If you own a guinea pig then one of the things you may notice is that they have their eyes open a lot.
Their bright round eyes are always on the look out for danger and potential places to explore.
This is a natural instinct that they have, as prey animals, and has helped them to survive throughout the centuries to this very day.
Did you also know that they also sleep with their eyes open?
Impressive, i know!
Again, this helps them stay alert for potential danger as they are able to wake themselves in an instant and make a run for it.
So with this in mind can guinea pigs close their eyes at all or have they completely negated that skill?
Yes they can. When the feel at peace with their surroundings and chilled out, you maybe able to see them close their eyes.
This is a great sign that you are doing a good job as a guinea pig owner as a peaceful piggy is usually the result of a diligent and caring owner.
It means they are at peace with their surroundings, they know that they are free from any potential predators, and they feel comfortable in their home.