If you’ve ever owned a guinea pig, you will know how incredibly wide eyed they are.
They always seem have their eyes open, on the look out for something.
Even during the day or night time, guinea pigs seem to have their eyes open looking around for danger. So it possible for guinea pigs to close their eyes at all?
This may seem a strange question, as it seems quite normal for animals as well as humans to close their yes at some point during the day time.
Can guinea pigs close their eyes?
Yes they can close their eyes. Although it may not seem like it sometimes.
They close their eyes when they feel safe and comfortable and ready to go to sleep.
Guinea pigs are extremely wary animals and are always on the look out for predators.
One of the things that they can do is sleep with their eyes open which helps them guard against unwanted attention.
It is this kind of wariness which has kept them alive for centuries and helped keep them out of harms way in case of danger.
However, they only keep their eyes open if they have too.
When they close their eyes you know that they are in a comfortable place and at peace with their environment.
It is one of the ways you can tell if a guinea pig is feeling relaxed. You may even find them purring as well
In fact it can be very reassuring for an owner if a guinea pig has their eyes closed.
Just make sure it is breathing okay, and doesn’t seem in pain.
They can even blink when they want to, but don’t expect to see them do it too often. They do it rarely and only do so when they want to clear their eyes of something, such as a dust particle.