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In the past, I've shared a lot of interesting noises that pets make. So far, I've shared a crabbing sugar glider and a hissing hedgehog. Today, I wanted to share some guinea noises. Yep, guinea pigs are not silent creatures and can actually make a lot of noise. Guess they have a lot to say!
This first noise is commonly called a "wheek", because that's kind of what it sounds like. The guinea pig in this video is wheeking because he's excited about getting some tasty bell pepper to eat. We used to make guinea pigs make this noise a lot at the vet's office when we were doing things to them that they didn't appreciate. Of course, it was more of a distressed and shrieking wheek at the vet's office.
The next noise is called "chirping". It sounds just like a bird chirping and it's a pretty rare noise. I have never heard a guinea pig make this noise in person, but think it sounds really cool.
Did you know that guinea pigs can also "purr"? This is one of my favorite guinea pig noises. I used to love making guinea pigs purr at work. I'd scratch their little rear ends and they'd love it! They kind of start vibrating all over when they purr - too cute!
There are a lot more guinea pig noises than the ones I shared here today, but these are just a few of my favorites. Did you know that guinea pigs could talk so much? Which noise was your favorite?