Guinea pigs are usually very expressive, vocal animals that will whistle or grunt when they’re excited, and squeak with delight when they see their favorite people enter the room.

They are generally gentle and not prone to biting, but they will nip at threatening animals or people that are mishandling them. To help a cavy gets used to you – and to being handled – you should build a rapport slowly by hand feeding her small treats in the cage.

To properly handle a guinea pig, pick her up with one hand supporting her bottom and the other over her back.

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Rabbits need to chew, so instead of getting frustrated with your new bunny for what is normal behavior, plan ahead and bunny proof your home.

There are a few steps to bunny proof. It takes some work, but once it is done both you and bunny can rest at ease that she and your belongings will be safe.

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GUINEA PIG SOUNDS
It’s important to understand guinea pigs through the sounds and noises they make because it helps you determine whether your pet is in distress, hungry, content or just excited to see you and/or your food.
WHEEKING
Wheeking is the sound a guinea pig makes when it is hungry so don’t

Your new bunny will not bark or meow, but she will be able to communicate her moods and intentions quite clearly. Communication between two species takes time and patience as both parties learn to speak a new language.

The following sounds and actions will aid you in learning "rabbit talk" and consistency on