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Offline andrea1970

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disruptive piggie
« on: January 23, 2012, 03:45:39 PM »
My son has a male guinea pig that is about 4.5 years old.  Recently, he has started rattling his cage way more often.  The main problem with this is that he sometimes is doing it at night or the very early morning when my son is sleeping.  Nothing has changed with his cage or food or routine.

Any thoughts on why he has started doing this?
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Re: disruptive piggie
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 03:49:31 PM »
Boredom possibly.

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Re: disruptive piggie
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 04:55:55 PM »
I started thinking of that after I posted.  It seems a bit weird that he'd have a sudden problem with boredom after all this time, but I found some suggestions for playthings that I printed for my son.  One was a paper bag, which could be fun but you surely want to take that out at night!!!

Another weird habit -- whenever we feed him the pellets, he deliberately picks up the bowl and dumps it.  He has always done that.  Is that common piggie behavior?
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Re: disruptive piggie
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 04:59:33 PM »
My girls will knock their bowls over too, if they can.
Getting really heavy crocks, or bowls that lock to the side can help.

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Re: disruptive piggie
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 12:55:11 PM »
Does your pig have a buddy? They need companionship
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Re: disruptive piggie
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 03:22:39 PM »
What is his routine?