I provide a whiffle ball filled with chopped green pepper for my guinea pig so she has something to do. She rolls the ball around with her nose and the food falls out. I figure it’s like a treasure hunt. She gets a little exercise, some mental stimulation and she doesn’t get bored. She has other veggies and lots of hay as well so this isn’t her only food source. I refill the wiffle ball a few times a day.
My husband feels sorry for her. He thinks I’m being mean and teasing her with food.
What do you think? Is my guinea pig on a treasure hunt or being teased?
We strung a bunch of veggies on a string across teh pen one time, they seemed to have fun pulling stuff of of that.
I know my Brother and his wife do "Find its" for their dog, making him sit still while they hide treats around teh room, house and then when they are done they tell him to "go find it", but hadn't considered doing it for the piggies. It might work if it wasn't for teh fact they follow me around anyway so will probably just scoff the treats as soon as I hide them.
The wiffle ball sounds like a good idea though.