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How To Train A Guinea Pig To Come When Called

Guinea pigs are intelligent little creatures, who develop strong bonds with their owners. If you have a bit of time and patience, it is possible to teach some guinea pigs to come when called, but some may never learn how. If they can’t learn, it’s really no one’s fault, so don’t be upset with your guinea pig if they can’t quite manage it.

Training guinea pigs to come to you
Guinea pigs can be trained to come to their owners

Firstly, you’ll want to be sure the area you’re both in is secure and free of hazards. We suggest sitting at one end of your guinea pigs’ run, preferably the side that you can open and easily offer treats through.

Secondly, put a trail of small food items between you and your pet, with the last one in your hands.

Next, wait for your guinea pig to follow the trail. If they reach you via the trail, then reward them with the treat you have in your hands. Make sure to say their name as you do this.

Repeat these steps for at least 10 days. On the tenth day, don’t lay a trail, instead call their name and be sure to reward them if they come to you.

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a white black and brown guinea pig in a blue hutch with a blue ball


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