Guinea Pig Shaking Explained
As a pet owner, you’re always aware of the health and well-being of your little animal. Guinea pigs are smaller animals and of course, you want to be on top of any possible problems.
Why do Guinea Pigs Shake?
If you have owned your guinea pig for any amount of time, you have probably seen a sort of vibration or shaking, and have wondered what that was all about. Is he cold or scared? That’s what humans do. Not guinea pigs thankfully. The good news is that this shaking means your guinea pig is happy!
Shaking with Joy – No worries!
Purring, wheeks and shaking means your guinea pig is usually contented and joyful. It’s normally, therefore, a good thing and a sign you as an owner are doing well for your little animal.
When you’re holding them, guinea pigs will sometimes vibrate their whole body and its sort of the same concept of a cat purring as opposed to human shivering.
The normal conclusion we jump to is that he or she is shivering terrified. I can remember back to my first Abyssinian guinea pig named Toby. I was worried that despite my best efforts, he was tremoring with fear. Thanks to my good friend Mr. Google, I was able to quickly learn that things were good. The cat purr analogy immediately made sense since I have owned lots of cats and their purr is generally enough to make us feel great.
Your vet can give you plenty of scientific and biological reasons for the shaking but at the end of the day, know your little one is contented and perhaps even super happy. Well done.
Monitoring Your Guinea Pigs Happiness
Generally, guinea pigs are popular as pets since if you keep them well-fed, in a clean cage, and give all the love that would go into owning any kind of animal, you don’t have much to worry about. When they vibrate and make noises in the air, it should give owners a happy feeling.