Favorite Sounds

katn77

Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 1:42 pm


RavenShade, at least you´re only awakened audibly... our dachshund puppy (spoiled little beast that he is) sleeps in our bed, and when he decides it´s time to get up, he just trots right up & starts chewing any exposed body part he can find. very disconcerting to be yanked out of slumber by fangs in your face.

that said, most irritating pig noise is quincy doing his OCD thing with the water bottle. he seems to love the sound of the ball rattling in the spigot, and he´ll push it up & down for 15 or 20 minutes if i don´t distract him.

the frenzied wheeking that the sound of a plastic bag elicits is my favorite.

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ricky

Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 2:39 pm


The pigs live in a room next to our bedroom, and I love to keep the door open and listen to them munch and drink and squeak and rumble around at night. If I have a hard time falling asleep, I concentrate on the sounds they make and it relaxes me.

RavenShade, I couldn´t agree more about the bar chewing. Have you ever tried one of those bad-tasting products meant to keep animals from chewing? I never have, I don´t trust what´s inside of the bottles, so instead their poor dental habits are rewarded with attention and treats to get them to stop.

I´m a guinea pig bar-chewing enabler.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 3:01 pm


These days Steve focuses more on his crocodile impersonation and waits for unassuming carrots to bash. I´m so glad he quit with the chewing. Not only did it get on my nerves, but I was worried about his teeth (got himself stuck once) and his jaw (heard horror stories about fractured jaws).

Alibabble

Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 9:45 pm


The worst noise belongs to my brother´s guinea pigs. When they have finished their pellets in the food dish, or if they´ve simply dumped the dish out, they work together and get the bowls side by side. Then they nudge the bowls so that they clang together, producing this hideous clang/ring sort of noise. I take it to mean "Give me more pellets! I know I have hay, and veggies, but I want pellets!!!"

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 10:48 pm


I still remember the person who was describing their pig dragging the bowl across the bars like a prisoner demanding food. So tragic how this thread has deteriorated into the "unfavorite" noises. But while we´re talking about them, my most unfave noises are whimpering and brrrring. The "go away" kinda brrrs and the "oh, no, you´re going to eat me" whimpers.

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Alfie

Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 10:51 pm


I think that was Seansfamily, Lynx - Sean´s version of Jailhouse Rock.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 10:55 pm


Yes, I´m sure you´re right (rings a bell). If you haven´t noticed already, you will find my memory is pretty lousy.

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ladyveg

Post   » Tue Jan 22, 2002 7:34 am


I´ve only had one bar chewer, and that´s Twinkie. Once I moved his cage next to a boar instead of next to three trampy sows (they would flaunt themselves right next to his cage) he stopped with the bar chewing. I guess that would be a least favorite noise. That and chattering. Whenever a new pig chatters at me I just tell him, "Oh, look at you, you fewocious hunter" and pick him up anyway. I don´t have any chatterers here now, but I do have some that used to.

mon

Post   » Tue Jan 22, 2002 8:29 am


How could you forget Sean´s jailhouse rock story!!!!!!

oh yeah, I hate mine chewing on their cage bars! Drives me nuts!
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Cara

Post   » Tue Jan 22, 2002 8:36 am


Chriping has to be my favorite sound. I´ve only heard it twice, by Happy. Both times at night. I recently bought my pigs the pellets feeders that hook onto the sides of the cage and are self-dispensing. Half of my pigs bang it on the side of the cage, I think for the pure pleasure of annoying me. The most comforting sound is the crunching of veggies by 14 pigs! It´s relaxing to listen to, quite rhythmic.

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Stacy
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Post   » Tue Jan 22, 2002 1:18 pm


The wheeking when he hears a bag rustle or sees me head in the direction of the kitchen has to be my favorite sound. It is amazing how something so little can be so loud! I just have to laugh when he wheeks and wheeks until he almost runs out of breath and then he has to take a big gulp of air to continue.

The most annoying sound is the cardboard chewing and bar chewing. He just loves to play with and bite on toilet paper tubes filled with hay. I cannot believe how much noise is produced by a guinea pig chewing on cardboard. When I am talking on the phone many feet away from his cage, the person on the other end of the line can always hear him biting the cardboard. The bar chewing is not as loud, but I worry about his jaws!

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Cara

Post   » Tue Jan 22, 2002 2:55 pm


Happy borke off one of his front teeth chewing on his bars. He now has a big plastic ball with a bell inside. He picks that up and shakes his head vigorously to attract attenton or he drags it along the bars.

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Post   » Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:25 pm


I forgot to add a sound....the sound of Sophie digging up the bedding on the side of the cage so she can get to the newspaper undereneath and chew on that.

Does anybody else have a pet who does that and anybody know why she is attracted to eating newspaper. It´s like an addiction with her!

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:38 pm


Not sure about the newspapers, but all my pigs love the cardboard box I put out as a halfway house on their run from primary residence to vacation home. I think it makes noise while they are tearing it and seems to bring pleasure. They even eat the stuff. I am thinking they might like airline food.

mon

Post   » Thu Jan 24, 2002 5:35 am


My pigs love to eat newspaper! What is with that? They always have plenty of food, but they still insist on chewing the newspaper. Of course they have to dig it up from the bottom first creating a rather large mess! Honestly!

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RavenShade
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Post   » Thu Jan 24, 2002 10:30 am


That early morning "I´m going to STARVE!" wheek is so annoying I´m mentioning it again. This AM Julius wheeked himself into such a state, he got Steve going (oinking or something - I was trying to tune it out). Wheeking is fine after a cup of coffee, but horrible earlier.

Favorite sound? Silence!
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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jan 24, 2002 11:30 am


I can´t help thinking you may have brought this on by being too good a slave. If you always do their bidding, they may end up expecting that whatever they want, you will provide and provide it now.

Maybe they would have second thoughts about asking for food so often if provided them with kumquats and lemons.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Thu Jan 24, 2002 12:05 pm


I don´t get it. I don´t feed him at the first wheek. ARG!

mon

Post   » Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:10 am


I hear that RS!!! It´s especially annoying first thing at 4am!!! I´m sure my neighbours appreciate 4 little monsters with loud voiceboxes at that time of the morning. But I don´t always give in to their wheeks, so they are learning that when I say no, I mean no. Aren´t I a mean slave???

my2piggies

Post   » Fri Jan 25, 2002 3:12 pm


I am beginning to think my girls are quite well trained after all. They have stopped wheeking all night until they get fed, but do have some kind of internal sensor that seems to trigger at exactly 10.00 (designated feeding time) and sets them of with an "okay you decided this was feeing time, the least you could do is get the food here ON time"

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