Cleaning advice needed

Honey and Blossom

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Hello, so my GPs are in my bedroom and I need to hover up all the hay today. The problem is that they stress out and start squeaking whenever I hover. What should I do?I only have 1 cage but I have a Guinea Pig carrier to possibly use. What should I do, thanks!
 

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If they are severely affected by it, then I’d pop them in the carrier and move them to another room while you clean up.
They usually get used noises like a vacuum cleaner in time.
 

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My guinea pigs were scared out of their wits when I first hovered and started squealing and ran into their hideys. But now they are used to it and just sit lounging about eating while I do it. My personal advice would be if they don't get too stressed, keep hovering while they are in the room and they will probably eventually get used to it.
 

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My pigs still run to hide when I Hoover but it doesn’t take me long and they’re back out again within a minute or two. They will get used to it I promise.
 

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Mine are now so used to the hoover they completely ignore it.
In time they do become used to the normal sounds of the house
 

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My personal advice would also be if they don't get too stressed, keep hovering while they are in the room and they will probably eventually get used to it.
 

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Mine are now used to it. When they were new and scared I used to start the hoover in another room and slowly move towards the room they were in so that it wasn't a sudden loud noise.
 

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Starting further away and getting closer should help them be less scared as it's not a sudden roar right next to them. With time they'll probably get used to it. My boys aren't bothered at all now.
 

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My two new piggies were scared of the hoover when they first arrived. I started hoovering in another room and then gradually approached their room and now it doesn’t bother them at all. I think it helped that the older two wasn’t bothered by it either
 

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The sounds the boys react to...


Hoover - Nothing, have a snooze 😴

Plastic bag rustle - Ooooh hello! Feed us! 😁

Doorbell - Run for the hills!

Sneeze/fart - Run for the hills!

:))

Same except instead of a plastic bag rustle its ice cream tub opening (no not filled with ice cream, just a cheap storage solution for storing guinea pig treats)
 
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