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Behaviour

 

Guinea Pigs behave differently, aggressively, happily. Lots of ways.

 *Pop-corning - Jumping up and down whilst running. Sometimes they will flick their head whilst in the air too. This means they're very happy.
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 *Eating their Poop - It comes naturally; they have 2 different types of poop. One is just waste. The other is nutrition they're missed so they eat this poop to get the nutrition they've missed back.
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 *Depressed behaviour - If your guinea pig sits hunched up in the corner, and don't eat as much as it used to. (Depressed behaviour is usually caused by loss of cage mate). Your guinea pig will usually improve after about 2-3 weeks and be happier again.
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 *Freezing - A guinea may freeze if it heard a sudden noise, and after start sniffing the air with their head held high.
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 *Mating Dance - Males will usually do this; it is a bubbling/purring sound, but a bit deeper, and is done repeatedly. A male will sway side to side, and vibrate doing this.
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 *Running away - Guinea pigs may do this if there is a sudden movement. Its natural, guinea pigs are skittish animals by nature. They are always on the prowl for danger, and it’s their instinct to run and hide if you open the cage. (Even after a long time of owning him or her).          

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 *Licking you - A guinea pig may lick its owner if they are content and happy being held and petted by you. It is an affectionate behaviour, and it isn't because they like the skin on your skin. Not all guinea pigs will do this, but some will.

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*Sniffing the cage mate - If a guinea pig sniffs another guinea pigs chin/bum or perhaps nose. It just means they are getting to know each other’s scent, seeing what they smell like.
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 *Nose nudging - A dominant Guinea pig may do this to the guinea pig in the lower hierarchy. Sometimes when eating to basically say "let me eat first - I’m better than you". A guinea pig may do this to a human, if you stroke up their head, they may suddenly lift their head to say "get your hands off" as they don't like the way you’re petting them.
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 *Rubbing of bottom - A guinea pig may pull its bottom to mark its scent. They might do this once you've cleaned the cage, as it won’t smell like them anymore.                  

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  *Spraying - A guinea pig (male in particular) may spray their urine up the sides of the cage once cleaned out, or if another guinea pig has been in their whilst the one that’s usually in there, hasn't. This can be annoying if you have a cage with wire bars at the side.

 

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