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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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Chewing?

Are guinea pigs big chewers? Because Apolla rarely chews anything.I mean,I thought piggies chewed alot like rats and other rodents! Her teeth are fine though.

Should I be concerned she is not a big chewer?





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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 01:09 PM
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Guinea pigs don't generally chew in the same fashion that rats do. They're grazing animals, so most of their "chewing" would be on food -- grasses, leaves, etc. They primarily wear down their molars by eating hay, which they should have available 24/7. Alfalfa hay for baby pigs, a grass hay (such as timothy or orchard) for adults.
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Thanks.That makes sense!
Apolla has hay available all times.





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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 02:36 PM
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my guinea pigs will chew any wood they get their teeth on...in fact, compared to all my other rodents they seem to chew the most...thats why i only let them outside..they used to be free in the bathroom and my room at playtime but they start to chew all the legs of furniture, corners you name it and if they can reach it they will chew it for curiosity..let them get comfy enough and they will...none of mine did when i first got them...give it time


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Nah,Apolla is not a huge chewer.She does chew some things in her cage,but not alot like my other rodents.




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