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kash191

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My 3 month old ; Chewie keeps surprising me with his quirky behavior.

I'm not sure if its good or bad but usually he will chatter away when i hold him, it doesnt sound like whining or crying but its semi high / low pitch mixes....any ideas?

also when i scratch the top of his head he stops usually just freezes, no sound or anything....is this good or bad? will the make sounds when they approve or is quiet good in this case?

and most of the time if i start my long strokes around his forehead he will jerk his head up in to my hand much similar like a cat would lean in to the hand petting it. i can see it being good or bad so id really appreciate some guidance on this.... i hope my piggie is getting used to me, he doesn't run away from me once hes out of his cage and in my hands but i dont think i get any purrs just yet, he may only be beginning to trust me a little bit....again I'm not sure,
 

Hanwombat

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One of mine goes quiet if I tickle his face and I think he likes it and he usually closes his eyes - as if its relaxing

Usually if you stroke their head and they thrash their head up it mean that they want you to stop, mine do this sometimes.
 

mrs ord

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Yup the head jerk is a stroppy "god mam get off me will you your soo embarasing" :)) I wouldn't worry though stroppy is good. He's relaxed enough to show you he's anoyed at you wich is a step ahead of being scared of you :))
 

MrsWilsoncroft

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Reggie sometimes does that with his head if I stroke him too close to his eyes, to me it seems like a kind of "dont do that" reaction lol.

On the other hand if he is really relaxed he makes these cute noises and lowers his head when sat on my knee and closes his eyes x
 
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