I See. And How Does That Make You Feel?
Happy Bunday! Thanks, Megan!
verra appropriate fer me
One of my guys would sometimes ‘sing’ at night. I always thought he was singing for a female, out there somewhere in the mighty grasslands.. (he lived with his brother, and never did get to meet a female)
I think I’ll keep thinking this, rather than stress, as they had nothing to stress about their 6+ and 7+ years of lightening my life. :)
Thanks for sharing!
Guinea Pig Sounds
Wheeking - Also known as ‘whistling’, there are four different pitches of wheeking
High, rising demanding note - Their way of expressing excitement to your presence, being fed, and hearing food package being rustled.
Slightly lower in tone - Cavies’ way of greeting each other, sometimes used to find other piggies or calling for assistance when it is lost.
Even lower and “really grumpy tone” - When they doesn’t want to be picked up or touched by you.
Anxious and high pitched - When a baby is separated from its mother.
Low bubbling - Eating contentedly through the treats left in their cage.
Bubbling - Crawling around to investigate a new place or given food.
Purring - Enjoying being held or stroked/groomed.
Rumbling - Dominance within a group.
Louder rumbling - Being scared or angry (sounds higher and body vibrates shortly).
Courting Rumbling (rumblestrutting) - Purrs deeply, swaying and circling the sows.
Low Rumbling - Walking away reluctantly (passive resistance).
Heard in pursuit situations, both the pursuer and the pursuee.
Teeth gnashing - A sign of warning, normally between two boars doing sideways ‘war dance’ about to go head to head (in this case, throw towels over them). If a boar do a huge yawn, it doesn’t mean he is tired, it is to show the opposition his teeth so they are aware of what they are up against.
Relaxed chattering - Wants a treat but it is out of reach.
The cavy are hurt or in danger, such as being picked on by another or catching a claw in the cage bars.
Very uncommon of all the Guinea Pig sounds, you might never hear it. It is similar to bird song, it is thought to be related to stress or when a baby pigs want to be fed. I have read a theory that it is ‘alarm call’ used by the ancestors, thousands of years ago.
Augustus guinea pig, RIP: 8/21/2005 - 6/27/2012
He is roaming the great grasslands of the sky, reunited with his brother, and all the girl guinea’s he could ever want.
Nursed him for three weeks with critical care, steroids, and antibiotics. He loved his dandelions to the last. He got to see his ‘dad’ one last time. I don’t know what I will do in my silent apartment without him.
Ha ha! I’m going to have to try this. Thanks linskart!
The expression says it all, doesn’t it :)
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