Just a Couple of Guinea Pigs Playing Basketball (Video)

Animal Trainer Barbara Heidenreich is clearly a genius. Using treats as rewards, she’s taught her guinea pigs to play basketball. Each guinea pig even knows his designated basket, so it’s a proper game of guinea pig basketball!

Heidenreich calls her training method “force free,” meaning she doesn’t use punishment or any other negatives in her training practices. These piggies learned to play basketball in a loving, rewards-only environment. How cute is THAT?



Christine Jones
Christine J.about a year ago

I was barracking for the blue team underdog, or should that be underpig? Both cute as buttons though.

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe1 years ago

wwww... I felt sorry for the Blue Team! Poor little guy seemed a little confused most of the time.

Magdalena J.
Alice L.1 years ago

Thank you!

Heather Black
Heather B.1 years ago


Shelli S.
ShelliAway S.1 years ago

(LOL) Foul ball, come on ref :P I have had many a guinea pig over the years, luv them. Thanks

Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert1 years ago

Forwarding to those interested and need to see this article, Thanks for posting.

Marianne R.
Marianne R.1 years ago


Kay M.
Kay M.1 years ago


Anteater Ants
Anteater Ants1 years ago

Gloria is right.

Paola Ballanti
Paola Ballanti1 years ago

i like this movie, is very nice