Why Does My Guinea Pig Pee On Me?

Why does my Guinea Pig Pee on me?

Guinea pigs are beloved pets for many people. They are small, cute and affectionate animals that can provide hours of entertainment and companionship. But one issue that some guinea pig owners have experienced is when their pet decides to pee on them! It can be a disconcerting experience so it’s important to understand why your guinea pig might be doing this and what you can do about it.

Possible Reasons Your Guinea Pig Is Peeing On You

There could be several reasons why your guinea pig is peeing on you or other family members:
1) Stress – If your guinea pig is stressed out from a change in environment, new noises or smells, or anything else he may not like then he might express this by urinating on the source of his anxiety.
2) Territorial Behavior – Male guinea pigs will occasionally mark their territory with urine as a way to assert dominance over other males. If you have multiple male guineas living together then they may also try and find ways to establish dominance between each other which could involve peeing as well as physical posturing.
3) Submissive Urination – When young female piggies feel threatened they sometimes urinate due to fear or submission rather than aggression, much like puppies do when they meet someone unfamiliar. This behavior usually subsides once the young lady gets used to her surroundings but if she feels uncomfortable again she might resort back to submissive peeing as an escape mechanism.

What Can You Do To Stop The Problem?

The first step in solving any problem with an animal is understanding why it’s happening in the first place (which we looked at above). Once you know what’s causing the issue (or think you know), then there are various things worth trying:
1) Make sure your pet has enough space – A cramped cage isn’t good for any creature so make sure yours has plenty of room; consider getting him/her a larger home if needed! Additionally, give them plenty of different toys/hideaways for enrichment purposes too! This should help alleviate any feelings of confinement which may lead to stress-urination issues. 2) Show respect – Respect goes both ways; show respect towards your pet by handling him gently and talking softly around him/her while also expecting the same courtesy from them (no biting!). 3) Provide regular vet check-ups – Regular health checks ensure everything internally is functioning properly and helps prevent future problems down the road such illness or infections which can cause changes in bladder behavior too! 4) Get professional guidance – Seek advice from trained professionals about how best handle behavioral issues like territorial marking with urine or submissive urination etc., who will be able offer more tailored solutions based on individual circumstances too! With these tips hopefully now you’ll have better luck at stopping those pesky poos before they happen again soon 🙂