Mischievous guinea chewing bars constantly

Patch&fluff

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Hi, I am new to owning guinea pigs well say new I have had patch and fluff for about a year now.
Recently over the past week patch had been constantly chewing the bars on his cage, I have tried lemon juice and also giving them more chew toys, re designed the cage for them, added new and exciting things in the cage, but nothing seems to work.
They have about a hour and half floor time a day (as I’m home most the time due to illness) which I just block off the wires in my living room and let them adventure (keeping a eye of them of course) and the cage is also in the living room where I am all the time.
Can anyone suggest anything else I could try?
Starting to wonder if I have a attention seeking guinea pig or there is actually something wrong.
I do wish they could just talk back to me sometimes lol
 

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I'm no expert, but usually bar chewing means the piggy wants something that is outside of the cage. My Rocky chews the bars whenever I take too long with his veggies, or when he sees other animals he can't interact with. Pay attention to when he chews the bars and what is going on - there should be some kind of outside thing that he is interested in. It could be as simple as a bag crinkling, or as odd as a noise in another room or the heater turning on. Piggies can get fascinated with the weirdest things.
How big is your cage? The amount of floor time sounds wonderful, but boars need a lot of space.
 

Patch&fluff

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I'm no expert, but usually bar chewing means the piggy wants something that is outside of the cage. My Rocky chews the bars whenever I take too long with his veggies, or when he sees other animals he can't interact with. Pay attention to when he chews the bars and what is going on - there should be some kind of outside thing that he is interested in. It could be as simple as a bag crinkling, or as odd as a noise in another room or the heater turning on. Piggies can get fascinated with the weirdest things.
How big is your cage? The amount of floor time sounds wonderful, but boars need a lot of space.
Thanks for the reply, I never really thought about him wanting something outside the cage 🙄
The cage is a shop brought one, but after reading threads on here my partners going to make them a bigger one (he works with wood so will be better than me lol) hopefully that will give them. A lot more room. I guess I never thought about the cage size before as when I got them the “expert” said the cage would be big enough! Silly me for believing them lol
 

Patch&fluff

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After having patch out today I have noticed that his feet at the back are a bit swollen and red so I think he has a bit of bumblefoot, going to get him checked ASAP but maybe that’s why he always wants out his cage bless him,
I have also ordered fleece bedding today for them as they have wood shavings and hay covering this at the moment so that will be changed as soon as these get delivered but is there anything else I can do to help the poor little man ?
I feel so bad for only just noticing it when he’s been trying to tell me in his own little way
 
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