Bored Indoor Boars In The Run!

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bumbling-bambi

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My boys seem to be getting bored in the run!
They have a great big multi storey cage so they can scuttle about to their little hearts content.
They also have an indoor run meant for puppies (it takes up a fair bit of my living room!) and they go in that as much as possible - this is on average 3-4 times a week and they are in there for a 3-4 hours at a time usually.

At first they are all excited to be let free and run about like they've never been in there before but after about 10-20 minutes they seem to be getting a little bored and almost agitated.
They tend to sleep a lot and i took them to the vet for a checkup and the vet said its probably because they are bored...
fast forward a couple of weeks and a fair amount of money spent on toys and things and they don't seem to like any of them!
They seem to like to play with toilet roll tubes filled with hay or other natural forage but alas they still seem bored!

They are coming up to being a year old but they are quite immature for their age - they act like babies still!

If anyone has any suggestions that would be wonderful as I'm forever trying to make their lives as happy and full as possible! They are very spoilt boys really but any suggestions would be great!
 

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What sort of toys do they have? Mine have most fun running through a series of tunnels. When they have run around time on the floor, they'll have great fun running in a circuit then they go and hide until I put them back again.
 

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My boys seem to be getting bored in the run!
They have a great big multi storey cage so they can scuttle about to their little hearts content.
They also have an indoor run meant for puppies (it takes up a fair bit of my living room!) and they go in that as much as possible - this is on average 3-4 times a week and they are in there for a 3-4 hours at a time usually.

At first they are all excited to be let free and run about like they've never been in there before but after about 10-20 minutes they seem to be getting a little bored and almost agitated.
They tend to sleep a lot and i took them to the vet for a checkup and the vet said its probably because they are bored...
fast forward a couple of weeks and a fair amount of money spent on toys and things and they don't seem to like any of them!
They seem to like to play with toilet roll tubes filled with hay or other natural forage but alas they still seem bored!

They are coming up to being a year old but they are quite immature for their age - they act like babies still!

If anyone has any suggestions that would be wonderful as I'm forever trying to make their lives as happy and full as possible! They are very spoilt boys really but any suggestions would be great!
Where did you buy your indoor run please? I bought one a while ago, but I find it a bit small.

I always used to worry that my pigs were bored, but I realised that I was putting them in their run or giving them floor-time, at the time that they like to sleep (around mid-morning until early afternoon). They tend to be more active early in the morning and in the evenings.
 

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@JenniferG they have a range of odds and sods - there are hanging chew toys, steps, tunnels, huts, a ramp to the top level of the cage and all sorts of balls and chew toys!

@Lily & Rose I got it on amazon - its the red and white one but i got it in a size large :) They are supposed to be for puppies and kittens to play in but its perfectly sized for two boars and a couple igloos and stuff!
 

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Guinea pigs tend to have short bursts of energy. Mine absolutely love going outside in their giant run oit there. They popcorn around and zoom like lunatics for about 5 min. Then mosey around scrounging for food, eating hay and grass for 10-15 min, and then they sleep for a good chunk of time. When they wake they repeat the running and eating and then sleep again. I feel that's pretty normal for cavies.
 

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If you have the tunnels set up in a series so they can run through all of them, that would be fun for them. But like I said, mine with spend about 10 minutes running around and then they go into hiding and don't move. Mine are also most active early in the morning and then the evening.
 
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