Why Do Piggies Go 'brrr!' When Put In Cage After It's Been Cleaned?

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Maddykins

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When my pigs go back in their cage after it's been cleaned they both always do a little rumble as soon as they get in. I've seen other people say their piggies do as well. Why do they do this?
 

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Could it be because the scents are different/new? If the cage has been cleaned it might have a more neutral smell and I suppose, especially if they are males it could be a dominance/territorial marking thing? I don't actually know though, but it is cute!
 

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I think it's a way of warning the others there may be danger? All the smells are different so the boys particularly will usually have a good look around to make sure everything is good...although all mine also do a funny brr thing sometimes when I stroke their backs In their cage, they go flat (Cagney yawns!) and it's as if they are saying 'ooh that's so nice' . Don't think we'll ever truly figure them out!
 

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Depends on the type of 'brr'! Usually mine will rumblestrut around and re-establish their territory as something has changed in the environment with a cleanout. A quiet short, sharp 'brr' means a piggy is acknowledging something that worries them, new smells or sounds that are unknown and so could be a danger.
 
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