Guinea pigs are adorable animals, they prefer to spend their time inside and outside their cage but they have lots of poop. If you looking for an easier way too keep their cage always clean and do not take you any time, give them a litter box.
But how can you toilet train guinea pigs in this box, this article will show you 4 steps to do that.
#Step 1: Find the placement for litter box
Observe your guinea pigs and finding where they usually poop. Almost all guinea pigs have a proper place in their cage and prefer to poop in this place. When you clean the cage, take note where you see droppings and urine.
If you create the litter box for them and put it on this place, they will more likely to use this box as a toilet.
#Step 2: Set up the box
This box can easy bought at any pet shop or you can also make it by yourself. The sides of this litter box have to low enough for your guinea pigs easy to access and get out. The size of this box also needs to large enough to contain all the body of your guinea pigs.
#Step3: Choosing substrate materials
The best bedding for guinea pigs is put at the bottom of this box. Ensure that this substrate will safe and do not cause any irritation for your guinea pigs. The good ideal might be organic paper-based litters. Wood litters are not totally safe because sometimes it causes respiratory problems.
Other tips for you are that you can create more than one litter box in the cage if your guinea pigs have more than one favorite place to poop. In this case, they won’t use only the box that you create for them. Set up more than one box and place where they usually poop will be the good ideals.
#Step 4: Encouraging them to use a litter box
Luckily, for the most part, the guinea pig will tend to use this box you create for them. Many guinea pigs will know that they are supposed to poop in the box. Observe if they approach the litter box or not.
But if they not, encouraging them to use the box by putting a little amount of hay in the box. Guinea pigs love to eat hay; they will be enticed and approach the box.