But the thing I notice the most is that these two purr or whirr when we pet them. They love to be held and get pets from us. What is this sound??
We learned so much from this board and hope to have really healthy little piggies this time. They have a large cage with plenty of room, a ramp and low, carpetted shelf to climb up to. Plenty of veggies and good guinea pig pellets. Thank you all for all of your help. Paula
I hope these little pigs stay happy and healthy. Do read the Guinea Lynx article on Raising a Healthy Cavy (click on the Guinea Lynx button at the top). It offers some valuable information. And make sure to weigh your pigs once a week to keep track of them. I find holding them every day also gives you an idea if something is wrong.
Most pigs lead very healthy happy lives.
My pigs "Brrrrrrrr"! when they´re petted somewhere they don´t particularly like, or hear a sound that alarms them. However, I´ve heard others say their pigs "Purrrrr" in pleasure when they´re petted, so perhaps you do have a pair of Purrers.