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guinea pig cute 02-02-2005 01:39 PM

Purring
 
hi, i'm sure all your piggies purr, but do you know what it means?
i read that it means they are happy but on a website it says it means they are unhappy
do you know what it means? :confused:

Mariah 02-02-2005 01:54 PM

i dunno much about guinea pigs but with cats they have 2 diff purrs 1 for when they are unhappy/trying to relax and 1 when they are happy or w/e

BrendaLynn 02-02-2005 10:16 PM

None of mine have ever purred but I have heard about it. Not sure what to think?

Laura 02-03-2005 12:13 PM

my piggies all purr - i think its a bit of both - the girls purr when they are relaxed, like when they are sitting on my knee or something but when brodie purrs he alwasy looks petrified. Brodie is always shaking too when he purrs where as the girls are usually pretty still. He will also purr if the girls our on the floor near his cage.

TNSWfan80 02-03-2005 02:10 PM

thats a good question.....i have yet to hear hagrid purr....i think....he "rumbles" when he's curious about a noise (my cell phone) or when he gets startled....is that purring?

patnjackmom 02-03-2005 03:00 PM

It does depend of the situation. Patrick and Jack both purr when they are relaxed, and you pet them. That means that they are very contented. They will also purr when the get spooked, but it is very slightly different.


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