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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?


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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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9:48PM PDT on Apr 4, 2015

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

7:14AM PDT on Oct 16, 2014

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

12:33AM PDT on Oct 4, 2014

Thank you!

1:54PM PDT on Sep 19, 2014


5:26PM PDT on Sep 10, 2014

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

1:21PM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

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

7:24AM PDT on Aug 10, 2014


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7:03AM PDT on Aug 9, 2014

Gloria is right.

11:31AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

i like this movie, is very nice

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