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StromasDragon

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I have a problem with all my guineas it may not seem that big but it is beginning to drive me mad. Whenever i move about my room and rustle of touch anything that makes a noise they go mad with the feed me wheeks. They are not under fed at all so why are they doing this it makes me feel like a bad owner. They even come up to the cage with big watery eyes and it breaks my heart.
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This is not because they are hungry.. Guinea pigs are naturally just inquizitive (spelling?) and any new or different noises make them squeak.. It maybe rustling of a bag or the noise from the door shutting.. They just want to know what it is..

As to them coming to the front of the cage, it's just a bit of reassurance they want from you that everything is ok, they are just trying to find out what the noise is/was.. If you feed them every time they squeak, you will end up with some really overweight piggies and they will know that everytime a noise is made that you will feed them..And you don't want that

http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=465.0

The above thread tells you more


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bevs

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Haha! It's not just my boys then! Since they found their voices, there's no stopping them. Like you say even the slightest rustle or clink gets them going. The first few times I did reward them, but now I just go to the cage and say what's the matter? It's not for you. And try to ignore the head cocked to a side and the droopy lips..... it's soooo hard :)
 

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no, you're not alone there bev! so many people think 'they are making noises cos they are hungry'.... nope, it's because they rely a lot on sound and any new noise they want to know what it is thats all
 
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claire

Yeah my lot do this too lol

They like to push their luck lol

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DebbieR

My two go mad with excired wheeking when Hubby opens a can of lager ? ;D
 
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