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    Question Guinea pigs licking each other's ears?

    My two pigs, a girl and a castrated male, have recently been licking each other's ears quite a lot. They also nudge each other with their noses which I think is just normal but why are they licking each other's ears? It isn't a mating sign is it? We were told by the RSPCA that Josh my male is neutered.

    Oh, sorry, I should of put this thread in Medical and Veterinary, sorry!

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    Re: Guinea pigs licking each other's ears?

    No, they're just grooming each other. My females even do that. Bonded pairs regularly groom one another. They'll even lick their eyes and all over their faces. I had one that would lick the other one all over.

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    Re: Guinea pigs licking each other's ears?

    Aww, that sounds kind of cute! I've never seen mine groom each other.

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    Re: Guinea pigs licking each other's ears?

    Oh, OK, that's cute now!

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    Re: Guinea pigs licking each other's ears?

    I've heard that guinea pigs will take a specific interest in something suddenly if something's wrong, for example ears might mean an ear infection. I don't know how much truth's in it, but you could at least take a look in the ears to see if they need cleaning, if they've got particularly dirty that might explain all the ear attention.

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    Re: Guinea pigs licking each other's ears?

    I've been wondering this the past couple of days as little baby Dot will appear to sometimes 'nibble' Dede's (LW) ears and then Delta (LW) sometimes looks as if she's nibbling Dot's but there are never any marks or anything.
    Glad someone asked!

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    Re: Guinea pigs licking each other's ears?

    My BOYS do that as well!! LOL joke!!

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    Re: Guinea pigs licking each other's ears?

    I have looked at their ears, but they do seem fine. My girl's ear has a weird little floppy bit. It isn't bleeding or swollen, or anything, just a little bit of skin is on her ear. She isn't bothered about it. Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Guinea pigs licking each other's ears?

    My boys groom each other sometimes. It's super cute.

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    Re: Guinea pigs licking each other's ears?

    I know LOL!!

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