Eating Hemp Bedding Safe?

AlleBalle

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Hello, I was just wondering if guinea pigs eating hemp bedding can cause any harm? I've been told hemp bedding is one of the most optimal bedding brands to use and so that's what I've been using for a while. Thing is, a boar of mine has been seen snuffling about the ground, chewing and swallowing the bedding. Is this natural or can it cause some intestinal blockage if he eats too much?
 

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As hemp is vegetation, something which they're designed to eat, I'd image consuming small amounts wouldn't be an issue. If he's consuming a lot though, I'm not sure.
 

AlleBalle

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As hemp is vegetation, something which they're designed to eat, I'd image consuming small amounts wouldn't be an issue. If he's consuming a lot though, I'm not sure.
Thanks for the response. We haven't seen him eating it as much, if any at all since that day, so I assume it's normal behaviour.
 

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He was probably just investigating it. Mine have been on hemp for five years with no issues but when I put megazorb down, they both had a little nibble, decided it wasn’t tasty or fun to chew and now leave it alone
 

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He was probably just investigating it. Mine have been on hemp for five years with no issues but when I put megazorb down, they both had a little nibble, decided it wasn’t tasty or fun to chew and now leave it alone
I see. Thank you.
 
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