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    Cool Should I do this for my pig?

    My pig is in a 2x4 grids playpen. I put him in it for almost all day, except for at night. I was wondering, should he have his food bowl in there, should I give it to him at certain times, or should I just not give it to him all together?
    If this helps, yesterday, he was out from 9AM until 6:30PM. He had his food bowl the entire time.
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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    I would keep the food bowl in all the time.

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    Thanks ArtisticRainey.

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    Yes keep the food bowl in there all of the time. He needs to be continually eating otherwise his system will shut down.

    Are you giving him hay?

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    I don't give him alot, but enough for if he wants to eat it, but I check it, and give him some if he needs it, but as I said, I dont give him alot during floor time, but since he has had the grids, I have been giving a little bit more.

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    He shouldn't just have his pellet bowl, he should also have hay, and water.

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni_Feathers View Post
    He shouldn't just have his pellet bowl, he should also have hay, and water.
    My pigs don't have a food bowl in floor time, they don't have pellets most of the day either, they get just under 1/8th of a cup each of oxbow pellets each and then they eat it all so from then on they get timothy (oxbox quality) hay and meadow hay. My pigs dont eat a lot of pellets anyways.

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    Quote Originally Posted by i-love-nev View Post
    My pigs don't have a food bowl in floor time, they don't have pellets most of the day either, they get just under 1/8th of a cup each of oxbow pellets each and then they eat it all so from then on they get timothy (oxbox quality) hay and meadow hay. My pigs dont eat a lot of pellets anyways.
    Yes, but her pig is in his floortime pen "almost all day". I think there's a big difference in a couple of hours for playtime and almost all day.

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    Even before my pig had almost all day floor time, he had water, he has always had his food bowl except for when he was on grass in the summer. The thing is, I don't like to give him alot of hay during floor time because he tends to just stay there and eat it.

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennicat View Post
    Yes, but her pig is in his floortime pen "almost all day". I think there's a big difference in a couple of hours for playtime and almost all day.
    They were out from 6am-10pm. They get food at 10am eat it then go off somewhere else and leave the food, eat hay drink water popcorn about then go to sleep in a pile of hay in a cozy.

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    Quote Originally Posted by auburnmare5 View Post
    The thing is, I don't like to give him alot of hay during floor time because he tends to just stay there and eat it.
    Guinea pigs are constant foragers. Thats what they do. LOL.

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    i-love-nev~ The thing is, he won't really exercise because he is eating! I THOUGHT THE POINT OF FLOOR TIME WAS TO EXERCISE, NOT EAT! Is there any thing I can do so that he has hay in there, but he PLAYS AND EXERCISES??

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    Re: Should I do this for my pig?

    He has to have hay ALL of the time.

    He will run when he wants to.

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