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Found this in my guinea pigs food bowl and idk what it is.

Jbrodsky73

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I went to go clean out my guinea pigs cage in the morning like I normally do and I find this mush kind of stuff in there food bowl and I have no clue what it is and if I should be worried or not.
 

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What do you normally put in the bowl? Could they have wee'd in the bowl and it mix with some pellets/pellet dust?
 

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Please only use food bowls for feeding veg and the 1 tablespoon of pellets that guinea pigs should eat max. in a day and remove them between meals. this minimises soiling and encourages your piggies to more hay, which should make around 80% of the daily food intake and is crucial for dental health (guinea pig teeth have evolved agains the very abrasive silica in grass and hay), gut health and through that a longer average life expectancy. Your piggies are not losing out on vitamin C because grass is actually high in it (the reason why guinea pigs never had the need to make their own in the first place) and hay also still contains some.
 
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