I'm kind of new here, I wish I'd found this bit ages ago, I've found so many answers to some of my guinea pig questions. Something that's been niggling since we got ours a few months ago - he doesn't seem interested in any anti-boredom/entertainment stuff that we give him. I keep reading that they're curious and need entertainment. We give him nice big sticks to gnaw on (he has a nibble then just ignores them), he spent a while stepping round a ball we put in his cage...We live in a flat, but when we have him out and about on the floor, he takes a cursory look round at any obstacles and hidey holes we've made, then he either hides or stands stock still for hours. Every now and again he has a gallop round his "house"...Is he bored? Is this a sign he's going nuts? Oh, and is it OK for them to gnaw on cardboard boxes? Because that is something that he does seem to enjoy, but DH is concerned he's "eating" too much of it...
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