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    How hard is it to litter train?

    I have a Midwest guinea pig cage plus coming in the mail and I was planning to try and have one half of it be there litter tray, how difficult is to litter train two sows?

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    Re: How hard is it to litter train?

    It's impossible to train them. They go where they want to go, and if you are very lucky they will go where you plan on putting their litter tray. Perhaps watching them for a bit will help you determine where they like to go the most so you can determine where to put the litter tray.

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    Re: How hard is it to litter train?

    Mine pee in one area, but poop EVERYWHERE with nor a care given! No way to fully train a piggie!

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    Re: How hard is it to litter train?

    I find that placing the hay where you want them to do their business helps with most of it staying in that general area, as they poo while they eat the hay. It helps prevent them going elsewhere in the cage but they probably won't ever be completely trained.


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    Re: How hard is it to litter train?

    Guinea pigs like to eat, poop, pee, and sleep in the same place most of the time. It's disgusting, but that's just what they do. If you really want to keep most of the poop and pee in one area, I'd suggest making it really dark. You can also put the litter tray underneath the hayracks.

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    Re: How hard is it to litter train?

    I rescued my guinea pig the other day, and she knew exactly what the litter tray was... all I had to do was put hay over the carefresh in it, and Sprout knew what to do! Don't worry if you think that it is a waste of hay, most of the feces and pee will go through the hay, allowing the pigs to finish. Once your two girls gets the hang of it, it may become their favorite spot!!! Just don't expect them to get it right right away, or to not use it every time.... good luck!!!
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    also, make it darker over that area, and cover the sides with a towel so they feel more protected as they munch.

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