I am wondering if anyone else has hand raised guineas and found out this "trick". Not really a good trick for the owner who loves her guineas, but possibly if being attacked by a predator? I am thinking it is a defensive move, as the guinea, Elgon, was being given a bath and she was not happy about it. She actually spit saliva into her owner's face. I was told it stung her eyes, somewhat like when sweat gets in them. FYI...this is a common occurrence with "J" and her guineas. Bath time is not new to Elgon or her sisters. Elgon was not in the mood it seems. lol "J" is a young woman I sold keets to, a little over a year ago. She stays in contact with me and tells me of her guinea adventures. "J" has dressed up as the Queen of Dragons, Calissi/Daneres of ... (sic) from Game of Thrones and the guineas were her dragons. Amazing! She has dressed them for other occasions, as well. They are hilarious birds for sure! Full of personality. I find "J's" talent and patience at hand taming these wild birds miraculous!! Sometimes, very informative, as well as entertaining. I had no idea guineas could swim, let alone spit. "J" found out about the swimming when they were enjoying the pool and the girls decided to join them. Well that gave the hubby and his friends the idea to race them. Yes, there is a video of her girls racing from one end of the pool to the other. Oh my, I was stunned and amazed! My guineas pasture range all over and around us. No hand taming on my end. They have never been observed swimming on our irrigated pastures either. I'm telling you, when she tells me some of her guineas antics, I wouldn't believe it if I didn't know her. I didn't find any info plugging it in to searches, so thought I would put the question out to you all.