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Couple questions...

First, Twix seems to like dumping his foodbowl and eating of the bottom of his cage, so I was wondering does this means he preffers eating off the ground or should I get a different bowl?

Secondly I was wondering what all type of veggies they can have.

Another thing I was wondering about is letting them graze outdoors. I thought I saw somewhere that said dandelions are safe but mom was saying they're toxic? I know the flower part it'self can be but I thought the stems and leaves were ok?

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Check these links out....on guinea pig diet (you can also use the search bar to find out info that has been posted in the past on the same subject)

http://www.paw-talk.net/forums/f14/p...veg-39701.html

http://www.paw-talk.net/forums/f14/p...elp-40141.html

http://www.paw-talk.net/forums/f14/c...are-39425.html

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and about the bowl...you probably need another one that is heavier and maybe more shallow. I cant see it so im just going by what you posted about the tipping it over.

http://www.paw-talk.net/forums/f14/h...ged-38829.html
Here you will see Harriette eating dandelions...they are not toxic.
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before you let your pig out makesure the grass hasnt been sprayed, or other animal pooped on... and really your pig can get parasites that way, in the grass there can be eggs and things of worms, and tics. you can pick stuff and give it to them... also make sure that you have a very secure pen for your pig before letting them out

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our guys dump their dish out too...they're driving us crazy....Seems like they're wasting it more than eating it.

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maybe you could get them a dish that clips onto the side of the cage?



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before you let your pig out makesure the grass hasnt been sprayed, or other animal pooped on... and really your pig can get parasites that way, in the grass there can be eggs and things of worms, and tics. you can pick stuff and give it to them... also make sure that you have a very secure pen for your pig before letting them out
Our grass is NOT sprayed, we make sure of that and I would never put him in an area that has been used as a restroom by another animal. I did let him out in the pen we have today and he has a blast. I couldn't find my cam in time to get pics of him popcorning all over the place but my step dad found it for me so I could take a few pictures before I brought him in, I will post them ASAP! He was so happy and when I'd open the pen he'd run up to me for pets, it was cute!

EDITED TO SAY: I forgot to say he didn't know what to think when I first brought him out but in no time he was munching on the grass and popcorning all over the place. I've never seen a guinea pig go so crazy before...I don't think he'd EVER been outside before....poor guy he loves it!

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Victor dumps his food out too, I guess I'll need a new food bowl also.

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i embed nibbles into his bedding, i push his carefresh really hard packed around it, and it stays put until i need to fill it agian.

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What type of food bowl do you use?

I use shallow ceramic bowls for my girls so that they don't dump it. Works really well.
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thats what i have too.

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ceramic bowls are good but they can still be dumped, tipped over if they arent shallow enough...if you dont have a shallow one already try and get one shallow enough and kinda wide...like this one...

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If your rabbit is tossing his bowl, they're probraly just being stubborn and its in the way. It would be best to get a heavier bowl, because they cant throw this. The leaves of dandilions are fine. If you want to let them graze outside it would be a good idea to get a run or secure your garden, dont even let your rabbits eat bulbs or flowers as the majority of these are toxic.
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She has a guinea pig.
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