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sarahchad

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Please help my guinea pigs have managed to nibble on a liner that I put at the bottem off their cage and didnt cover up properly, its one of those kiddy night time dry matts, I heard before that their is something you can give them to stop it from building up in their bowels and causing an obstruction but I can remember what it is? Does anyone know??
 

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Hi hun was just a bit of it eaten? If their is no obstruction then i think your pig will be ok. But someone who knows more will come along and tell you soon probably, dont worry. :)
 

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As long as it was only a little bit I wouldn't be overly concerned. My pigs frequently have a nibble at the correx or pvc mat when they manage to uncover it. I've seen pic on here where a pig has eaten their way through a pigloo.

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it wasnt really lots but I have had a piggy die from this so a bit worried.I feel a bit stupid for letting it happen again really. It was ages after that the odstruction started from when he ate a corner of a photograph.
 

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You can give 1ml of medical mineral oil (sold as a laxative in chemists).
 
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