Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Are guinea pigs noisy

  1. #1
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Sep 25, 2015
    Posts
    50
    Thanks
    15
    Thanks
    4 Rec'd/4 Posts
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    2 Post(s)

    Are guinea pigs noisy

    I need to know of guinea pigs are noisy if I were to have them in my room would they keep me up and do they sleep at night?

  2. #2
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Jun 18, 2014
    Location
    Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    949
    Thanks
    54
    Thanks
    201 Rec'd/188 Posts
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Quoted
    129 Post(s)

    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    Depends on your guinea pigs and how deep a sleeper you are. For the most part, they'll settle down when the lights go out, but there will be the occasional water bottle noises when one gets thirsty and sometimes you'll hear them walking around or softly squeaking at each other. Mine are in my room and I don't mind it at all, in fact I like the reassurance that they're there and healthy and that I'm not alone, but I know they could keep some people up.

    In the daytime, though, they'll make a racket if they think you're going to feed them and run around. Wheek! Wheek! Wheek!

  3. "Thank you, jaycriae, for this useful post," says:


  4. #3
    Administrator bpatters's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    29,022
    Thanks
    187
    Thanks
    7,315 Rec'd/5,830 Posts
    Mentioned
    2041 Post(s)
    Quoted
    3904 Post(s)

    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    If you're a light sleeper, they'll definitely keep you up. I can't sleep in the same room with mine without ear plugs.

  5. #4
    Cavy Slave sallyvh's Avatar
    Joined
    Mar 23, 2014
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,459
    Thanks
    89
    Thanks
    515 Rec'd/415 Posts
    Mentioned
    131 Post(s)
    Quoted
    212 Post(s)

    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    I'm a fairly light sleeper but I'm fortunate that mine don't usually make a lot of noise at night. While I'm away at school I have 4 pigs that live in my bedroom and they rarely keep me up.

    Guinea pigs are crepuscular, meaning they are more active at dawn and dusk. My sows are quite energetic in the morning, around 7-8ish and are also very active in the evening between 10-midnight.

  6. #5
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner ThePigAlchemist's Avatar
    Joined
    Mar 30, 2012
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,505
    Thanks
    165
    Thanks
    865 Rec'd/698 Posts
    Mentioned
    177 Post(s)
    Quoted
    399 Post(s)

    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    I'm a heavy sleeper, but my pigs also don't make a lot of noise. I don't have them in my bedroom except when I'm staying in a hotel or visiting someplace, but all I hear is them moving around at night and occasionally harassing each other.

  7. #6
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Sep 27, 2015
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    15
    Thanks
    8 Rec'd/7 Posts
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Quoted
    5 Post(s)

    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    Not usually. If doubtful, try earplugs. Otherwise, try to accommodate some other living area in your house. If you have skinny pigs please be mindful that they usually require warmer temperatures than the fluffier/regular guinea pigs.

  8. #7
    Cavy Slave LifeAsItMayBe's Avatar
    Joined
    May 14, 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    568
    Blog Entries
    37
    Thanks
    23
    Thanks
    90 Rec'd/79 Posts
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Quoted
    86 Post(s)

    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    It depends on your pigs. I am a light sleeper but was fine with having three guinea pigs in my room. They seemed to intentionally quiet down after I turned the lights out at night and wouldn't bother me unless I was very late getting out of bed in the morning to feed them. Even then they only started wheeking if I turned over or gave some other indication of being awake. My two new girls on the other hand will chirp and wheek in the middle of the night with little provocation. If I go to the kitchen to get a drink in the middle of the night they try to wake the whole house.

  9. #8
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Agrimony's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 27, 2012
    Location
    Newburgh, NY
    Posts
    1,353
    Thanks
    260
    Thanks
    208 Rec'd/157 Posts
    Mentioned
    53 Post(s)
    Quoted
    134 Post(s)

    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    I would not keep guinea pigs in the bedroom. you can get used to their sounds but they are noisy little things.

  10. #9
    Cavy Newbie
    Joined
    Sep 29, 2015
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    Mine is always up at the most random times of the night so I never sleep in the same room. They just don't have the same sleep pattern as me.

  11. #10
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Jul 20, 2015
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    34
    Thanks
    3
    Thanks
    5 Rec'd/3 Posts
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Quoted
    2 Post(s)

    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    I imagine it depends on the pigs, but mine settle down a lot when I turn the lights out. They still do make noise but they are much quieter. If your someone like me that needs a bit of sound to sleep;I actually find my piggies noises actually help me get to sleep. I enjoy just laying in bed just focusing on their little sounds. Mine are little noise machines if the lights are on though.

  12. #11
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Aug 26, 2015
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    2
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    On the weekends during the summer, we bring the g-pigs with us to the camper. their cage is right next my bed. Once the lights are off, they settle down to sleep.

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •