View Full Version : Coroplast Will pigs chew Coroplast?

JB's Dad
08-04-10, 01:07 pm
I am trying to learn as much as I can before we get our new guinea pigs. I understand that coroplast is a common material used in the construction of home made cages, but...Don't guinea pigs chew on it? Is it harmful if they do? What if they swallow it? I just want to be sure it's absolutely safe for them.

08-04-10, 02:08 pm
Some pigs like to nibble or chew on it but it's safe. If it was not safe, we would not recommend it at all.

08-04-10, 02:12 pm
My girls normally chew on it to demand their food. And they know it bugs the heck out of me so they get fed!

08-04-10, 03:12 pm
Joy is a chewer. She chews of everything she can find. I had a problem with her chewing on the coroplast but you can try a few different ways:
1. When you line the cage with towels, get alligator clips and secure the towels to the side of the coroplast.( Pic link:Joys newest cage - Guinea Pig Cage Photos (http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/21165/ppuser/15556))
2. Go to the hottips section and someone posted a top about chewing, I think it's a vinegar water mix? But I'm not sure so you should look at that. (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/hot-tips/54398-care-stop-chewing.html)

JB's Dad
08-04-10, 05:25 pm
Thanks for the responses! I was just concerned about the little things ingesting plastic. I guess thousands of owners can't be wrong, but you know...there are no stupid questions. I just wanted to be sure. If we are about to bring two of these tiny bundles into our lives, we want only the best for them.

08-04-10, 08:51 pm
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