Are guinea pigs really noisy?

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kcasey

I was going to get 2 guinea pigs, but was concered that as they would be stayin in my bedroom they may be really noisy.

What does everyone think? Does anyone else keep them in their bedroom?

Thanks, Kieran.
 
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mine are in 2 sheds one for sows one for boars and they can hear me open the back door to get to them and let out a noise you would not believe, not sure they will make much noise in a bedroom though, some one while let you know in a while I'm sure
 
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Personally I don't think it is a good idea, my dogs sleep upstairs but I would draw the line at the guineas in the bedroom with me!
I don't have allergies but I doubt it does anyone much good sleeping in a room with hay and bedding materials on a full time basis.
Guineas also munch, grub about and rattle the water bottle 24 hours a day...well on and off ::)

Have you got no where in the house they can live? Many people have them in their living room where they live as part of the family...this is ideal as they become very tame and well socialised. Mine are in the guinea room/study and love it inside. They are outdoors (or some are) during the nice weather.
Perhaps you have a utility room or something if it is not possible to keep them in your downstairs living area?

Just my thoughts :)

Barbara
 
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kcasey

I could always keep them in the shed, as the rabbit is already out-there, but in a seperate hutch obviously.
and Maybe bring them inside to play during the day in a run or something.

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My 3 are in my bedroom and there fine. Don't make any noise atall. Only time they have is when one of them has been new and the other ones can smell it but apart from that it doesn't bother me.
 

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Guinea pigs can be quite noisy so having them in your bedroom probably wouldn't be a great idea. Is there anywhere else in your house you can keep them? Mine have their own room upstairs in the study room and my bedroom is downstairs :)

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My son has two in his bedroom and he says he hears them on and off when they wake up for a munch in the night, but it doesn't disturb him too much (a good job as there's nowhere else for them to go ;D). I used to have a hamster in my bedroom at uni and had to resort to earplugs :D
 
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I would say it depends on whether you are a heavy sleeper or not ;)

I had mine in my room overnight the other week - I heard them :D. They even chew hay loudlly - well at 3am it seems loud. ;D

I am sure you would get used to it though!
 
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I had mine in my bedroom for quite some time without ANY problem, as I dont have any allergies so the hay etc doesnt bother me.

the only thing was they went through a phase of drinking noisyly out of their water bottles, so it was klack-klack-klack-klack every ten minutes and it was driving me bonkers ;) Hasnt happened since though, maybe it was the bottles fault.

My piggies are usually only noisy during the day, because they can see me walking about and always think its time for food and please could I bring some, FAST ;) however in the dark and nothing moving, they are usually quiet.
 
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Well mine live in my bedroom because theres nowhere else for them. I live in a student studio flat and it's tiny. I'm a heavy sleeper and mine have woke me a couple of times because they're going through a bratty stage at the minute.
 
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Currently all mine are in my room and yes they are noisy but i quickly go used to it, its not really their voices that you hear its their water bottles, chewing bars or pigloos and eating but with mine they do it for around an hour after i come to bed then when the house goes quiet they go to sleep themselves my two girls are the least noisiest i have to say x
 
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I live in a studio flat and have 4 boys in 3 cages and a parakeet! I cover them all over at night which seems to help, you do hear the odd water bottle or rumblestrutt, but I wouldn't have it any other way!
 

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My three are in my bedroom too, yeah you get the usual noise of the water bottles clacking and a bit of nibbling and commotion but generally they're not too bad ;)
 
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