Why do guinea pigs squeak?

Answer

Guinea pigs are relatively vocal animals and use squeaking as a way to communicate emotions such as fear and happiness, according to About.com. Not only do guinea pigs squeak to communicate with other guinea pigs, but also as a way to communicate with humans.

According to Pawnation, guinea pigs often squeak when they are hungry or want a treat. A guinea pig may also squeak when it wants attention or wants to play. Squeaking can be a sign that a guinea pig is scared or feeling threatened. High-pitched squeaking or squealing can also indicate that a guinea pig is in physical pain.

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they just do it!
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He may be nervous, or may not want to be held right now.
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Many guinea pigs do not like to be petted on their bum, however, if it is upset it will be trying to get away from you or show real discomfort, if it is just setting there it is liking
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Hi Destiny, I don't know EXACTLy what sound your guinea-pig is making, so my answers may not be right on the dot. A Purr like noise means it's very happy. Grinding teeth. Mad, feels
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