Cage toys question!
I'm new to the forum and am an a huge lurker but no poster. My boyfriend and I have 2 small american guinea pigs. A brown one named Furious and blk/wht one named Cookie. We recently just built them a new cage out the storage grid and have some things for them. He have an edible tunnel, an edible bridge, some balls, hanging chews, a hammock and a cozy bed. They run around in the tunnel and love it. However neither one of them will go on the bridge or chew on it. Occasionally I'll see one of them push the balls around. They like turning the cozy bed over and sleeping under it or hiding under the hammock instead of climbing in it .
Recently I had a small scare thinking Furious had somehow gotten out of the cage. After I searched all over I noticed she climbed up into the second part of the cage where we put the bed up at during the day. She stands on top of the potty training dish and climbs up through the grid hole. Before anyone ask, we brought the grids from targets and used the large sq grid holes as the bottom base to be covered and used the small grid for the sides. She walks across the grid and then lays in the cozy instead of sleeping under it!
I'm starting to think they maybe bored and i don't know what to put in the cage other than the things that I have that might gain their interest. I recently seen these adjustable fun tunnels that are for ferrets and guinea pigs. Not the purple or green hard plastic ones. These are slightly clear looking and can be attached to other tunnels to create a combination of things. Would this be a good thing for them? My boyfriend is worried about giving them things that has plastic in it cause he feels they're just nibble on it instead of actually play in it. If not could anyone recommend some interesting play toys? Thank you!
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