Chattering?!?!?

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Chattering?!?!?

Post by Chri » Thu, 28 Dec 2000 10:54:08



      Does anyone have a guinea pig that just starts chattering at you?
I have a family of chattering Gpigs and I was wondering if this was like
their family of guinea pigs
 
 
 

Chattering?!?!?

Post by cinnamonc.. » Thu, 28 Dec 2000 11:41:29


Hi Chris,
   When you say, "chattering," what is the noise that you hear?
Do they seem afraid and their teeth are chattering?

Regards,
Carolyn



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> Does anyone have a guinea pig that just starts chattering at
you?
> I have a family of chattering Gpigs and I was wondering if this was
like
> their family of guinea pigs

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Post by jmous » Thu, 28 Dec 2000 22:34:40


Hi,

All my pigs chatter, as in it sounds like teeth clicking.
I think it is a way of communicating, it may have lots of
high frequency harmonics that we can not hear.

It is not related to anything like stress or other obvious emotion.
One will do it after maybe ten minutes of being in another room
from a mate or group.

best wishes, jmouse

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>       Does anyone have a guinea pig that just starts chattering at you?
> I have a family of chattering Gpigs and I was wondering if this was like
> their family of guinea pigs

 
 
 

Chattering?!?!?

Post by Jens-Eike Jesa » Fri, 29 Dec 2000 00:02:23


 Wed, 27 Dec 2000 01:54:08 GMT:

Chris> Does anyone have a guinea pig that just starts chattering at
Chris> you?

My (very stubborn) girl Marie does it when i do
something she doesn't like, like mess around in
the pen when she's busy taking a nap..

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Regards,

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It's better to wheek for food without being hungry
than not to wheek at all.

 
 
 

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Post by jmous » Fri, 29 Dec 2000 02:48:47


I may be describing something different,
I can only hear it if they are sitting on my chest
or shoulder, certainly for me it is to faint if
they are in the cage.
                         jmouse

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> My (very stubborn) girl Marie does it when i do
> something she doesn't like, like mess around in
> the pen when she's busy taking a nap..

> --
> Regards,

> #   Check out the alt.pets.guinea-pigs FAQ draft ! #
> #     http://www.jesau.de/cavy/a-p-gp-faq.html     #

> It's better to wheek for food without being hungry
> than not to wheek at all.

 
 
 

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Post by Jens-Eike Jesa » Fri, 29 Dec 2000 22:36:06


 Thu, 28 Dec 2000 03:48:47 +1000:

jmouse> I may be describing something different,
jmouse> I can only hear it if they are sitting on my chest
jmouse> or shoulder, certainly for me it is to faint if
jmouse> they are in the cage.

Ah, indeed -- this is a different sound, yes, some
of my piggies do this while they are cuddled and petted.

--
Regards,

#   Check out the alt.pets.guinea-pigs FAQ draft ! #
#     http://www.jesau.de/cavy/a-p-gp-faq.html     #

It's better to wheek for food without being hungry
than not to wheek at all.

 
 
 

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Post by Buck Winfiel » Sat, 30 Dec 2000 10:18:54


Mine does when it sees me with a bag of carrots! She is crazy about
them!
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>       Does anyone have a guinea pig that just starts chattering at you?
> I have a family of chattering Gpigs and I was wondering if this was like
> their family of guinea pigs

 
 
 

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Post by Wendy Ros » Mon, 01 Jan 2001 11:26:06


Mine have several tooth-related noises that seem to mean different things:

Very quiet sound in the back of the mouth (you can only hear it if the
piggy's sitting on your chest) - tooth grinding, seems to be something they
do when they're comfortable.

Short bursts that sound like a cold human whose teeth are chattering -
general e***ment, especially at feeding time (amongst loud wheeeEEEEEP
sounds).

Long, loud bursts, with head high, waggling rump and puffed-up fur - threat
sound, "this piggy's about to go for your neck if you don't back off!"

Wendy.


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> Mine does when it sees me with a bag of carrots! She is crazy about
> them!


> >       Does anyone have a guinea pig that just starts chattering at you?
> > I have a family of chattering Gpigs and I was wondering if this was like
> > their family of guinea pigs