What does guinea mean in guinea pig?
Guinea is a country in West Africa. However this animal originated in South America. It is possible that the name of Guinea got mixed up with Guiana (which is in South America). Or it is possible that, when the animal was introduced to England or North America someone used the name Guinea because the though it was appropriate for this new import from a faraway and strange place.
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While I can't speak for every guinea pig, I know that my guinea pig does something similar to a cat's purr which may feel like a vibration when you pet the guinea pig. It's ge…neral a sign of affection, but they sometimes do it as a fear response to sudden loud noises.
It mostly means that they wont be friends. You should separate them so they don't hurt each other. They could be scared of each other or they don't like one another. If their …2 males they are probably going to fight. ----- It depends on many factors. If they are displaying dominance (gender is not an issue, girls and boys do this), it's called 'rumble strutting' which consists of the pig moving very slowly, almost vibrating because of the deep rumbling sound he/she makes and moving his/her bum very high in the air. What usuall follows this is a nip to the pig they are aiming it at, and perhaps a fight. However, I own two males who rumble strut at each other all the time, but they get along just fine and there haven't been any signs of violence - their ears are perfect. Keep an eye out for any bites on your pigs ears, or their backs and if there are, you need to separate them immediately. Another reason for rumble strutting is that the male/female wants to mate with the other one. Males normally take it upon themselves to practise this at least once a day, but for females it's actually an indication that they're in heat, so they will proceed to sexually harass their cagemate. Make sure that your pigs are the same sex; there are many articles on the internet with images that can help you. This last bit isn't entirely unrelated, but if a pig is really happy about you stroking them in the right way when you're handling them, they will make the deep rumbling sound. Hope I helped.
don't panic there is nothing to worry about if your guinea pig coughs a little. It probably has little bit of food stuck in its throat. But if it coughs a lot and dosen't eat …or drink anymore then you should take it to the vet.
it either means your hurting it or somethings worng.............
if it sounds like a low rumble- if you have two it's a threat or one of them wants to dominate the other. i can also mean like it's enjoying a petting from you depending on wh…ats happening.
It means that it's getting used to it's surrondings, you can get it checked out but you don't need to unless it looks sick or hurt
if its a long purr, it means they are happy to get petted
Usually, they are either hungry, thirsty or they want attention.
it depends on what you call it really it means when a guinea pig jumps on four feet some people call it popcorn
It can mean anything from pain to happiness. Our guinea pigs used to cry or "whee" when we brought them food. They would run up to us wheeing out of excitement for their food… and would stand on our feet eagerly. They would also sometimes whee when we put them in their running cage and they had to travel a distance to see each other. They would whee as they ran down the length of the cage and back again, I suppose it was to let the other know that it was a safe place to be. They would also whee when they were angry with each other, when they had fights and when they felt like being promiscuous. Don't worry, though. It's completely normal.
If it is a gently squeking this probably means your guinea pig is happy if they are teeth chattering they are getting annoyed, if the are squeking really loud for a long time …they are probably hungrey or thursty, if while you holding one it suddenly yelps high pitched squel you hurt it and need to take more care. you clearly dont connect well with your pet and i would suggest reading at least a childrens guide to looking after your pet it may be feed up and bored try a cuddle and offering it some food
If your guinea pig is oinking, it is trying to get your attention or is hungry.
When a guinea pig purrs it means it is happy and contented...my guinea pig used to purr every time I picked her up and snuggled into her ears....
They might be smelling something in the air, they may be using a sniff to make a noise, or they might be sick.
it means that they think they are a bunny.
there playing . he can want more room if the other guinea pig is invading his space