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Twitching and rolling over

Alssa

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I recently made my piggy a cuddle sack which is basically a donut of fabric you wear like a scarf and let your piggy sleep or to just cuddle in. She really likes it and the only concerning thing is that when she’s in it she’ll shake her head like she has an itch in her ear and then flop over on her side like she’s trying to scratch. She’ll get up and do it a few more times but then she’s fine. I’ve never seen her do this anywhere other than the cuddle sack. Maybe she’s irritated by the fabric? I used flannel bc I thought fleece would be too hot. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!
 

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Is your piggy quite young?
If so it could be that she is doing something called 'popcorning' which is usually a sign of extreme happiness and excitement.
When they do it on a hard surface (the floor) they bounce and twist all over the place - it is lovely to watch.
One of ours (Ruby) was a very enthusiastic pop-corner, and would hurl herself into a pile of fleece and fall on her side.
 

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It sounds rather like your little girl is popcorning (jumping and twisting) with fun in her cuddle sac.
 

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Sounds like she’s just playing.
Keziah does that in her tunnel which is fun to watch.
She looks very cute and full of life
 
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