My Guinea Pig Thinks He's A Dog

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Keiko The Pig

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Hi there, just wondering if any other piggy owners have experienced dog behaviour from their pigs! My boy plays tug of war with his chew sticks, and also chases them around! Though maybe that behaviour is more cat like, as he doesn't fetch! Just tries to catch it as I drag it along in front of him!
 

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Mine like to play tug of war with their food but I think that's because they're greedy little things who don't like to share as opposed to them playing! I also have a piggy who literally likes to chuck things around his cage, toilet roll tubes, boxes and push things around literally bashing them about!
 

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Mine like to play tug of war with their food but I think that's because they're greedy little things who don't like to share as opposed to them playing! I also have a piggy who literally likes to chuck things around his cage, toilet roll tubes, boxes and push things around literally bashing them about!
My Hugo bashes things about haha! He tips his beds upside down and everything! He headbutts things to move them out the way
 

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Yes, archie follows me round the house like my dog used to, he comes if I call him, and if I have him in bed, he sleeps across my head like my dog did, and he goes absolutely insane if he knows hes going outside. My dog would sit at the door whining and scratching at it, and archie does that, and he gets SO GRUMPY if we dont put him out. Even when its ice outside, he tries to get out there, and as for rain and wind, he doesnt care in the least (though of course we cover the run and give him a hot water bottle etc), it can be lashing down with rain and he just chomps away on the grass not bothered at all.
He also licks my hands like my dog did, and likes to play chase, and he lets me roll him around on the floor when hes stretched out and kiss his tummy like I would do on my dog, and squeeze his lips and flip them around and chew on him gently, and nibble his ears too, I would do that to my dog.
He likes to sit/lie down and watch me till he falls asleep, my dog used to do that too.
I think they share the same spirit, cause years ago, I had a bunny and he let me do those things too.
 
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