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Vocalization behavior

6guinea pig

Introduction

  • There are a number of vocalizations commonly made by guinea pigs that have been analyzed and that correlate with behaviors and emotions Common behavior and postures.
  • It is important that the veterinarian is familiar with these vocalizations.
  • Common vocalizations seen in guinea pigs are listed below.
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Wheeking

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Purring/gurgling

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Rumbling/grunting

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Teeth chattering, clattering, clacking, hissing

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Cooing

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Shrieking/squealing

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Whining

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Chirping

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Chutting

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • McLeod L (2016) Guinea Pig Vocalizations and Body Language. Canadian Council on Animal Care In Science. Website: www.ccac.ca. Last accessed 28th February 2017.
  • Bradley Bays T (2006) Guinea Pig Behavior. In: Exotic Pet Behavior. Eds: Bradley Bays T, Lightfoot T & Mayer J. Saunders Elsevier. pp 207-238.

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