Posted by: kerryannekay | May 3, 2018

The Mysterious Chirping Incident

Why do guinea pigs chirp?  Depending on who you talk to, the answers vary greatly.  Some say it’s a sign of distress; other stay it’s just a way to pass the time.  Regardless of the reason, it’s considered a rare thing to hear.  Most guinea pig owners never hear one of their their pigs chirp…

The other night at about 4:30 am, I was awoken by a soft chirping.  At first, I thought it was the birds.  As the sound got louder and louder I realized that one of the boys was chirping.  “Fred… ahh… Lamont?” I called pulling the blanket over my head.  The noise didn’t stop.  “Aughh,” I sighed.

Moments later the other boy joined in on the chirping.  “Oh, no…” I sighed and tried to roll over.  It was no use.  “Boys?!?” I called again, “Please stop!” It was no use.  I had to get up.  “Okay, okay, okay,” I moaned as I rolled out of bed and turned on the light.  The chirping didn’t stop when the light went on.

I walked over to the boys’ cage.  “Boys?” I said kneeling down.  They didn’t stop chirping.  “Boys?” I asked pulling back the cover.  Both boys were chirping and in a trance.  “Fred?” I whispered and put my hand on his head.  “Lamont, calm down,” I said putting my other hand on his head.  I started to gently scratch each boys’ head.  The chirping stopped slowly as the boys were pulled out of their trance.

Lamont realized I was petting his head and took off for his snuggle sack.  Fred looked up at me in true bewilderment.  “You went into a chirping trance,” I informed him.  “Don’t worry, I’m here,” I reassured him.  He blinked twice, turned, and went into his snuggle sack.  “You two want a treat?” I asked the moving sacks.  I heard Lamont let out a small squeak.  “That’s a yes,” I confirmed and grabbed some treats.

After spending five minutes feeding the boys treats, I went back to bed.  They were quiet for the rest of the night.  But what exactly set their chirping off?  I will never know.  But if they need me again in the night, I’ll be there.  – KA


  1. You are such a good mom!

    • Thank you. But I love them. Isn’t that what your supposed to do when you love your GP? – KA

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