Staff at Hatton Country World in Warwickshire couldn't understand why they suddenly had 100 pregnant guinea pigs on their hands - until they released one of the male rodents had managed to escape his enclosure and infiltrate the female-only enclosure.If there was ever a candidate for guinea pig shaming, this is it! That's a naughty Randy!
They noticed that the exhausted father-to-be, now nicknamed Randy, had lost a little weight, but did not realise why until they discovered he was actually a male rodent being kept busy in the wrong pen.
The animal park, which already has 300 male and female guinea pigs, is now readying itself for a population boom in the next few weeks.
Manager Richard Craddock said: "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. "
"Randy, centre, pictured alongside some of the female guinea pigs he mated with Credit: SWNS"
This case also highlights the importance of neutering your guinea pig. There are already so many guinea pigs out there in need of good homes that there is really no reason to add to the population. Don't let your guinea pig be a Randy!