They are so noisy what do I do

Holly123987

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So I am very new to this don’t know if I am posting this in the right place but anyway I really need help as I just got 2 female guinea pigs today and they seemed to settle in fine. Shy to start with but came out abit and wernt overly loud or really quiet. It is now currently 3.23am and they have been really loud for like an hour now just running around one at a time. They are in my bedroom and I don’t know if this is going to stop as they settle in or carry on. I have done some googling and it sayes make sure theirs water that their is a new fresh bottle and theirs also fresh hey and some veggies. I cannot move them out of my room as my mum and dad say they are my responsibility and the cage wouldn’t fit anywhere else. I have thought about ear plugs but don’t know how well they work? Any suggestions are massively appreciated Thankyou x
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum Your piggies sound like they are enjoying themselves which is a good thing as it means they must be happy in your care. All sounds seem amplified at night as there are no other noises as there are during the day. If you find it hard to sleep while you are getting used to them being in your room try ear plugs.
 

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I used to live in a TINY studio apartment with my boyfriend where our piggies basically were in our bedroom. I completely understand where you’re coming from but piggies will be piggies and them running around means they are happy and enjoying their cage. I got used to the noise after a few nights and it no longer bothered me at all. That was until my little girl decided she was a 2am chirper 😂 that was difficult to sleep through so I invested in some ear plugs. Silicone ones (like earphone buds ) are great. But my boyfriend slept through everything they ever did!
 

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Give it a few nights you’ll probably learn to sleep through it. I’ve had hamsters in my bedroom before rattling on wheels, and until recently had a gerbil tank where they dug all night and after a couple of nights the noise stopped waking me.
 

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Perhaps talk to your mum and dad again about the amount of noise they make at night. If it starts to impact on you being able to focus at school due to disrupted sleep which is affecting your studies and therefore your future then perhaps they might reconsider
 

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Have you got the lights off? I find my piggies are quieter when it is dark.
 

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My boys are in my room. Always kept guinea pigs in my bedroom find it helps the bond you develop and also very handy in seeing any changes health-wise in them.

They can be noisy yes. And you do have to keep them clean to avoid a smelly room- I clean my boys out every day. But now I can't sleep without them. I don't notice their noises much during the night and I'm a light sleeper which surprises me. I find that each pig has learnt my routine very well by now. I sleep latest by 12 and earliest 10 till about 7 am next morning and 4 am on weekends so they kip when I do and beat me up for veg lol.
 
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