Hyperactive piggy ?

Oreo&Reese

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So one of my guinea pigs is constantly chewing and I’m pretty sure he only relaxes at night when everyone is sleeping. He’ll lay down at times but get up as soon as someone in the room moves. He’ll go bother my other pig who is more relaxed. He chews on the pigloo, and boxes they have almost non stop. I give him a lot of chew sticks/ balls but he goes back to the boxes and pigloos. I just want to make sure this is normal behavior and if there’s anything I can do because they are by my brothers and it can bother him.
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Is he still a young piggie? Youngsters can have LOTS of energy (though some are laid back even at a young age.) He may just be a high-strung type who is very alert to the environment and is often up investigating new sounds/movements/things in the room. If he's new some of this may be nervousness, and he may settle down as he get adjusted to typical environmental noises and occurrences. The best thing you can do for him is meet his need to chew... make sure there is plenty of hay for him at all times, which is the best thing he can have for his diet and his teeth. And make sure that hideys are suitable for chewing... if he's eating a plastic hidey all the time, I would probably replace it with a wooden one made for chewing on and replace it periodically when it gets worn. Hope this helps a bit!
 

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Is he still a young piggie? Youngsters can have LOTS of energy (though some are laid back even at a young age.) He may just be a high-strung type who is very alert to the environment and is often up investigating new sounds/movements/things in the room. If he's new some of this may be nervousness, and he may settle down as he get adjusted to typical environmental noises and occurrences. The best thing you can do for him is meet his need to chew... make sure there is plenty of hay for him at all times, which is the best thing he can have for his diet and his teeth. And make sure that hideys are suitable for chewing... if he's eating a plastic hidey all the time, I would probably replace it with a wooden one made for chewing on and replace it periodically when it gets worn. Hope this helps a bit!
I got them in March so they’re still pretty young. I always make sure they have fresh hay and give them lots to chew on. I took out the plastic hidey for now and replaced it so he isn’t chewing so much plastic! This helped a ton thank you!
 

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haha that is my Gundhams personality to a T. some piggies are like that but even Gunham the adventure pig has mostly grown out of it now (2 years old). I would suggest giving them cardboard boxes instead of plastic hides if you have a chewer so that it's safer for them and I've also found toys that dispense treats are his favourite because it gives him something to focus his attention on.
 

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how big is the cage as well and do they get much floor time? young boys need a lot of space to explore.
I’m not sure the exact size of the cage but it is about the size of a large play pen. I try to give fhem floor time as much as I can. I’m working on getting a fence to block them off from things because I have too many areas that they can get stuck under.
 

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I’m not sure the exact size of the cage but it is about the size of a large play pen. I try to give fhem floor time as much as I can. I’m working on getting a fence to block them off from things because I have too many areas that they can get stuck under.
You do need to be sure of the cage size - it’s important that their cages meets welfare requirements. About the size of a large playpen doesn’t really mean anything.
Two boys need a cage of 6ft x 2ft/180cm x 60cm
 
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