How to make a guinea pig forage box
Guinea pigs, like any other small pet, need more than just a safe place to call home. Enrichment is a really important part of your smallies life.
Foraging behaviour comes naturally to guinea pigs – here’s a quick hack on how to make your own forage box.
What you’ll need
- Shallow tray or planter
- Treats for your smallies
- Hay or shredded paper
- Herbs and flowers suitable for guinea pigs ie dandelion flowers and marigold, basil, coriander, cress, mint and dill – you can also add a bit of pulled grass for extra sweetness
Step one: Grab your shallow tray or planter and begin filling it with your hay, shredded paper, herbs and flowers
Step two: Scatter your treats throughout the box in random places
Step three: Pop your guinea pig into the forage box and watch them unearth their goodies