My Boar Is Biting The Divider In His Cage?

Cherri

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Hello!
I have a very fiesty 4 year old boar, he won't stop biting the divider in his cage. He recently chipped a tooth pretty bad on the wire, and I'm scared that with him biting with little tooth, that he will damage his gums?
Anybody have any idea how I can stop him from biting?
 

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Hello!
I have a very fiesty 4 year old boar, he won't stop biting the divider in his cage. He recently chipped a tooth pretty bad on the wire, and I'm scared that with him biting with little tooth, that he will damage his gums?
Anybody have any idea how I can stop him from biting?
Is he on his own? if he is then that is probably the reason as he’s craving attention x
 

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Guinea pigs don’t just chew for the hell of it. They chew for a reason, which can range from anything from boredem, wanting attention or food! My sow, for example, has recently started chewing the correx base of the cage, but only at dinner time when she’s knows her veggies are coming but not coming quick enough!

So the best way to stop chewing is to tackle the issue. If he’s kept on his out he’s probably looking for attention. Might be an idea to get him a friend for when you’re not around and unable to spend time with him. Offer him alternative things to chew on. Lots of chew toys located at the area his chews can help divert his attention into something more appropriate. I also find brown paper bags work well for piggies that just like to tear stuff up. Give him lots of enrichment options, scatter feed and get him out for floor time.

The last option is temporarily blocking off the thing his chewing. You could always cable tie a sheet of card or cardboard onto the bars his to prevent him from getting at them. But just remember, this will only work if you address the underlying reason as to why he’s chewing.
 

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Have you thought of having him neutered?Then after the 6 weeks post op wait he can go in with your girly and he can have a wifelet and she can have a husboar.
 
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