>>3035915>>3035936>>3035940>loud as fuck
Loud for their size for sure, but they’re still just little mousies. Nothing at all like a barking dog, your neighbors will never hear them. The happy wheaking when I come home from work is a comfort, that’s why I have them.>demanding
They’re fond of fresh treats but happy enough to be ignored for a few days as well. They’re really pretty chill, like little capybaras. >more piss
No, the metabolism is the same. Rats actively piss on everything just to be assholes about it, guineas just have to go. They will avoid pissing on you when you hold them, and will tell you when they need to go back in the pen. They’re really quite considerate about it if you learn to pay attention to their signals. >smell weird
They smell like hay, or fresh grass. They smell vaguely like horses. The scent is one of the cutest parts, I love petting them with my nose!>piss soaks into their fur
Can be an issue with long hair guineas with a skirt trailing behind, that can get matted and gross. Those ones are very pretty but they take more work: weekly brush and trim, monthly bath in the sink. Don’t get a silkie if you’re not up to that! The normal short hairs can keep up with grooming and are very clean everywhere, like rats and most rodents.
Pic related: a beautiful silkie pig and her more practical friend.