Piggy Noises!

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Anna Grogan

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Hi!
I'm a 3 day old piggy mama with a timid, yet noisey pig.

I've scoured the internet and youtube for examples of sounds that Guinea Pigs make but found nothing that satisfied my interest in the meanings of the sounds..
I just wondered if any of you had accurate knowledge of them?
 

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Hi and welcome!

A lot of the sounds are actually quite similar to the untrained ear and can only be interpreted by taking body language and situational context into account. That is the reason why you struggle to find more information. Piggies are generally good communicators, so they teach you fairly quickly what they like and dislike.
This is the best audio bites website with correct information: http://www.jackiesguineapiggies.com/guineapigsounds.html

Guinea pigs are group animals and not really wired to live alone. Please consider getting your little boy a friend, ideally from one of our recommended piggy savvy rescues which we can guarantee for experience and good practice. The key to a stable boar bond is mutual liking and character compatibility; an age difference can also help with stabilising the bond while your little boy is going through his teenage hormones. You will have the added benefit of enjoying the antics and the lively interaction that makes guinea pigs so unique.
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/companionship.37654/
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/boars-a-guide-to-successful-companionship.76162/
Your closest rescues where you will be in safe hands are North West Guinea Pig Rescue and Rosie and Brambles Sanctuary.
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/pages/guinea-pig-rescue-locator/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rosie-Brambles-guinea-pig-sanctuary/288075508063692
https://www.facebook.com/NegprNorthEastGuineaPigRescueAdoptionPage

As a piggy newbie, you will also find these threads here helpful:
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk...or-a-balanced-general-guinea-pig-diet.116460/
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/guinea-pig-body-quirks.58854/
 

Anna Grogan

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Hi and welcome!

A lot of the sounds are actually quite similar to the untrained ear and can only be interpreted by taking body language and situational context into account. That is the reason why you struggle to find more information. Piggies are generally good communicators, so they teach you fairly quickly what they like and dislike.
This is the best audio bites website with correct information: http://www.jackiesguineapiggies.com/guineapigsounds.html

Guinea pigs are group animals and not really wired to live alone. Please consider getting your little boy a friend, ideally from one of our recommended piggy savvy rescues which we can guarantee for experience and good practice. The key to a stable boar bond is mutual liking and character compatibility; an age difference can also help with stabilising the bond while your little boy is going through his teenage hormones. You will have the added benefit of enjoying the antics and the lively interaction that makes guinea pigs so unique.
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/companionship.37654/
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/boars-a-guide-to-successful-companionship.76162/
Your closest rescues where you will be in safe hands are North West Guinea Pig Rescue and Rosie and Brambles Sanctuary.
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/pages/guinea-pig-rescue-locator/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rosie-Brambles-guinea-pig-sanctuary/288075508063692
https://www.facebook.com/NegprNorthEastGuineaPigRescueAdoptionPage

As a piggy newbie, you will also find these threads here helpful:
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk...or-a-balanced-general-guinea-pig-diet.116460/
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/guinea-pig-body-quirks.58854/
Amazing! Thank you so much for your help :)
 

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I have listened to guinea pig sounds so many times I can't count but the best way to understand them is just to watch and listen to your own. Honestly it just takes time and then you will soon get better at communicating with them. Though I have had mine for a year and half the time I still have no idea what they're saying ;)
 
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