- Make Good Choices
Especially my rescue pig, who was in a very crummy situation the first year+ of her life - teen mom, itty bitty cage, the works. She pancakes out in her bed, or even favorite spots around the cage, and snoozes with her eyes shut tight. I just love knowing that she’s that comfortable.
My pig-less friends think that’s weird. I think they just don’t understand.
Sammy jumps up at the slightest noise because he's a high strung little guy, but Dean and Barry Jenkins lift up their heads to see what is happening and whether or not it's worth getting up for. Guinea pig sleep time is important for them just the same as it is for any living being and how well they sleep is indicate of how well we care for them. If your piggies sleep well, you should take it as a compliment and keep doing what you're doing with them.
- Supporter 2016-2021
If your piggies sleep well, you should take it as a compliment and keep doing what you're doing with them.
Ours usually jump and kick legs out like dreaming. Does this mean we're not taking care of them properly? You know when your between awake and sleep and you have that dream where you're falling? A few of our girls do that and it scares us everytime they jump.
- I dissent.
Twitching and other movement during sleep is most likely a sign that they're dreaming or simply having normal, involuntary movements that we all engage in to some degree during sleep.
- Supporter 2016-2021
Nope, didn't misunderstand you! Well not really, I have always wondered why my pigs never relax when asleep and are always having dreams. It is the cutest thing to watch, twitching legs, mouth, eyes, it's like someone is chasing them. Then they jump in their sleep which makes me jump and hence awake piggy and the stink eye!I felt bad because I thought Daisy misunderstood me.
Our kids were like that. Watching them sleep and they would have little twitches, it was adorable to watch! We have noticed that we too do it. When watching the other sleep we notice twitches. Sorry for misunderstanding Renonvsparky!
Got this close-up of Mr Bubbles sleeping a while back. I should have posted it sooner. I had to zoom in to get this picture so I wouldn't disturb him. I just love seeing him sleep so soundly. He has a lot of energy and it's not just because he has a good diet. His sleeping habits and stress free life help too. He's only had to click his teeth in anger once in his life and that was when we first got Scruffy and the attempted pairing ended up in a pretty big fight between them. He's not hyper or anything but he gets around pretty good for a 4 and a half year old piggie.