Guinea Pigs

What does it mean when you pet your guinea pigs and they make a noise and their whole body vibrates?

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December 11, 2009 2:33AM

When you are petting your guinea pig, and it makes a noise, that's called purring (like cats but a lower volume) and then their body vibrates, that means it's content with however you are petting them.

I have a guinea pig named Chelsea (just got her today) and she does this every time I hold her. It's adorable!

It is like purring which is actually a strong vibration of their heart because it beats faster than ours does.