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Guinea pigs eating plastic!

Natalie Clancy

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Hi, my name is Natalie.
My three guinea pigs sometimes chew and even swallow little bits of the sticky tape that I use when repurposing carboard boxes as hidey holes.:(
Why are they doing this and how can I stop them?
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Natalie Clancy
 

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You need to remove the tape on any boxes before giving it to them. They will generally chew on anything and everything.
 

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Will they have any health problems with the small amount of tape they have already consumed of will it come out naturally?
 

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Hopefully they’ll just pass it. Do keep an eye on them and get them to the vet if you see any change in behaviour or eating habits.
 
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