Bookmark and Share
Your E-mail:
What is the typical reaction of Thanksgiving guests to your rabbit, ferret, hamster, guinea pig or other small animal pet?
Printer Friendly Bookmark and 


Guinea Pig Poops In Food Dish

Is there a way to stop a guinea pig from pooping in its food dish?

By Shannon Cauthen
Posted: May 13, 2012, 5 a.m. EDT

guinea pig portrait
Has your guinea pig ever pooped in its food dish?
Q: I have a male guinea pig that is very funny, but he poops in his food dish. I got a smaller dish, but that didn’t stop him. I wired a plastic dish on an angle, but that didn't work either. What can I do to stop my guinea pig from pooping in his food dish?
A: Sometimes guinea pigs just like to “flavor” their food their own way, even in a way that’s a big “ick” to us. I have heard of this happening and have experienced it with some guinea pigs, but I have yet to find a solution for the condition. Somehow they are able to arrange their amble behind over any size bowl to do this. I am sorry I don't have an answer, but perhaps someone else out there has had some success in this area.

See more guinea pig Q&As>>
See Shannon Cauthen's author bio>>

Interested in information about guinea pig food? Click here>>

 Give us your opinion on
Guinea Pig Poops In Food Dish

Submit a Comment   Join Club
Earn 1,000 points! What's this?
Reader Comments
I know some countries raise GP's to eat. Would it be possible they want to make them selves less appealing by eating there own droppings?
Tom Jones, Wellington, NV
Posted: 2/11/2013 11:58:18 AM
i solved this by getting a gravity feeder but you have to make sure not to over feed them.
chloe, saint louis, MO
Posted: 5/16/2012 9:49:47 AM
View Current Comments

Rabbits USA
Rabbits USA
Top Products

Hi my name's Spike

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!