Do guinea pigs sleep with their eyes open?

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I have heard that guinea pigs sleep with their eyes open. Is this true?

My last guinea pig slept with her eyes open but now that I have Oreo, she sleeps with her eyes closed. Does it vary from Guinea pig to guinea pig? Or does it have to do with how comfortable they are with you and their surroundings?
 

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Yes, most of mine sleep with their eyes open. On occasion though, they will sleep with their eyes closed :)
 

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I kind of find this interesting because Oreo will only sleep with her eyes closed. Its pretty cute because watching go to sleep is quite cute. She lets her eyelids get so heavy and then lets them droop til shes out cold..... Yes I know she is still baby, but will she keep doing it everytime she goes to sleep?
 

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It depends on the guinea pig. I do have one big lazy lug named Linney who closes her eyes to sleep. My pig Sundae will often lay down with her eyes open just a crack, which I assume is her sleeping. However, I had one very high strung piggie named Frenzy and I NEVER saw her close her eyes... literally never! I asked the vet about it and he said that they can and do sleep with their eyes open, and if I sometimes saw her sitting/laying just staring off into space, she was most likely napping.
 

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I've seen them asleep with their eyes open, it's kinda a shock at first :))
 
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One of my pigs, Gloria sleeps with her eyes open. Haven't noticed it so much with the others. It is kinda weird at first. Bless their little ways :) xx
 

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Its quite cute to see them play hard and then all of a sudden just zonk out. Yes I have to agree. It is sorta weird to see them sleep with their eyes open, but on the same side it is completely adorable to have them close their eyes while your holding them.

Thanks for the info. I guess my other one was pretty high strung because she slept with her eyes open and she died with her eyes open.
 
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My Tam sleeps with her eyes open. I was watching her the other day and she had R.E.M. I wunder what she was dreaming about. Love her heart
 
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