What do guinea pigs need to chew on to keep their teeth short?

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Untreated branches of trees like maple, apple, aspen etc are great. Cardboard boxes and cardboard toilet rolls stuffed with hay are another good choice, they won't totally eat the whole cardboard box/roll and it should not be a staple part of their diet although as a chew toy and as a toy it is a great choice. Fresh produce which they actually have to gnaw on is helpful but you do need to supplement this with the hay if not anything else, vegetables like bell peppers, baby carrots (1 per pigger per day), celery etc are good examples, fruits like apple slices, pear slices etc are good although all fruits should only be fed on occasions as they are high in sugar. Most importantly hay, hay not only files their teeth but it helps immensley with their digestive system, thus why all guinea pigs should have unlimited hay. Pet store chewing blocks and toys are literally a waste of money, I got heaps of chewing sticks and blocks from my local pet store and they do not use them at all, this is the same with most (if not all) guinea pigs. Another post suggested salt licks, along with mineral licks these should not be fed to guinea pigs. Taking your guinea pig to the vet to get his/her teeth filed is an absolute last resort.
Carrots. Make sure they are shaven and washed.
Have your Vet take a look, the piggie may need his teeth filed. They eat apples and carrots and broccoli and tooth problems do not seem to be prevelent.
cardboard works
You can get them chew sticks at your local pet store. They also like carrot sticks.
wooden toys are good, they should always have hay too and veggies such as carrot.
Anything that they can possibly chew on. My guinea pigs kept their teeth short by chewing on anything they could get their teeth on whether it was the bars on the Cage, their little house, hay, and food.
at maybe at like Petco or somewhere else there are little wooden colored blocks.Try those!!
you can give him/her chew sticks (pet store)
toilet paper rolls (bathroom)
salt wheel (pet store)
out side sticks (backyard) (make sure they are clean!!)
and carrots (baby) (store)
anything really. u can give them salt wheels and lots of other things. just go to the store and find the pet section and get chewy things for rodents they ur guinea pig will luv it
u can go to petco or petsmart and get 20 wooden blocks made for chewing for $2. if they keep growing take em to the vet and the vet will cut them.
You need to go to the pet store and buy some teathing chewing toys or his teeth will grow into his brain and he will die. This is true.
Hay works for their molars because a guinea's natural diet is grass and interestingly some bird treat products ( the ones that are different kinds of seed and honey -or whatever they're using to hold the seed together-that look like a log). Carrots and veggies that they have to gnaw on, wooden toys/houses and actually you can find lots of treats in wal-mart just for Guinea pigs and other rodents.
if they dont keep their teeth short they wont be able to eat or drink. It's a very serious thing for the little fellas. It's also a horrible way for them to go. if your concered about your guinea pigs health take them to a vet for a check up. They will be able to tell you more about your pet.
Wood, paper, toilet paper rolls.
DO NOT feed carrots more than once a week!! The piggie could develop health issues from too much vitamin A!!
Well wood blocks,hay, veggies, and mineral chews do the trick.I use these products for my guinea pigs.

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those are just some good products.If you go to petsmart or petco they have many selections.Or you can give them veggies and untreated grass (but be careful with the grass)

hope this helps,
CarlsbadCa
YES! If Guinea's stop chewing their teeth will over size.
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