Hi and welcomeIs it normal if guinea pigs don't wheek?
Mine do not and my mother is slightly concerned, because it is what all guinea pigs do and are known for.
Do all guinea pigs wheek?
I have had my guinea pigs for 9 months, but I do not know their exact age, as they are rescues. The RSPCA told me they were two years old when I got them, but one looks older.Hi and welcome
How long have you had your guinea pigs and how old are they?
By far not all guinea pigs are loud wheekers; the same as you get peple who can't stop talking and others who won't open their mouth.
But they are also prey animals, so if your piggies are new, then you need to give them time to settle in and get their bearings. As long as they are frightened, they will stay as quiet as they can.
Please take the time to read these guides here. You will find them hopefully very helpful and interesting!
Arrival in a home from the perspective of pet shop guinea pigs
How Do I Settle Shy New Guinea Pigs?
Understanding Prey Animal Instincts, Guinea Pig Whispering And Cuddling Tips
How To Pick Up And Weigh Your Guinea Pig Safely
PS: Please make sure that your piggies are warm and tight in the current freezing nights!
In this case, you just have a quiet pair. Nothing to worry about!I have had my guinea pigs for 9 months, but I do not know their exact age, as they are rescues. The RSPCA told me they were two years old when I got them, but one looks older.
And yes, we are keeping them warm with a new indoor hutch (we made) and hot water bottle wrapped on old towels (whenever I take a peek, I always see Neville LOUNGING on the water bottle, hot or cold).