extension to accommodate the new arrivals.

‘Staff did comment he looked a little thinner than before. He has now re-joined his male friends, clearly he's got a lot of bragging to do.’

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