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Behavior Guinea pig eats poop then spits it out?

Pinkguinea

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Today when I was introducing Quinn and Shelly, I noticed that they would take the poop out of you know where and then spit it out! It was really weird. It looked like they were cleaning themselves, and then a little poo comes out of their mouths! Help!
 
Like rabbits, guinea pigs produce two types of poo. The softer ones, cecal pellets, are often re-eaten. It's normal and good for their digestion. Nothing to worry about.
 
And you don't always notice it. They reach under to their bum and come up chewing.
 
Ok thanks. I was a little worried there. :)
 
One of my sows does that..it's like she's not sure if she's got a cecal pellet or a poo pellet. When she realizes she has a "harder" poo, she spits it out. When we have lap time, she also picks her poops and spits them out. I think she puts them in in front to make it easier for me to pick it up with a tissue and toss it :)
 
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