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    Question Newspaper OK too eat???

    Hello, just a question of concern about my piggies, the last couple of days they are digging up the newspaper from under the towel and eating it. Is that ok it sounds strange that they eat it, I would really appreciate a little help if you can tell me why they di this.

    Are they bored?
    Not enough food?

    I do feed them lots, 3 times a day.
    Breakfast- All kinds of lettece, carrots, cucumber, and some celerly.)
    Lunch- A handleful of grass between them and a snack of lettece or somthing.
    Dinner- A mixture of veggies and lettece.
    They have hay at all times, plus pellets at all times.
    Daily fresh water.

    Thanks Getting.cavys

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    Re: Newspaper OK too eat???

    Any suggestions too why they do what they do im very greatful!

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    Re: Newspaper OK too eat???

    Mine nibble a little cardboard off of their pop boxes. I don't think little amounts would hurt them. You could do a search on the forum for 'newspaper' and you should find some threads, I remember reading about it a while back.

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    Re: Newspaper OK too eat???

    Mine burrow under the Carefresh to get to the layer of newspaper I have, and will nibble at it, but I don't think they eat it.

    They might also be doing it out of boredom, do they have a lot of toys and things to do in the cage? Or you could just find a way to make sure they can't get to the newspaper if you want to be really safe.

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    Re: Newspaper OK too eat???

    Call up your newspaper distributor and ask if the ink is non toxic. If it is non toxic, a small bit won't hurt - but make sure they're not eating large amounts.

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    Re: Newspaper OK too eat???

    Mine just eats blank papers with no ink in them. But if u fed or the guinea pig stole the papers off you, would it be dangerous?

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