• Discussions taking place within this forum are intended for the purpose of assisting you in discussing options with your vet. Any other use of advice given here is done so at your risk, is solely your responsibility and not that of this forum or its owner. Before posting it is your responsibility you abide by this Statement

Bugs in food bowl

tanhd

New Born Pup
Joined
Sep 24, 2020
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Points
25
Location
Philadelphia
Recently I’ve been noticing a lot of bugs are in my guinea pig’s food bowl. I don’t know if is it because bugs are attached to pet’s food or the smell of the cage. But it is really concerning because I’m scared they might crawl on my piggies. And the bugs know to only come out during the night like 2-4AM.
Any tips would be appreciated!
 

PigglePuggle

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Apr 20, 2018
Messages
8,036
Reaction score
26,893
Points
1,975
Location
Liverpool
Hi, ideally you should only be feeding as much veggies and pellets as your piggies will eat in one go, then removing the bowls and any leftover food. The rest of the time the piggies should be grazing on unlimited piles of hay, which forms 80% of their diet.
This along with perhaps more frequent spot cleans to pick up poops every day should help.
 

Siikibam

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Jul 31, 2017
Messages
11,505
Reaction score
13,921
Points
2,125
Location
Home
:agr: Are they indoor or outdoor? And how often do you clean them out?
 
Top