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Potentially Dangerous Cage Accessories And Toys

Veggies Galore

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Just a question, if a guinea pig is feeling a little naugty and decides to squeeze her head through the bars of a run thinking she can, and gets her head stuck, what should you do? When this piggie, angel was a baby I ended up getting to push her head out as the bars where quite hard. She STILL escapes her run everyday now but she always comes back and is easily caught View attachment 57598
I wouldn't be happy continuing to use that run. Could you look at something to cover the bars ? - maybe a correx edging ?
 

PiggySlave<3

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I wouldn't be happy continuing to use that run. Could you look at something to cover the bars ? - maybe a correx edging ?
We have a much bigger run now and they love playing in it. We only use the runs with bars smaller than there toes now and we have some wire cutters just in case
 

TheBoarsBaggins

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#84
Does anyone know if toys/chews made of China fir wood is safe? I couldn't find any info about it. My boars love to chew and this one is particularly entertaining for them. It's all China fir wood with a ball inside that they tinker with. They showed interest in it but I took it away before they gnawed. Thanks!
 

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#88
Hey guys! So I'm kinda dumb so I went to the store and instead of reading the labels carefully and getting fleece I got felt which was right next to it. Now I know that I definitely can't use it for liners but can I use them to sew cozies and hideys? Or would that be bad/dangerous to piggies?
 

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#89
Please don't consider buying these hay racks for your piggies. We lost our own little girl the other day as she got caught in the gap at the bottom and was strangled to death. Spoken to Pets at Home where we bought it and they are going to look into it. maybe suitable for larger rabbits but certainly not guinea pigs.

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Please don't consider buying these hay racks for your piggies. We lost our own little girl the other day as she got caught in the gap at the bottom and was strangled to death. Spoken to Pets at Home where we bought it and they are going to look into it. maybe suitable for larger rabbits but certainly not guinea pigs.

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Oh I'm so sorry for your loss Hugs x

My pigs love this hay rack. The use it as a bed as well. Looks like I'll have to rethink using one! Thanks for sharing xx
 

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#93
Is there a way to check the gaps in toys and hay racks to see if they're safe? I'm not sure how small a gap piggies can get their head through since there's a lot of fluff around their actual head. I suppose it varies on the age and size of the piggies. Is there an approximate width that is seen as a safe maximum? Or is it just better to stick with really small and really big holes and just avoid things in between?
 

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Is there a way to check the gaps in toys and hay racks to see if they're safe? I'm not sure how small a gap piggies can get their head through since there's a lot of fluff around their actual head. I suppose it varies on the age and size of the piggies. Is there an approximate width that is seen as a safe maximum? Or is it just better to stick with really small and really big holes and just avoid things in between?
lay a tape measure on the counter. Place your piggy/piggies on the counter and stick your fingers to his/her cheeks. Press until your touch skin. Keeping the fingers that distance apart, rest them by the beginning of the measure and measure how far they are apart.
 

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I'm not sure if this is quite the right place but I wanted to make you all aware that today I bought the Rosewood Naturals Carrot Cottage Guinea Pig house for my girl (she's currently very reluctant at eating and I was hopeful this might give her something different to nibble on if she fancied).

I opened it and popped it in her cage. She immediately approved and I was delighted to hear an attempt at a nibble. Unfortunately I looked down onto the floor where I'd opened it and there were two maggots making their way across my floor! On closer inspection there were also some on the product (which I initially hadn't spotted as they were on the roof which is a light colour). Obiviously I quickly removed and she's had an impromptu midnight cage clean (it was only in there about 10 seconds but I didn't want to risk anything nasty having got in there)!

So just a reminder to not get too excited like me, and double check everything you're putting in to your little ones cages as you never know. I'd had a lot of Rosewood bits over the years and I've never had a problem, but goes to show you can't trust anyone with your pigs!

I've emailed them and am awaiting a response back.
 

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#98
I'm not sure if this is quite the right place but I wanted to make you all aware that today I bought the Rosewood Naturals Carrot Cottage Guinea Pig house for my girl (she's currently very reluctant at eating and I was hopeful this might give her something different to nibble on if she fancied).

I opened it and popped it in her cage. She immediately approved and I was delighted to hear an attempt at a nibble. Unfortunately I looked down onto the floor where I'd opened it and there were two maggots making their way across my floor! On closer inspection there were also some on the product (which I initially hadn't spotted as they were on the roof which is a light colour). Obiviously I quickly removed and she's had an impromptu midnight cage clean (it was only in there about 10 seconds but I didn't want to risk anything nasty having got in there)!

So just a reminder to not get too excited like me, and double check everything you're putting in to your little ones cages as you never know. I'd had a lot of Rosewood bits over the years and I've never had a problem, but goes to show you can't trust anyone with your pigs!

I've emailed them and am awaiting a response back.
good point - thank you for making us aware . Let us know what response you get from Rosewood .
 

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I'm not sure if this is quite the right place but I wanted to make you all aware that today I bought the Rosewood Naturals Carrot Cottage Guinea Pig house for my girl (she's currently very reluctant at eating and I was hopeful this might give her something different to nibble on if she fancied).

I opened it and popped it in her cage. She immediately approved and I was delighted to hear an attempt at a nibble. Unfortunately I looked down onto the floor where I'd opened it and there were two maggots making their way across my floor! On closer inspection there were also some on the product (which I initially hadn't spotted as they were on the roof which is a light colour). Obiviously I quickly removed and she's had an impromptu midnight cage clean (it was only in there about 10 seconds but I didn't want to risk anything nasty having got in there)!

So just a reminder to not get too excited like me, and double check everything you're putting in to your little ones cages as you never know. I'd had a lot of Rosewood bits over the years and I've never had a problem, but goes to show you can't trust anyone with your pigs!
I've emailed them and am awaiting a response back.
Urgh! :vom:
 

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A photo is being shared on FB of a guinea pig with it's head stuck in a veggie ball

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I would like to remind people of 2 old threads too

Hay/veggie Balls - Warning.

Hay Rack Warning



We have also had reported incidents of guinea pigs getting their heads stuck in Guinea Pig Toys such as loofah rings and toilet roll tubes. . This is easily solved by splitting the ring before using.

Has the design in these changed since this? Just wondering why Pets at Home sell them if they are still dangerous...
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