Guinea pigs make and understand a complex range of sounds. Typical guinea pig noises range from happy chirps and purrs to angry chattering and even hissing. And each of these sounds has a specific meaning to other piggies.
When do guinea pigs sleep? Guinea pigs have slightly unusual sleep patterns. They will simply nap whenever they get the chance to - whether this is during the day or the night. The majority of their naps will take place in the evening, partly...
scared guinea pig
Why is my guinea pig scared of me and how do I help her to relax? Guinea pigs in the wild are prey animals, and spend a fair amount of their time avoiding being eaten. So it’s hardly surprising that they are a little skittish, even in our safe domestic...
minipli guinea pig
The MiniPli guinea pig is a new cavy breed being developed primarily in the United Kingdom. Minipli guinea pigs have semi long length coats with tight curls that stand out from the body. Since their numbers are currently low, it’s impossible...
my new guinea pig is scared
It is totally normal for a new guinea pig to be scared. After all, we can’t explain to them that this new place and those new faces are all safe and friendly. But what we can do is make sure that they settle in as quickly as possible. Why is my new...
Why do guinea pigs chatter their teeth, and how do I stop them from doing it! If you’ve just heard your guinea pig chatter its teeth for the first time, you were probably a little surprised. This low, protracted clicking sound is fierce. And that’s exactly what it is designed to...
argente guinea pig
The Argente guinea pig has a ticked pattern over most of its body, excluding the belly. Its belly is a solid color that matches the ticking pigment on the tips of its other hairs. Argente cavies usually have a pink tint...
guinea pigs chewing cage bars
Working out how to stop guinea pigs chewing on cage bars can be a big deal for their owners. Especially when they share their home. Not only is the noise of teeth on metal annoying, it can be disruptive to your sleep too if their cage is near to your...
why do my guinea pigs fight
Why do my guinea pigs fight? Can I help them to make friends, or do I need to keep them apart? It’s very upsetting to see your pets not getting along. Especially those that live in close quarters, like guinea pigs do. But squabbles in cohabiting guinea pigs is surprisingly common,...
alpaca guinea pig
The Alpaca guinea pig has coarse, long, wavy hair that resembles the alpaca species. This fur requires daily grooming, and will need to be trimmed if it gets too long. A baby Alpaca guinea pig can be hard to come...

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