Pigwigs Pooping Too Much?

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Hi all!
Just a question.
How do you know if your Guinea pigs are pooping too much? I've just cleaned their cage out and there seems to be a lot of poop. I'm a new owner, and was just curious... Is this normal?
I'm not too sure if I'm feeding them too much also. I feed them once a day. I add 2-3 small handfuls of hay and a small bowl of nuggets. Occasionally I give them some greens, they love the stem of broccoli and green cabbage leaves.
Thank you.
 

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Sounds completely normal! As long as the poo is solid it is normal.. Piggies are poo machines, little tubes on legs!

Please don't limit hay it should be unlimited all day and is so important part of the diet of piggies

Be lovely to see some photos of your piggies
 

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It’s incredible how such small creatures can produce such volumes of wee and poop. Plenty of poop means a healthy digestive system.
 

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Hi all!
Just a question.
How do you know if your Guinea pigs are pooping too much? I've just cleaned their cage out and there seems to be a lot of poop. I'm a new owner, and was just curious... Is this normal?
I'm not too sure if I'm feeding them too much also. I feed them once a day. I add 2-3 small handfuls of hay and a small bowl of nuggets. Occasionally I give them some greens, they love the stem of broccoli and green cabbage leaves.
Thank you.
Hi!

80% of the daily food intake should be unlimited hay, 10-15% veg and only 5-10% pellets (not dry mix).
Please take the time to read our detailed diet guide - it tells you exactly what you can feed how often and contains a sample diet. A good makes a real difference in overall health resulting from gut and dental health as well as adding noticeably to their longevity. You can also reduce the risk of developing health issues like bladder stones, which guinea pigs are prone to.

But like all animals living on fibrous plant material, the poo output is accordingly high because they need a lot more of it than predators on a more irregular high energy meat diet. If you keep your guinea pigs on fleece bedding, you will have to poo patrol daily. Lots of poos are a sign that your guinea pigs are healthy and eating well!
Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diet

Here is the link to our new owners guide collection, which addresses the most commonly areas we get questions from new owners - from settling in, making friends with, understanding behaviour, care, housing, diet to learning what is normal and what not.
Getting Started - New Owners' Most Helpful Guides
 

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Welcome to the world of the piggy slave!:wel: Lots of poops are good!:nod: Guinea pigs are poop machines:yikes: You poop pick and 5 seconds later it doesn't look like you've done it for a week!:eek: Its good for the garden so don't throw it away with the rubbish.:) I've had the nicest grass in years as all summer it got fertilised by 5 piggies.:D
 

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Welcome.
It takes my 3 less than 5 minutes to make a nice clean cage look in need of poop cleaning.
As they range freely around part of the house I never cease to be amazed at how much poop I have to pick up afterwards.
Think furry food processor- in one end and pooped out the other.
Enjoy.
 

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Hi all!
Just a question.
How do you know if your Guinea pigs are pooping too much? I've just cleaned their cage out and there seems to be a lot of poop. I'm a new owner, and was just curious... Is this normal?
I'm not too sure if I'm feeding them too much also. I feed them once a day. I add 2-3 small handfuls of hay and a small bowl of nuggets. Occasionally I give them some greens, they love the stem of broccoli and green cabbage leaves.
Thank you.
I read somewhere that each piggy produces approx 350 poos a day!
My piggy areas look like that after I've just finished cleaning!
 

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Welcome to the forum...I actually chuckled when I read your first post, as, as you now know, guinea pigs are absolute poop machines.
 

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The first thing new owners should be made aware of..They are non stop
 
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