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Sounds Purr vs Durr

arionat799

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I read that guinea pigs both purr (=happy) and durr (=angry) How do you tell the difference between the two? Thanks! :)
 
A sharp or shorter purr means they are afraid, or dislike the situation. Often comes after strange, new or loud noises, and those pigs whom dislike a certain body part touched. Any kind purring from my pigs is a negative sound, but some claim their pigs purring is positive.

A much softer, cooing noise means they are content & happy. Mine will do this while falling asleep during lap time, or when grooming me/each other.
 
With one of my piggies it is easier to tell, because she is an Abyssinian and if I stroke one of her rosettes in the wrong direction she will make a sudden "Durr" sound. With the purring it seems to last longer, and the pur seems to sound more relaxed. But with some piggies it is harder to tell. So I think if it is a quick sudden noise it is the "Durr" sound meaning they might be scared. If the sound lasts for awhile and your piggy seems relaxed that is the "purr" sound.
 
Never mind Hanniballecter got there before me.:)
 
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