Floor time - they don't get it!

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I don't mean they're not allowed it, I mean they don't seem to understand it! :))

Now my pigs are indoors, I have taken to taking the front of the cage off each evening and letting them wander round, but they don't seem to want to venture out rolleyes I thought it would be something they would enjoy, as their cage is quite a bit smaller than their hutch, but apparantly not!

Boris will occasionally take himself off for a bit of an adventure and seems to enjoying seeing what's going on in the kitchen, but the girls seem quite happy to stay put!

I'm guessing that they don't like the floor (it's laminate) but don't really want to venture when I put a towel or blanket down either and seem quite happy snoozing or munching hay

I give up! :(|)
 

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Mine took a while to get the hang of floor time too. Now I put lots of tubes and boxes on the floor and lay a fleece over the top. They love getting underneath and burrowing about. Even when they explore the rest of the room they tend to hug the walls or scoot between hiding places. Except Joe- he's not scared of anything and goes where he likes, even shoving me out of the way. :(|)
 

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my pigs used to love their floor time, which I used to spend playing with them. Since I've had the baby, floor time is confined to changing time and they're really not bothered... I'm struggling for time as I can only change them when my baby is asleep but have 1000 other things to do at that time too, so I don't often have time to play with them... :(
 

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Buzz and Woody don't get it either. We put them in the hall with their tunnels and toys and they just sit there. I feel so mean as the others are free range and want Buzz and Woody to have exercise too but they just want to get back to their hay loft.
 

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Mine get the bathrrom to run around in during the day, when I check on them they haven't moved lol! Although today there was a lot more poop around, so I know they have been exploring abit:))
 

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sorry being a bit thick and got you mixed up with another user!:red but nugets may work!

Lol! I did wonder ;) although you may be onto something there! Excel nuggets seem to be one of the favourite things at the minute :(|)

I don't get it, when they loved outside they seemed tolove exploring the living room, now they can do it anytime, they just want to do nothing!

I wonder if they have the Winter Blues too :)) (or maybe it's just too much effort!)
 

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I put lot's of toys and fleece blanket's down and at the moment their cage is raised so they cant get back in it and i have to lift them out tho usually their run is attatched to their cage and i just pull it open and put veggies in it to tempt them out
 

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I did try giving them their veggies in the room, but they just scoffed them all then went home! rolleyes

I think my girls have just got very lazy!
 
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With the winter (and the snow-g rrrrrrr!) my boys come in and have the run of the hallway which is varnished floorboard while they get 'mucked out'. There is a mixed opinion with them.

Cooper sits there waiting for something to happen to him. His hutch mate Stratos strutts up and down checking the doors and skirting board like a policeman on night duty on a security check :) The minute a human appears the bravery is shot and he is under Cooper, who looks rather uncomfortable.

Tonight Barclay and Abarth came in and were delighted to find a push bike to play with, inspecting the tyres, spokes and chain. When Arbarth stood on the pedal the bike slid along the wall and he looked at Barclay as if to say 'Why did you move it?' Barclay wandered around it again to examine the new position of the wheels and later discovered that he could get between a wheel and the skirting board so 'mummy' couldn't get at him to put him back to bed. Since he is Abarth's oracle, he got in there too!

I was told by my husband while I was in the shed he saw Arbarth trot passed the kitchen door heading for the dining room (they are allowed in there once a safety check has been made for things on the floor). Here I have an indoor cage with a foster piggie in it. He watched as Abarth trot at speed past then freeze, slowly turn round and get up and peer into the perspex top. Then he shot off squealing and popcorning (fitting my husband calls it) and almost as if he was fetching Barclay with 'Hey, look what I found'
They both peered in on the baby who looked back at them munching happily on hay. Then, Barclay muttered *long the lines possibly, 'Yes, well, leave it alone the pushbike has more things to chew on it'

It can get very much like a demolishing derby sometimes with several piggies haring up and down the hallway and through the dining room. Veyron loves doing 'handbrake turns' into the kitchen and spinning back off again down the hall like a black tornado :))
 

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Just got to say that I love the names of your piggies, Rhubarb! :)

I know what you mean though, Boris will wander off to the kitchen and then go back and 'tell' the girls about it. If it's exciting enough one of them (usually Pixel) will follow him back there, only to quickly return as it obvioulsy wasn't as exciting as Boris made it sound! :(|)
 
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:))

Two of mine love floor time and are adventure pigs to the extent of chewing the corners of two of my mums Christmas presents rolleyes they only like my mums, didn't go for anybody else's presents.
But the other two don't really like it and just run back to there cage and sit happily in there.....theres no pleasing some pigs :))
 
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