Why is my guinea pig making a weird noise?

Whistling: Guinea pigs will often let out a high pitched squeal or whistle, and this noise means your furry friend is excited, perhaps about feeding time or playtime. A deep, relaxed one means your guinea pig is content, while a higher pitched one is more likely a sound of annoyance.

What does guinea pig Chutting mean?

Chutting. AKA “I’m having fun!” Sometimes referred to as a “clucking” sound (like a mother hen would make), this is a sound of contentment. Guinea pigs may make this sound towards you when you’re interacting with them, or toward their cage mates, when they’re enjoying the moment.

What does an unhappy guinea pig sound like?

Teeth chattering, hissing, growling, and whining are all some unhappy guinea pig sounds that your guinea pig may make when they are in discomfort with another piggie. Teeth chattering is one of the more common unhappy guinea pig noises that you can distinguish between the others.

What does it mean when my guinea pig makes little quiet squeaking noises?

Squeal: Some guinea pigs will squeal when they are experiencing potential pain or they need attention. It can sometimes be that another guinea pig is stealing his favorite spot to eat. Pay attention to your guinea pig if you hear a squeal because it could indicate that they need help from something hurting them.

How can you tell if your guinea pig is lonely?

Signs your guinea pig is lonely include:

  • Skittishness or nervous behaviour.
  • Lack of interest in day to day activities.
  • Lethargy.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Behavioural issues such as chewing on the cage, trying to escape, rattling water bottles and constantly crying out for attention.

What kind of noise does a guinea pig make?

Shrieking is when you hear a loud, high-pitched, piercing sound like a combination of squeak, whine, and chirp all at once. Aside from the sound implying a demand for attention, shrieking can also mean that they are warning other cavies to get away.

What does it mean when guinea pig squeaks?

Although you might hear them squeak all the time, those guinea pig noises come in different pitches, volumes, and frequencies that can mean different things, as mentioned above. To give you a better sense of guinea pig sounds and what you need to do when you hear them, here is our list of Guinea pig noises and their meaning. 1. Wheeking

What does it mean when a guinea pig rumbles?

“Bad” guinea pig sounds: You are about to loose a finger (or nose tip). 9. Rumbling Sounds like purring, only lower pitched (deeper) and accompanied with vibrating. Response to being scared or angry in which case the rumble often sounds higher and the body vibrates shortly

What kind of communication does a guinea pig have?

In fact, guinea pigs use sounds as a primary means of communication, and since they are herd animals, sounds are also their means of maintaining social rank. Understanding guinea pig sounds is one of the basic prerequisites for understanding what your pet is trying to tell you.