Have had my 3 girls since Easter, am totally besotted with them however I can't help but wonder how they can pee so much when they drink so little? I refresh the water bottles up every morning and they appear to have drunk nothing from them. Is this normal? They pee like race horses!
Completely normal. They get a lot of moisture from veg.
Always offer clean fresh water though and keep a check on it. Sudden changes in their drinking habits should be investigated, ( If they go from nothing to glugging the entire thing you've either got a leak, a heatwave or suspect bladder issues or diabetes)
Mine can pee through several layers of newspaper in a day
Thanks. Yes mine too can pee through layers of newspaper each day. I clean out the haybox daily and it is sodden and the rest of the hutch every other day with a spot clean in between and it is very wet in the areas they pee.
I do love them though, have never had guinea pigs before and now I am obsessed, I could waste hours away just watching them run around and eat!
My three pigs (adult neutered boar and 2 sows) are bonded and sharing now so I treated them to some Megazorb (equine bedding)
I found the best way for them was a layer of newspaper + a layer of Megazorb , especially in the corners topped by the newspaper and hay that I change daily. So the Megazorb soaks the excess but most gets onto the paper that I change. This is in their haybox, they all sleep in there.
We had boars before these sows and I've noticed that the girls seem to pee more .