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belly rubs

cobalt

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Do guinea pigs enjoy belly rubs? Are they comfortable laying or semi-laying on their backs?
 

MetallichicA

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As far as I know, all guinea pigs hate being put on their backs - it makes them feel too vulnerable. That's a very tender, unprotected part of their body. It might be possible that some guinea pig somewhere is comfortable enough to allow it, but mine have always been deathly afraid of being flipped onto their backs or having their tummies exposed in any way.
 

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Hey, My guinea pig Oskar, loves to have his belly rubbed. :) He's sitting on my lap, now. HeHe
 

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Ugh, my pigs hate it. I tried today and they flipped back over in a second.
 

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If i put my knees up, and put the gp one of my gp's on his back in between my legs he will lay there for almost an hour letting me rub his belly. I usuall just stick my thumbs hunder his belly and rub it and he squeaks and arches his back. Both of mine like the belly rub.
 
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