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Are my guinea pigs, daft or just still very young?

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ItalianLady Tue 30-Nov-10 19:53:58

I have brought them in as it is cold and we have snow. I went out yesterday and bought a hanging chewy thing for them. They are biting their plastic hidey hole hmm.

Goingspare Tue 30-Nov-10 20:08:08

They are guinea pigs. They will eat the inside of their hutch instead of a thoughtfully-provided apple bough and if you give them a lovely cardboard box to sleep in, they will chew both sides diagonally from the bottom up until it overbalances and falls on their heads (our 4 year-olds achieved this recently).

Don't bother to buy anything special for them to chew; a cardboard tube from a kitchen roll stuffed with hay will probably provide more thrills than they can cope with.

ItalianLady Tue 30-Nov-10 20:18:14

They would swallow the cardboard though?? Is that okay?

Goingspare Tue 30-Nov-10 20:20:59

Yes, it's fine as long as it's plain card - no ink or shiny finish.

ItalianLady Tue 30-Nov-10 20:57:49

Kitchen roll tube should be fine then, thanks.

maize Wed 01-Dec-10 21:03:22

Guinea pigs are lovely but dim so that's to be expected. Mine nibble everything they can get their mouths on!

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