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Sounds Purring?

katkor03

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When I have my piggies in my arms and or out for lap time and I'm petting them, they make the purring sound but I'm not quite sure that they are purring because they like it. Is there any body language or cues/clues as to if they're doing because they're content or just because they want to go back into their pen? Right now it seems more like they do it when they want to absolutely be put back in the pen.
 
  • Purring: Another guinea pig sound is the purr, which may make your guinea pig seem more like a cat. These purrs can have different meanings. A deep, relaxed one means your guinea pig is content, while a higher pitched one is more likely a sound of annoyance. A shorter sounding, apprehensive purr may mean fear. Alternately, fear can be signaled by a high-pitched squeak or shriek.
 
Ah. I believe it was the shorter one. Thanks! That helps. I will start giving them food again every time I pick them up.
 
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