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Are snails dangerous to guinea pigs?

Laura2901

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#1
Hi my guinea pigs are now indoor pigs but when i went out to check my outdoor hutch for summer coming i’ve noticed there is snail trails inside, theres obviously no way i can stop them getting in as they must of got through the bars. Are they dangerous to pigs?
 

Guineautopia

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I’m not sure if they are dangerous, maybe someone else will know on that. But I find putting copper tape around the base of a run or legs of a hutch does a lot to discourage slugs and snails.
 

eileen

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:agr: with Claire that snails and slugs are not dangerous to piggies,but i find them repulsive !:vom: i go out and use salt to try and control them ! 1am slug patrol ! i use copper on the base and legs.it is when i find them in the pellet bowl,i scream !:yikes:
 

Squeakz

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:agr: with Claire that snails and slugs are not dangerous to piggies,but i find them repulsive !:vom: i go out and use salt to try and control them ! 1am slug patrol ! i use copper on the base and legs.it is when i find them in the pellet bowl,i scream !:yikes:
I bet you go crazy when all the slugs are laid out on the path/patio after a heavy rainfall :xd:
 

Betsy

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#6
i use copper on the base and legs.
I find putting copper tape around the base of a run or legs of a hutch does a lot to discourage slugs and snails.
@Tim suggested I use copper tape on the legs of my hutch it has worked wonders and I very rarely find slugs or snails in the hutch now. Thanks @Tim!
 
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