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Garbage bag and wood. Advice needed!

Mo & Stubbins & Vani

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Hi! :)
I am super worried about Mo.
I have a few wooden bridges in the piggy room that the piggies mainly enjoy running through and sleeping under. Tonight, I found that Mo was nibbling on the bridge, which I thought was fine. The next second, she managed to break off a thin piece of wood and ate it! It sort of splintered off of the bridge, except that it was soft wood and I believe that she chewed it before swallowing. The piece was very thin, as well.
During the time that I was concerned and still a bit shocked, Mo ran over and chewed off a fingernail-sized bite of the garbage bag I was using to clean up in the room. :doh:
She is eating and drinking normally, but I am super concerned.
Any advice is much appreciated!
Thank you. :)
 

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Obviously keep an eye on her, but I am sure she will be fine.
She certainly isn't the first piggy to eat a bit of plastic or chew splinters off a wooden bridge.

As for the wood piece please remember that things do get ground up by the back teeth before being swallowed, so it shouldn't be a problem.
 

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:agr:

My piggies chew their wooden huts all the time, they’ve chewed the wooden ramp in their hutch, the hutch itself and the rubber off my dustpan. Dexter once made a dash for a plastic bag when it blew into their shed, I’ve never seen him move so fast...not even for coriander!
 

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Over the years mine have eaten a lot of stuff they shouldn't, including my pine cupboard at floor time. Caspy had blue poops for a day after eating a 50p size chunk of vet bed. Obviously keep an eye on them to make sure they are okay, but it all seems to work it's way out okay!
 

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Please keep in mind that guinea pig guts are laid out to break down tough brass fibre as their main food in two runs through the gut. They can deal with a wood splinter and won't swallow it whole in the first place.
 
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