|Eclair, my first chirper|
I've heard similar stories from others, who were awakened in the middle of the night, envisioning various mechanical failures, only to discover a smug guinea pig serenading their cagemates.
And some of you wonder why I keep a stew pot on hand.
Anyway - chirping is uncommon. Out of the fourteen pigs I've had, I've had only three confirmed chirpers. In the guinea pig community, having a chirper is something to brag about. I mean, there has to be some upside to being awakened to strange sounds. And no one really knows why they do it. There are tons of theories; my favorite is that they're contacting the Mother Ship. It makes as much sense as anything else.
|Pinni, my new chirper?|
Why has she started now? Who knows. Bertie has been acting strangely the last day or two. Pinni hasn't been as bratty. Maybe it's just time to report in to the Mother Ship?