Why does guinea pigs lick you?
If you've just been handling food, then the guinea pig might like the taste of it. Or it could like the taste of YOU, so watch your back, your guinea pig wants to eat you!!
Guinea pigs are capable of recognizing their caretakers and recognizing familiar guinea pigs. Some guinea pigs will nibble the fingers and toes of their caretakers or even lick them. They will cuddle up to you to stay warm or feel safe. Guinea pigs are definitely affectionate towards their caretakers buy doing tricks, giving kisses, and cuddling.
Not really. Guinea pigs arn't like cats on licking themselves. A cat has hairballs because when they lick themselves, hair from their fur gets into their mouths. So, in other words, NO guinea pigs do not lick themselves so they DON"T have hairballs. Although they DO groom themselves on their own so you arn't really supposed to give them a bath. THEY HATE IT WHEN YOU DO.
My guinea pig licks me, too. I think that it could be the salt in our skin. Guinea pigs need salt, and you can buy salt licks for them at pet stores. They love them! Our guinea pigs prefer the non flavored salt licks. I think licking could also be a sign of affection. My guinea pig, Smorez (he's magical, by the way) will lick me as a sign of affection towards me. They do…