Why won't he stop!?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Shellza

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 15, 2010
Messages
3,719
Reaction score
2
Points
510
Location
Oxfordshire
Archie is actually doing my head in at the moment with his bar chewing! mallethead I don't know what he wants from me! I give him food make sure he has hay and water, let him have floor time, get him for cuddles. He lives with my 2 girls so he doesn't get lonely...what more can I do to make him happy? I can't spread vaseline round the whole cage :{ Even when I have him out for floor time he'll go back in and chew on the bars rolleyes.

Any ideas on how to keep him happy are gratefully appreciated :)
 

lauralucy

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 6, 2009
Messages
2,479
Reaction score
139
Points
675
Location
Essex
if its any consalation nelson is doing the same all the time, its driving me nuts to. mayb there is something in the air, to try and drive us mad?
 

Shellza

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 15, 2010
Messages
3,719
Reaction score
2
Points
510
Location
Oxfordshire
Haha, yeah he's getting very annoying right now lol. They're in a 4x4 cage, so it should be big enough. I just need to get something that will entertain him. I don't know whether teeth could be a problem, but I think he's just got into a habit of doing it. Hopefully he'll get bored of it soon.
 

lauralucy

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 6, 2009
Messages
2,479
Reaction score
139
Points
675
Location
Essex
i think it is a habit, silly piggies know how to get to us. i've blocked off part of it with cardboard.
 

chrissy88

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
Oct 4, 2010
Messages
667
Reaction score
16
Points
325
Location
Cardiff, Wales
remember to keep checking his teeth. one of mine went through a bar biting phase and he managed to chip one of his teeth silly bugger. there could be a problem with his teeth maybe worth a check with a vet
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2010
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
berkshire
my moss does it all the time he is in a big cage next to 2 of his friend has along run every day

gets every thing a pig could ask for so i think he just likes to have a chomp on the bars
 
Joined
Dec 29, 2010
Messages
129
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Birmingham
It does sound just like his habit, like we have, make sure you don't get him out when he chews the bars though! He'll learn that when he chews, he gets rewarded -_-
 

PAMELAKT

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Nov 23, 2010
Messages
2,470
Reaction score
1,033
Points
790
Location
Portsmouth UK
My Rodney has decided he quite likes to chew on his china food bowl ! The noise is unbearable not to mention I don't want him swallowing china! He's stopped now thank god, it only lasted a night, I don't think you can stop them they'll chew what they like. Maybe give him plenty of cardboard to chew up?!
 

ellie_jo3213

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
Jan 26, 2009
Messages
550
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Carmarthen/Bristol
It does sound just like his habit, like we have, make sure you don't get him out when he chews the bars though! He'll learn that when he chews, he gets rewarded -_-

This has happened to me I think! When mums in the kitchen, pig will frantically bite the bars, and mum gives her carrots to stop her biting. Its a never ending circle....
 

Cgilchrist

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Mar 13, 2009
Messages
1,285
Reaction score
3
Points
460
Location
Staplehurst, Kent
A couple of my boys did this now they are all at it. I think they are fed up with not being out on the grass! They get plenty of food and floortime mostly threy do it when i am doing the veg rounds and they are impatient!
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top