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    Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    Every day after placing Fresh Prince's food bowl on the floor of the cage he knocks it over and eats the pellets off the ground. Should I be concerned and is this normal? Thanks!

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    Quote Originally Posted by DroidGuineaPig View Post
    Every day after placing Fresh Prince's food bowl on the floor of the cage he knocks it over and eats the pellets off the ground.
    There's nothing wrong with it.....except that it's annoying to us. Want to stop it? Get a bowl that he can't scoot around nor pick up the edge in his teeth and move it or turn it over.

    I have posted a pic of the answer to a similar dilemma. It is a stainless bowl from Target that has a rubber rim on the bottom so that it can't be scooted, nor can he pick it up with his teeth. Best of all, it is quite inexpensive.

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    The Staybowl also works well.

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    The Staybowl is great. The only thing I would say to anyone purchasing it is to buy the larger size. I purchased the smaller one that is supposed to be good for one or two guinea pigs but it is really tiny. In my opinion it's more sized for a much smaller rodent.

    I purchased a few more in the larger size and they work much better for my guinea pigs. They can each get their little heads into the bowl and eat at the same time.

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    My pigs do this too. I bought a fairly heavy ceramic bowl in hopes that they wouldn't spill it but every time I fill it, it happens within a few seconds. Oh well, it still gets eaten! I'll have to look at the Staybowl...

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    Quote Originally Posted by butterflylover5 View Post
    I'll have to look at the Staybowl...
    I did look at it and it is a clever design. But, my feeling is why not buy the bowl from Target when it is half the price of the StayBowl and of much better construction?

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    I did look at it and it is a clever design. But, my feeling is why not buy the bowl from Target when it is half the price of the StayBowl and of much better construction?

    For sure! Did you buy it online at Target or in store?

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    My boys do this too. As soon as i turn my back I can hear the pellets scattering. It isnt a big problem, just frustrating. What I use now is a dish with a rubber bottom. Its still light so i actually put the ceramic dish inside it so it cant be lifted, flipped or moved. Maybe not the most practical solution but it works!

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    Quote Originally Posted by butterflylover5 View Post
    Did you buy it online at Target or in store?
    I think you can do either. I found it at my local Target. I like the bowl so much that I recently bought another for the future. But, it is so well-constructed that I can't imagine the current one wearing out. It is one of the few things in the cage that the boys don't attempt to chew!

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    I think you can do either. I found it at my local Target. I like the bowl so much that I recently bought another for the future. But, it is so well-constructed that I can't imagine the current one wearing out. It is one of the few things in the cage that the boys don't attempt to chew!

    Awesome! What section did you find it in?

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    Quote Originally Posted by butterflylover5 View Post
    Awesome! What section did you find it in?
    Why the pet section......where else? Perhaps your local Target may be different, but every Target in my area has a relatively small pet section and everything is in one compact location. It's not like going into a dedicated pet store where it could be easily overlooked.

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    Re: Guinea pig dumps his food on the ground.

    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    Why the pet section......where else? Perhaps your local Target may be different, but every Target in my area has a relatively small pet section and everything is in one compact location. It's not like going into a dedicated pet store where it could be easily overlooked.
    Oh gottcha! Thought it would either be in the pets section or the kids section haha! Thanks!

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