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    Guinea pig keeps on biting cage wire!

    Hi,

    When I take out my guinea pigs bowl for morning pellets and nighttime pellets, too , he always has his front paws on the coroplast and nonstop chews the grids!
    I always have to push his nose out of the grid square! But now all of my supplies (like pellets and hay) are on the other side of the room so I can't stop him!
    I am always afraid he is going to break a tooth or something.
    Do you know how to stop this? I just don't want him to chip a tooth.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Guinea pig keeps on biting cage wire!

    I trained my piggy to drop off the door before he gets the food

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    Re: Guinea pig keeps on biting cage wire!

    Plexiglass on the inside of the cage works wonders. You only have to line the sides where he's chewing.

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    Re: Guinea pig keeps on biting cage wire!

    Just bring the pellets to the cage and problem solved.

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    Re: Guinea pig keeps on biting cage wire!

    It's a bad habit that once started is almost impossible to stop. Plexiglass is about the only thing.

    I think that most pigs will not lose teeth while doing this. If one does, it's possible that there was already a problem to begin with.

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    Re: Guinea pig keeps on biting cage wire!

    My naughty piggie does the same thing and one thing I did that put almost an immediate stop to it was buy a couple of hanging chews and hanging them on the grids where he most often chews. Now, instead of chewing on grids, he chews on the hanging chew toys.

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    Re: Guinea pig keeps on biting cage wire!

    Hang some safe, healthy chews on the side of the cage, and add a hay
    wrack to put timothy hay in for him to munch on. Trust me, you're not the only one
    that has a guinea pig that chews on the bars!

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    Re: Guinea pig keeps on biting cage wire!

    Thank you for all these helpful comments! I think I will try the hanging chew toy and hay rack first and then maybe get some plexi glass!

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