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    Unhappy My Piggies Are Picky!

    So I have two guinea pig males, Yogi and Bear who are one year and two months old. I have been feeding them the same stuff since I got them, and it seems that was a huge mistake (I am a first time owner). Today I found calcium build up in their cage and learned they are apparently getting too much calcium? I will attach the picture of the build up I found below, Iíve never seen anything like that before!. Anyway, Iíve tried several times to change their diet but they refuse to eat anything other than lettuce and carrots. Anything else and they lift their noses up and walk away! I try to add a little of the new veggie into their regular but they pick out the new stuff and toss it to the side! I donít know what else to do for them I donít want them to get bladder stones! This was what I found in their cage: Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: My Piggies Are Picky!

    First of all Welcome to the forums!

    Secondly are they only eating lettuce and carrots solely or are you I hope feeding them quality pellets (such as OXBOW brand) and unlimited Timothy or orchard grass hay too? Pigs can definitely be picky, but if they are hungry enough (unless they are sick) they will eventually eat what’s available.
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    Re: My Piggies Are Picky!

    Well, that looks like boar glue to me. If it's sticky, that's what it is.

    The top sticky in the Diet and Nutrition forum: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...eat-vegetables

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    Re: My Piggies Are Picky!

    Totally agree with @bpatters. That's boar glue, and when it dries it will first go to a rubbery consistency and then dry rock hard, almost like crazy glue.

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    Re: My Piggies Are Picky!

    Thanks for the warm welcome! They do indeed get hay, pellets, and their select favorite veggies. And boar glue definitely makes more sense. Thanks you guys!

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