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    My Piggies ate the wood pellets!!

    I decided to try wood pellets in the kitchen, just in the tray under the hay rack. Pee pads weren't working for me and I don't like the paper care-fresh stuff. Anyway below are the ingredients in the pellets. I'm not sure how many they ate, I was filling their pellet dish and turned around and found them chowing down. They weren't even upstairs in the kitchen when I put the tray down. Sneaky little rascals. Anyway, does anybody know if this will hurt them? Is this normal? I had read they wouldn't eat them cause they are bigger and don't look like their normal pellets. I bought at tractor supply if that matters.

    Cozy 'N Fresh Small Animal Bedding is made from 100% southern yellow pine pellets.


    • Activated wood carbon controls the odor even longer in the cage
    • No additives and it is environmentally friendly and biodegradable
    • 20 lb. bag

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    Re: My Piggies ate the wood pellets!!

    Are they actually eating them or just nibbling them? Guinea pigs are like toddlers, they explore everything with their mouths.

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    Re: My Piggies ate the wood pellets!!

    Mine sampled them, but soon gave up.

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    Re: My Piggies ate the wood pellets!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lissie View Post
    Are they actually eating them or just nibbling them? Guinea pigs are like toddlers, they explore everything with their mouths.
    Well I think I panicked to quickly. I did some searching, and calmed down, I give them wood to chew on for heaven's sake! Found out it's more from curiosity then anything else. They stopped and now they just play in them. A new toy Like the toddler analogy, very appropriate.

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