theory on chirping

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:37 am


Pippin and Pandora both "whistle," but it is not a chirp. Pandora has developed that high-pitched wheek that normally only accompanies a toenail cutting.

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:33 pm


Chilli chirped tonight! It's the first time I've heard either one this year - and it couldn't have been the birds that triggered it as it was dark outside.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:45 pm


Chirping pig:

www.guinealynx.info/media/Nina-chirping.mp3

That's cool, webs. You're now special.

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Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:53 pm


Yay! I played your clip loud enough for the pigs - to see if there was any reaction... but I don't think they understood the accent! ;·)

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Barbara Osborn
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Post   » Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:43 pm


One of my 11 pigglies chirps. I have yet to discover who it is. It really does sound like a bird. We do have tons of Florida wildlife outside our open pool pocket doors (many are ospreys) so I have assumed the chirping was from outside.

However, this has been a hot and humid winter here in South Florida, therefore my house has been closed up with the A/C on. Yet, I hear the chirping still in the still of the night.

I may have to locate a piggycam in the cages to see and hear the chirper.

PS: In regards to the theory of loneliness: none seem lonely.

I do have the two connected girl cages open with a ramp 24/7. The 6-girls and 1-neutered male travel in and about all through the day and night. They go back in the cage to poop and pee, unless for some wierd reason they stay out all night, then I clean up the corner they have claimed as home for the night. So loneliness does not seem to be a variable in this equation.

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Barbara Osborn
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Post   » Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:52 pm


PPS: Charybdis, come home. We miss you.

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bats

Post   » Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:03 pm


Too late. She's gone.

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Barbara Osborn
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Post   » Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:19 pm


You are so bad! I was already for a cute photo of Char waving goodbye. NOT what you sent. But a very, very good "guffuald" (sic) ie HAH-HAH.

PS The above word looks like Ioan Guffauld - the handsome actor from Wales (Horatio Hornblower). We love him. ( I still can't spell his name although it is pronounced "Griffith.)

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:25 pm


Superlative. You look at one side of the pic. You laugh. You look at the other side. You laugh again. You go back to the first side and it just keeps getting worse. Then you think: Oh, they're trying to save this person? Then you laugh hysterically and fall on the floor.

Evangeline

Post   » Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:27 pm


May I suggest lithium?

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cluuuuur

Post   » Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:22 am


Time difference?

That's a fascinating thought, actually - the clocks changed on Sunday morning, and I heard Peanut chirp on Monday night. Fortunately it was only around 9pm, rather than 4am, so I thoroughly enjoyed hearing it! When I got up to actually watch her, she stopped.

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Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:06 am


I think it's because the seasons are more pronounced here, coming into spring and losing summer makes the pigs chirp!

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RavenShade
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Post   » Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:20 am


My husband thinks Neal is talking to the dryer, which has started to squeak when the cycle starts. I do admit it sounds a bit like chirping.

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BabyMommy

Post   » Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:13 pm


I've had a few piggies that chirp...My theory is that they are 'sleep talking'. Maybe having a nightmare.
Mine do it in the dead of night when we are all fast asleep.
Mine seem to be sleeping very soundly when I've heard it...even keeping it up when I tapped on the cage!
It could also be a sort of snoring.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:35 pm


BabyMommy, send me a pic and I'll make you a bigger avatar. I can't even tell what your avatar is.

lynxletter@guinealynx.info

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:38 am


Don't forget to set your clocks ahead and listen for chirping!

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Eralc

Post   » Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:16 am


We heard one of our boys chirp for the first time last night. The long haired pigs had had a bath, and were in a totally odd mood last night - much chasing and humping (they're normally incredibly lazy). In the end, once the lights went out, they calmed down, but about 10 minutes later, someone (not sure who) started chirping - this was at about midnight.

Was quite excited to hear a chirping pig.

critterluv02

Post   » Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:07 pm


I had chirping happening at about 1:00 this a.m. I only woke up briefly to hear it, but I know exactly who it was as there is only one pig left in my office for quarantine right now. That crazy Steely Dan.

critterluv02

Post   » Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:42 am


I just had a "first".

I am holding Steely Dan for lap time while I read through the threads tonight and amazingly, he started chirping right here in my lap! What a neat experience. He is very relaxed and his whole little body gently bounces up and down while he does it.

Wow. That was cool. Well, he has just peed on me, so I guess laptime is over.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:52 am


:-)

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