Guinea pigs licking

Wiebke

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My guinea pigs love to lick and is it safe? Just want to make sure! Also, how do you potty train?
Licking is safe. Depending on the context it can mean exploring/tasting (especially salt on your skin from sweating), cleaning, healing or affection.

Piggies cannot be potty trained. They can have preferred toiletting corners but will also pee when sleeping. Poos are produced in such amounts that they are often dropped all over the place. Especially piggies from less than ideal conditions may have never learned any sanitary habits from their elders.
 

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One of my boys licks me (and tries to comb my skin, which is less comfortable) when I stroke him, so I like to think it’s mutual grooming!
 
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