Guinea pig masturbating :(

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One of my pigs masturbates outside of his cage close to me and there’s like a 50% chance he’ll do it when I take him out. It makes me uncomfortable so I pick him up or wiggle him a little to spook him and make him stop. Is it ok to do this? I do not harm him physically. Just wished he’d hold his urge in until he got back to his cage :(
 

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One of my pigs masturbates outside of his cage close to me and there’s like a 50% chance he’ll do it when I take him out. It makes me uncomfortable so I pick him up or wiggle him a little to spook him and make him stop. Is it ok to do this? I do not harm him physically. Just wished he’d hold his urge in until he got back to his cage :(
Hi!

Sorry for you, but please leave your piggy in peace. They are only exhibiting natural behaviour. Unlike us humans, they don't have a concept for political correctness. Just look the other way.

- Guinea pigs have evolved on grass/hay as their main diet. This is nutritious but very hard to break down, so guinea pigs need to run the not yet fully broken down fibre through the gut twice. In order to do that they produce two different varieties of poo; the waste poos from both runs and the so-called caecotrophs that contain the not yet fully broken down fibrous food which they preferably pick up straight from their genitalia. The caecotrophs are produced at a different time and are a slightly different texture to waste poos.
- Both genders keep their genitalia regularly cleaned by licking.
- Some boars do indeed masturbate, especially teenagers.
 

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Hi!

Sorry for you, but please leave your piggy in peace. They are only exhibiting natural behaviour. Unlike us humans, there don't have a concept for political correctness. Just look the other way.

- Guinea pigs have evolved on grass/hay as their main diet. This is nutritious but very hard to break down, so guinea pigs need to run the not yet fully broken down fibre through the gut twice. In order to do that they produce two different varieties of poo; the waste poos from both runs and so called caecotrophs that contain the not yet fully broken down fibrous food which they preferably pick up straight from their genitalia. The caecotrophs are produced at a different time and are a slightly different texture to waste poos.
- Both genders keep their genitalia regularly cleaned by licking.
- Some boars do indeed masturbate, especially teenagers.
 
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:) I'm gone, but seriously, you're concerned that guinea pigs may possibly wish to pleasure themselves, believe it or not, they tend to be ignorant of judeao-christain mortality, and most animals have a tendency to do it. To be clear you feel threatened by an eight inch herbivore?
 

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:) I'm gone, but seriously, you're concerned that guinea pigs may possibly wish to pleasure themselves, believe it or not, they tend to be ignorant of judeao-christain mortality, and most animals have a tendency to do it. To be clear you feel threatened by an eight inch herbivore?
I love how a ghost Falken keeps appearing but making sure to start the message with I'm gone but... :))
 

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By this do you actually mean, “Dear admins of the Guinea Pig Forum, please would you delete my post/thread/account?” If so, please ask nicely and I am sure we will oblige.
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I’m sorry but your post makes no sense. Why does it start with “Delete” ?
I think the OP was talking to Alexa, as in the Amazon virtual assistant. ‚Alexa delete‘ is one of the commands to get her to delete comments or text you have written. In this case it seems like the voice command was accidentally posted here. So I don’t think they were rudely asking you to delete anything if that’s how it came across :)
 

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I think it's super cute when my boy eats his poop during lap time I always thank him for cleaning up after himself rather than pooping on me 🤣
I didn't know they masturbated though but I guess it's better than humping an unwilling cage mate.
 

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:) I'm gone, but seriously, you're concerned that guinea pigs may possibly wish to pleasure themselves, believe it or not, they tend to be ignorant of judeao-christain mortality, and most animals have a tendency to do it. To be clear you feel threatened by an eight inch herbivore?
I'm sorry, but I think this remark is very unfair to the OP, and the second sentence, its sneering tone, completely uncalled-for. The OP asked a question, which was sensibly answered, about her pig's behaviour, if she finds it embarrassing there is no good reason to laugh at her. "Believe it or not" there are some people who find seeing sexual behaviour by animals, or humans, awkward or embarrassing. I for one might laugh off my guinea pigs humping or masturbating, but if I'd look away if I saw dogs at it esp if I was with a young child, and if someone put "Emanuelle" or "Caligula" on the video, I would be out the door, and as for a flasher in the park, would I be expected to look on and enjoy now that judaeo-christian morality is so outworn apparently?
People can call me a prude if they so wish, I am what I am .... Prude Lib, Prude Pride!
 

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