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Q: Why does my guinea pig poop alot?

July 12, 2009 | By Ilovecats237 | 7 answers | Expired: 1821 days ago

Ilovecats237

I have a guinea pig and she is just pooping everywhere actually it's kinda like every five minutes and she looks fine she doesn't look like she has major problems but that's one thing that im kinda sure of shouldn't be done every five minutes right?

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Jessica P.
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Jul 13, 2009

This normal for guinea pigs. They known for their messiness and poop. Luckily their poop because it does not stay in their intestines long does not have too much of a smell. However you should be scooping out your pet's cage daily and completely cleaning it (with diluted bleach or pure vinegar) every three days. You specificaly mentioned "every 5 minutes"...this is actually a "good amount of time". Basically guinea pigs (unlike other common furry pets) can not control their bowels, so poop just comes out as it moves through their system. If it really bothers you you can attempt to change to a higher quality more naturally pure food it MAY help SLIGHTLY, but I doubt it poop, alot of poop is just a part of owning a guinea pig. Next time try a rat or rabbit, two small animals that are much cleaner and can be litter trained. good luck, love your messy piggie for the wonderful poopy mess it is.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jul 13, 2009

Could be somewhat normal. And captive animals often eat things they would not normally eat in their natural surroundings. Could help that along. If you have ever had a rodent infestation in your house, you know they poop all over fairly quickly and that's partly why they spread so much disease. Although some do not agree with me, I feel washing hands is SO important around these animals. I don't buy that their poop is any different than wild rodents in how it decomposes and developes dangerous bacteria and other nasties in it. Kind of like the small turtles folks bought their kids without knowing that if even kept captive from birth and out of the wild, they spread disease. I imagine some here sometimes mistake "stomach flu" and other ill feelings for the real culprit. Fecal contamination from their animals. Doesn't take a lot. But on a more positive note think of it this way...how can they be in bad moods very often if they are never constipated! LOL

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jackie
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Jul 13, 2009

for good info go ask kavykeeper she is the most knowledgeble when it comes to these . she is a good person and can help you out

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