B-3.1, r. 0.1 - Regulation respecting the welfare and safety of domestic companion animals and equines

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In force: 2024-02-10
47. A female rabbit, ferret, guinea pig or companion pig that is gestating must be separated from non-castrated males not later than the day preceding the date on which it is expected to give birth and at least until the litter is weaned, that is
(1)  until the age of 4 weeks in the case of a rabbit;
(2)  until the age of 6 weeks in the case of a ferret;
(3)  until the age of 2 weeks in the case of a guinea pig; and
(4)  until the age of 8 weeks in the case of a companion pig.
In addition, during that period, the litter must not be separated from their mother, but the mother must be able to isolate from the litter if needed.
O.C. 1445-2022, s. 47.