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Noise when being picked up

Rivervixen

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Hi all, I’ve noticed only while picking Bruno up (when he’s being lifted) I hear a few clicks from him , after that I don’t hear anything. Is this cause for concern?
 

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Hi!

Can you please take a video? It is impossible to judge what is going on just going by your words.

Please be aware that picking up is generally stressful for piggies; this means that even the slightest obstruction in the small and narrow airways is becoming audible with increased heavier breathing. Guinea pigs don't breath much with their mouths. If you don't hear anything at other times, I would frankly not worry.
The clicking sounds that are serious are clicking with the teeth (generally an expression of pain/overgrowing teeth) or from the lungs (can indicate pneumonia, especially in combination with heavy breathing from diaphragm).

You may however want to see whether you can train your piggies to come into a pick-up conveyance of some sort in order to make the process less stressful for them as it cuts very close to their prey animal instincts.
Understanding Prey Animal Instincts, Guinea Pig Whispering And Cuddling Tips
How To Pick Up And Weigh Your Guinea Pig Safely
 
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