Toilet training

rooandmaple

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as I’m changing to fleece as I want it to be cleaner for them, I would love for them to be toilet trained. So if you guys know any tips on how to do it and what to use to encourage it, please let me know.
 

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It isn't possible to fully toilet train guinea pigs, however cleaning up poops from fleece is very straightforward and easy.

One thing that may help is providing a large hay tray or box for them.
They will spend a lot of time in the tray eating hay and as they poo and wee while they eat this will automatically catch a lot of the mess.
I use a large plastic box lined with newspaper and add large piles of hay for them to eat and burrow in.

You can also work out the high mess areas and use smaller fleece pads there that can be changed daily and extended the time between washing the main liner.
 

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Piggies can’t be truly trained
If however you put their hay in a tray, or a tray underneath hay racks then they do tend to pee and poop where they eat so the tray will catch some of it, but ultimately they will still pee and poop elsewhere too - in their beds etc.
 

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Its a very rare guinea pig that is willing to go to the toilet in one specific area. However, you can use hay trays or litter trays beneath hay racks which can capture a large proportion of the wee's and make cleaning a bit easier
 
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