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 J1 years ago

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

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe2 years ago

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

Magdalena J.
Past Member 2 years ago

Thank you!

Heather Black
Heather B2 years ago


Shelli S.
Shelli S2 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 Lambert2 years ago

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

Marianne R.
Marianne R2 years ago


Kay M.
Kay M2 years ago


Anteater Ants
Anteater A2 years ago

Gloria is right.

Paola Ballanti
Paola Ballanti2 years ago

i like this movie, is very nice