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How To Recognize Guinea Pigs Sounds

How To Recognize Guinea Pigs Sounds

Here's a crash course on recognizing guinea pig sounds to get to know your piggy better.

Hi. My name's Marie. I'm the deputy manager of the Small Animal Department of Wood Green Animal Shelters in Cambridge here.

I'm going to advise you how to care for guinea pigs. I'm going to tell you how to recognize different guinea pig sounds. Guinea pigs have a really fast vocabulary when it comes to different noises.

They can make noises when they're happy, when they're scared, when they're hungry and when they're possibly introduced to other guinea pigs. It's important that you can recognize it especially if you're introducing a new guinea pig to your existing one. When you're mixing guinea pigs, you may often find that they make a various low rumbling sound or they may even chatter their teeth and this could be indicating that they're stressed or they are not enjoying the companionship of that guinea pig.

High-pitch squeaks and lots and lots of different types of noises all mixed together is often a really excited sound especially when they hear the noise of food. So, as you are the owner walking towards them, possibly rustling their food bag or picking some food, they'll hear it and they'll let you know that they are ready to be fed. Other sounds could also be to indicate that they are possibly in pain so it's also important that you can recognize these.

One sharp high-pitched squeak could often mean they're in discomfort so do make sure you listen out for these. If you do hear it, take them on to your vet. Noises that you'd be able to hear behind me will be rumbling, high-pitched squeaks and different types of squeals as well.

That's the basic guide to how to recognize guinea pig sounds. .