Unlike most animals, guinea pigs have very endearing sounds and they all mean different things. It is important to understand what your guinea pig is saying so that you can determine whether they are happy, sad, stressed or upset. Or perhaps something is wrong and you need to get it checked over by the vet. Guinea pig noises are basically- wheeking, burbling, rumbling, teeth chattering and in very rare cases, chirping.
Every guinea pig owner knows the demanding sound of a guinea pig squeaking for his tea! Most guinea pigs will learn when it is veggie time and start wheeking very loudly for food.
This noise is used mainly to get the “human slave’s” attention, or to call out to other guinea pigs in the room. It is the loudest out of all the sounds that you will hear from your guinea pig.
Otherwise known as purring. Guinea pigs make this low, contented burble when they are especially happy or relaxed.
Rumblestrutting is a dominance behavior involving the swaying of the hips, stiffening, and a vibrating noise.
When guinea pigs are angry or annoyed, they chatter their teeth! Two or more pigs that don’t get along may both chatter at each other before a fight.
Chirping sounds exactly like a bird and is a very rare sound that can’t be heard very often. In fact, it is so rare that many people get a shock when they hear it for the first time. I thought there was a bird in the room when I first heard it! Nobody knows exactly why some guinea pigs do this, perhaps they are extremely happy!
Now you know what your guinea pigs are saying!