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    My piggies always knock their bowls over!

    hello all,
    my guinea pigs (2 boars both about a year old) constantly knock over their food bowl! whenever I refill their food, my dominant pig Gothmar will put his feet up on the edge of the bowl and it tips over! They always tip over the ceramic bowl. I have another bowl that is mounted to the side of the cage, but they won't go near it. I'm wondering (a) is this normal pig behaviour, (b) is this a case of asserting dominance, and (c) how to fix it.

    This is a really exasperating tick of my pigs! I've wasted so much food, and always worry about them not having food while I'm gone.

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    Re: My piggies always knock their bowls over!

    It's normal pig behavior, it has nothing to do with dominance, and the only way to fix it is to get a bowl that attaches to the cage, or one that is flared out at the bottom so they can't tip it.

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    Re: My piggies always knock their bowls over!

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    It's normal pig behavior, it has nothing to do with dominance, and the only way to fix it is to get a bowl that attaches to the cage, or one that is flared out at the bottom so they can't tip it.
    thanks the problem is, they won't eat out of bowls attached to the side of the cage.

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    My piggies always knock their bowls over!

    My guinea pigs do that too., I bought this type of bowl and it was harder to tip so it's harder for them to tip over. So they have up, but I'm not sure if it will work on all guinea pigs.
    http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/131525521621

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