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    Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    I have noticed that I have never seen Sasha with her eyes closed...do they close their eyes while sleeping?

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    I think they do. But sometimes they keep their eyes open whilst sleeping incase of danger.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    Hi:

    I have one out of six who closes her eyes when she sleeps. I think it is so cute, since none of my others do.

    I have a friend who also has one or two who do. As a matter of fact she recently put in a tiny doggie bed in her girl cage and has noticed another one who now closes her eyes.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    Our girl closes her eyes when she's in our lap. She just stretches out, rolls over so we can get to her belly, and closes her eyes. I've never seen our boy sleep, seems like he's always awake.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    When Sasha's up in my arms, her eyes never close but I can notice how she kind of changes her breathing..she almosts snores. Thats why I wondered if they slept with their eyes open.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    Yes they can sleep with thier eyes open, as prey animals they have this "talent". Some people think that they will close their eyes IF they feel safe enough. To be honest i haven't a clue. Silky will sleep eyes closed on my lap, but Cleo won't (that i've seen). Each piggie has it's own personality, likes, dislikes ect. Over time you will come to know yours.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    Yep, guinea pigs can sleep with their eyes open. Phoebe will do both. When she's out in the open she sleeps with her eyes open. But when she's in her hammock or on my lap she'll close her eyes. It's so cute because she'll start to wiggle her ears too.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    Most of mine sleep with thir eyes closed if they think I'm not looking. My calmest pig will lay right out in the open and fall alseep with her eyes closed. But she never really sleeps in hidey houses for fear that Sakura will kick her out.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    I know Peanut will close his eyes. In fact, he just lays on his side, flat out in the open, eyes closed, one leg sticking up snoozing away. But then he doesn't seem worried about ANYTHING!

    Butter, though, never does. Moe and Elvis, I'm not sure about.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    Ascot sleeps with his eyes shut a lot, probably once everyday. Citron, I love it when their ears twitch!

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    Pigs who are very comfortable with their surroundings and with their slaves will sleep with their eyes closed. All my pigs with once exception (Moppy) sleep with theirs closed.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    My pig sleeps with her eyes closed and it is so cute.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    My pig doesn't sleep with his eyes totally closed, just kinda squinting.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    I seen my guinea pig with its eye closed for the first time last night!!!!! It was later in the night, and he was cuddled down and closed his eyes...it was adorable.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    citronsoul that's so cute. I have never seen a piggy do that. They CAN close their eyes, some don't however.

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    Do they blink then?

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    Re: Do Guinea Pigs close their eyes?

    kalrik, are you talking about the wiggling ears?

    I don't think they blink, if I remember correctly, they already have a protective thingy over their eyes...

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