Why is my guinea pig purring and swaying?
Mating Posture A female guinea pig who’s in the mood for some mating will sway her hips from side to side as she either purrs or chatters her teeth together. She’ll combine the hip-swaying movement with a circling motion as well. The guinea pig will also use this posture to prevent being attacked.
What does it mean when a guinea pig sways?
Well, guinea pig rumble strutting is known to be a mating dance but can also be seen as an act of dominance. And it doesn’t just happen between a male and female, but can happen with any paired piggie! Another body language to recognize is the raising of a piggie’s head and front legs and fluffing up their fur.
What does it mean when a guinea pig purrs and walks slow?
Guinea pig purr and walk slowly The slow-moving followed with a purr is usually the beginning of dominance behavior in guinea pigs. It is what we called rumble strutting, where guinea pigs generally vibrate like a phone, make some purring and rumbling noise, and then make some specific movement.
What does it mean when a guinea pig moves side to side?
Strutting: Moving side to side on stiff legs can be a sign of aggression, often accompanied by teeth chattering. Scent Marking: Guinea pigs will rub their chins, cheeks, and hind ends on items they wish to mark as theirs.
How can you tell if your guinea pig is sad?
Signs of Stress and Depression: If your guinea pig is feeling stressed or depressed, his behavior will reflect this. Normally, a stressed guinea pig will show signs of irritability and more aggressive displays of behavior, such as head tossing, fidgeting, or teeth-baring.
Where do guinea pigs like to be touched?
Most guinea pigs prefer a good scratch behind the ears or gentle petting on the back. Find the level of contact your pet is most comfortable with, and he will grow to enjoy his time out of the cage.
What is Chutting?
Chutting: this sounds a bit like a frog’s croak, but softer. It generally means that your Guinea Pig is happy going about her daily routine. Rumbling: also known as rumble strutting and motor-boarding this is a rumbling noise and a mating sound.
What does it mean when a guinea pig purrs?
But what does it mean when a guinea pig purrs? Deciphering guinea pig noises can be tricky, as many of them sound nearly identical to human ears. That being said, when a guinea pig purrs, it generally is a sign of contentedness. The trick is being able to differentiate a purr from similar sounding noises.
Is it OK to separate my cavy guinea pig?
KEY TIP: If your cavy lives with another guinea pig, it could be a good idea to separate them for a bit. If one of them is stressed by something, it raises the chances they might show signs of aggression toward the other. This will only make the situation worse.
What does it mean when a guinea pig whistles?
A guinea pig’s hiss will sound much like a cat’s, but a little shorter. For them, it is just a reflex response to a stressful situation. It’s similar to how a person might start sweating or rocking back and forth when anxious. A whistle, on the other hand, is more high-pitched and almost more a squeal.