Digging A Hole?

Olivitree

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Hello there folks!

Not an urgent query I don't think, but I came downstairs today to find that one of my guinea pigs had dug a narrow but deep hole in their sawdust (temporary measure while I try and get enough funds together to get my fleece and towel set up on the go).
It was in the cage of my older pair, a 2.5 year old female and a 4 or 5 year old male(neutered for 2 years) I'm pretty sure nobody is pregnant and this hole is really randomly placed out in the openand wouldn't be comfy to lie in.

I have NEVER had a guinea pig do this before, any ideas? Is this a sign of anything bad or did they just get bored last night?
 

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Piggys usually dig to lessen boredom,
Its very usual because they always dig in the wild, my piggys always dig, so i dont think there is anything to worry about.
Maybe check your girlys weight to see, you cant be sure if she isnt pregnant, if you got your male when it was apparently "neutered" some rescues actually lie, i found out this with my last piggys Amy and Theo, theo was neutered, but i woke up to 2 pups! I immediatly got him neutered and managed to give the babies to some lovely owners!

Your girly might be trying to nest if she is pregnant.
 
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Pigs sometimes like to tunnel. They can make a "nest" in hay to sleep in or go under fleece.

Please can you swap the sawdust immediately. It's not a recommended bedding for guinea pigs as it can easily get in their eyes and noses. It can also cause problems with boars if it gets caught in their boy bits.

Please use something like Carefresh or paper bedding for now.
 
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