Favorite Sounds

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Post   » Fri Jan 18, 2002 10:22 pm

I think I´ve heard of the purr (never actually heard it), the burr, chirping, wheeking and a few other sounds. One of my favorites is the sound they make walking along cheerfully from one place to another -- I describe it as the squeeky wheel sound (pocketa-pocketa or "tut-tut").

Does anyone else have a favorite sound?


Post   » Fri Jan 18, 2002 10:26 pm

I have a favorite that I call the "bursting bubble" sound.

Maybe it´s the male version of pocketa-pocketa, because they do it when they´re just bumbling about in a contented sort of mood. It sounds like bloop-bloop-bloop to me!


Post   » Fri Jan 18, 2002 10:29 pm

How about LEAST favorite too?

I hate it when they grind their teeth when I´m petting them, kraunch, kraunch, kraunch - you can feel the grinding going right through your bones.


Post   » Fri Jan 18, 2002 10:32 pm

Hate the hiss.


Post   » Fri Jan 18, 2002 10:35 pm

I´ve never heard mine hiss. Under what circumstances do they hiss?


Post   » Fri Jan 18, 2002 10:38 pm

At the sound of the top being popped off a hypodermic(sp?) needle if they´re used to getting injections. When they are really pissed off.

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Post   » Fri Jan 18, 2002 10:52 pm

I think I haven´t pissed my pigs off yet. No injections. I do get brrrrs and head tosses.


Post   » Fri Jan 18, 2002 11:18 pm

A great big belch after dinner ..........

Oh sorry, guinea pig sounds. Wheeking. I love to hear the wheeking of 13 pigs when I rustle a bag. And the crunch of veggies is sweet too.


Post   » Fri Jan 18, 2002 11:25 pm

The faucet sound of a good strong pee, especialy in a pig getting over a UTI. Good sound

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Post   » Fri Jan 18, 2002 11:33 pm

Oh, I do love it when somebody just shreiks in anticipation of some veggies. Mostly they are calm little wheeks but sometimes they get so excited you´d think they were going to bust a gut.

Yeah, hate those after dinner belches....


Post   » Sat Jan 19, 2002 2:05 pm

My pigs are WAY too refined to belch or pee audibly. I guess naming them William and Harry wasn´t all bad, they obviously aspire to royal standards.

I love that anecdote from someone who was granted an interview with Queen Elizabeth II and an loud fart was heard to emanate from the vicinity of her Majesty. Nobody else was close enough to have been the source, but a dog was lying on the floor nearby. According to the story the Queen smiled sweetly and said "It must have been the corgi". Probably an urban legend.

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Post   » Sat Jan 19, 2002 8:20 pm

So, Pigpal, your pigs just smoke pot and date lots of blonde heiresses, then?

I do love the terribly-convincing "Feed me! I´m starving!" wheek that they use whenever I chop anything, even when they have a huge bowl of veggies already in their cage.


Post   » Sat Jan 19, 2002 9:23 pm

Actually the wheeking when I open the fridge or rustle a plastic bag is beginning to get on the nerves. I know they can´t possibly be hungry still as they´ve only just been fed and still have food in their cages!!!


Post   » Sat Jan 19, 2002 9:39 pm

My boys tend to show off for company, they seem to easily pick out the people without pigs and try to turn them into pig people. When newcomers arrive my boys come to the side of the cage nearest to them and make occasional little noises as they are wandering around (the "tut-tut" noise). Then if someone rustles anything they wheek for food. This of course is followed by the newcomer being allowed to give them a treat of some sort (usually veggie or fruit).

Soon after the food has been obtained they will return to ignoring all people in the vicinity. Either that or they get into a squabble over the food and the visitor gets to witness rumblestrutting, head-butting, and the occasional nip. They´re better than t.v.

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Post   » Sat Jan 19, 2002 10:31 pm

When I first was introduced to pigs, I thought their wheeks were absolutely charming and adorable. I still get a charge out of them. Since they don´t live near the refrigerator, they must make deliberate requests for food. I guess I don´t mind the occasional demands while I sit at my computer. Makes me feel needed and appreciated. They are most likely to wheek when I first enter the room or as I get up to leave (hey, why not have her bring back some veggies, no?).


Post   » Sun Jan 20, 2002 2:37 pm

Lol, mine wheek when I leave too. I can sit with them all afternoon and they´ll completely ignore me. But as soon as I move to go I get a real earbashing "WHEEEEEEEEEK" and suddenly I´m the most popular person in piggiedom. That and the little burbling noise Suzy does as she trots about are my favourites.


Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 12:48 am

I must admit my pigs are very fond of grass, but I´ve never caught them smoking it.

As for the blond heiresses - I don´t think the boys would be too fussy about hair color, having been sequestered from the opposite sex for two years!

I love it when the "wheeks" become so enthusiastic they make the transition to "oinks".

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Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 6:54 am

My favorite is when I´m holding a pig that´s new to me, and petting and talking to him, and he cautiously starts making quiet churbling sounds back to me, while looking into my eyes as if we are having a conversation (we are). When I´m at a shelter, I always get the feeling that the pig is telling me where he´s been and asking me to take him home, recognizing that I fully respect and appreciate him! Of course, I know I´m anthromorphizing but let me hold on to my delusions.

I imagine it´s kind of a "Wait, she´s talking to ME? No one has talked directly to me in a long time. Hmmmmm, I suppose I could try saying something back."

You should see the gorgeous red Aby mix I picked up from a shelter this weekend while I was visiting my friend. Sweet, sweet, friendly boar with the cutest face and the softest fur!
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Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 7:38 am

I have Elsie who chirps, sings, oinks and whistles with a rare purr when you stroke her back. I think she appointed herself the spokeswoman for the group. She is the only one who whistles and wheeks when I come in the door with plastic bags.

Sophie, her mom rarely makes a sound. She has a way of communicating with her eyes and body - she lets me know when she wants food by climbing up the side of the cage and staring at me (I swear she knows how to make her eyes appear bigger when she does this!) until she gets something.

Angel screams as if she is being killed whenever I pick her up but once she is in my arms it´s non-stop purring from her!

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Post   » Mon Jan 21, 2002 10:42 am

Bar chewing grates on my last nerve (I only have one these days). Grrr.

I miss Max´s conversations. Rather like what you described, LV. That was a great sound. I also like the burbling sound when they´re exploring. And Steve´s oinks. And that purrrrr. I knew Jules and I would get along just fine when he purred for me before I even got all the way home.

First thing in the AM, I do NOT like to hear wheeking, but at least it´s just the one. Steve has let Julius be the alarm clock, and he gets louder and louder til I finally turn the snooze off and get up.

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