I have two guinea pigs
, they're pretty neat. I was driven to buy them because they were cute
, but I knew I would have to give them food, affection, and exercise.
. Guinea pigs need daily exercise and if you try chasing them around in a big room you'll find that they're quite fast, despite their stubby
legs. I let mine run around in my Dining
room, and they are very interesting to watch. I've heard them whistle
and I'm beginning to decode what some of these sounds mean.
Whistling/siren sound-They make this when they're trying to relocate
each other, or when they want their owner. (This isn't really a whistle
, it's just so high pitched
it sounds that way).
Loud squeaking and chattering-This means they're mad
or in pain
Purring-This means they're happy
and enjoying themselves.
I wish I could find out more, and maybe even duplicate
these sounds. But for now, all I can do is watch these amazing
animals at work.