toys

Status
Not open for further replies.

Pepperdog

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Feb 24, 2011
Messages
2,924
Reaction score
22
Points
525
Location
weston-super-mare
I have been looking at the toys available for piggies and they seem rather limited. I have many toys for pepper to play with, from general squeeky fluffy toys to treat ball or treat dispensing toys and then the super special nina ottason interactive toys.

Most toys for piggies are hay racks - how is that a toy ?/ or wooden chews - I wouldnt call them a toy, they are a necessity for them, or tunnels - about as close to a toy you can get really.

Would they enjoy food dispensing toys like a treat ball? I have seen mini knogs available for them, pepper has two and I love them, I could get a couple but I was thinking more the round ones so they can forrage for the treats and keep themselves amused a bit more than hiding in tunnels (although I know they like this).

I just dont want them to get bored, has anyone got toys that are different for the piggies or do they just like to sleep and hide so it would be a waste of time?
 
Joined
Jan 13, 2011
Messages
491
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
South Africa
In my experience, the best toys for piggies are the "home made" ones, like an empty cereal box, or a shoe box with 2 opposite holes for them to run through. My boys like this one in particular, they love to zoom through the box, around the pigloo next to it, and through the shoebox again and again. Silly boys. The shoebox does not last long though, as they like to chew it to pieces.
An empty tissue box is also fun for them to play in, and chew on, ofcourse.
Then you can also stuff hay into an empty toilet roll tube.
A nice hay loft will also work, my piggies like to play UNDER the hay :))
 

Wiebke

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2009
Messages
79,059
Reaction score
57,876
Points
3,466
Location
Coventry UK
We have a permanent thread with toy ideas in our reference section (which is always worth a look in).
 

Pepperdog

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Feb 24, 2011
Messages
2,924
Reaction score
22
Points
525
Location
weston-super-mare
We have a permanent thread with toy ideas in our reference section (which is always worth a look in).

Thank you, I was having to dash off to work this morning and didnt have a proper look, off to have a shufty now
 
Joined
Nov 11, 2010
Messages
1,677
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Sheerness, Kent UK
give a piggly a shoe box and they are in heaven. Mine loooove them. And cos I am a massive shoe lover I always have plenty at hand
 
Joined
Mar 11, 2011
Messages
711
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Manchester
I've bought so many toys in the past, but in the end my girls prefer the boxes they come in. Or the boxes from the dog food pouches, anything cardboard hehe :)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top