Purring

Lizzieejoyce

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Can anyone share an accurate video of a guinea purring? I‘ve searched high and low but all the clips I’ve seen have been of owners mistaking purring for rumbling.

My two are very vocal and I want to be able to distinguish between purring and general chatter/exploring chirps 😊
 

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Sorry, I don’t have any, there used to be an excellent website with guinea pig sounds on but alas the files are no longer available
 

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Purring is quite distinct from chit chat as they're moving around their cage or having lap time. I can't recommend a video though I'm afraid. It also depends on the context what it may mean.
 

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I tend to work on the context.
If the purring occurs when food arrives it’s usually happy purring.
If you have a boar and he’s anything like mine it’s rumbling
 

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I tend to work on the context.
If the purring occurs when food arrives it’s usually happy purring.
If you have a boar and he’s anything like mine it’s rumbling
They make different noises I’m just finding hard to know what purring itself sounds like, other than like a cat. but thank you!
 

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Purring usually comes in short bursts (well it does with my lot!) Mine do it when there is any unusual noise such as rattling of keys when I go to unlock the door. Black bird alarm calls in the garden will also make mine purr. I don’t th8nk mine have ever purred to show delight at something - usually alarm/fright.
 
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