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Sounds

 

 Guinea Pigs make a lot of sounds and sometimes it can be difficult to determine what they mean.

 *High pitched single squeaks (Shrieking) - This means the guinea pig is hurt/in pain. Lower pitched squawking is usually followed.
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*Repeated high pitched squeaking - Calling for food, usually done if they can hear you approaching their cage, or if you are rustling a bag.
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 *Repeated medium pitched squeaks - Usually heard if your stroking the guinea pig, or if the guinea pig is playing with its cage mate.
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 *Purring/Bubbling - 2 reasons. 1 - Normally heard if they are very happy, when being stroked or something. 2 - It may be a quicker one, usually heard if you sneeze, or something beeps, accompanied by standing/sitting still all of a sudden after this.
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 *Rumbling - Heard usually by males, when they are with a female, or can smell a female. A female might do this when in season and can smell a male. Males usually vibrate and sway side to side a bit doing this.
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 *Teeth grinding - Usually heard when the guinea pig is being aggressive.
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 *Calling - High pitched squeaks, sounds very similar to the squeaking for food. But its heard if the Guinea Pig is removed from the cage away from its friend. If I take a baby guinea pig away from their mother they do this sound and the mum will do it back. Other pairs of guinea pigs, not just mothers and babies do this too.
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 *Chirping - Sounds like a bird, it sounds almost as if the guinea pig is saying "chup chup chup chup" but in bird-ish voice. It’s quite a hard sound to describe. It’s quite a random sound, and it’s just a guinea pig singing really. Other guinea pigs that can hear will usually sit still with their heads up, like they're "listening" to the guinea pig chirping.

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