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How to Poop, Potty, or Litter Box Train Your Guinea Pigs


My interest is in small animals. I found out many years ago that having a pet is very therapeutic and soothing.

Yes, It's Possible to Potty Train Guinea Pigs

Bathroom training guinea pigs is possible to do, though it might take some time. The project is worth it, though, because the cage will be much cleaner as a result.

Rodents are not like canines or felines; they do their business where they sleep, eat, feel comfortable, or even where they stand. They are not going to bark or purr at you for attention to use the bathroom. Dogs will bark to be let out, and you will understand what they need and when. Animals that can semi communicate with people will make pet-to-master understanding a lot easier. There are no potty training pads that are made for guinea pigs; hence, it is harder to potty train them.

Most animals have a safe area that they use to eat, sleep, or whatever else they do. When we go out and need to use a toilet, of course it would feel more comfortable at home; it's the same exact thing for animals. Guinea pigs or other animals normally use the same location to potty and eat. Training a guinea pig how to potty in the right area is possible but may take some time, effort and understanding. It all depends on how fast your guinea pigs pick up the hint you are giving them. Smaller animals usually need more time to adjust to the environment they will live in including their owners. When they are in the wild, they will move to different areas, but usually they try to stay in one location for as long as they can. Change does not come easy to anyone, whether it be for human or animals.

Create a Dark Area for the Litter Box

Guinea pigs have little to no defense in the wild. If you startle them, they will just freeze and pray for their life. They will not attack and cause a blood bath with their twenty or so teeth. Because of their inability to escape predators, they have a limited resource for survival. Guinea pigs do most of their business in the dark hence they potty in areas where predators can’t track them, or they try to. They are very easily threatened, but they still love to run around and play. Guinea pigs that are domesticated have a lot less ability to survive in the wild, but they still maintain their instincts of survival, no matter how little it is and no matter where it is.

Guinea pigs, in general, are so vulnerable. They are very cautious where they pee because they don't want their predators to know where they are. Their urine is also used as their means of communication to other guinea pigs that is why they prefer it to be in an area that is safe for them. Hence they have this idea in their heads that it is safer to be in a dark area. If it is dark, they think there is a smaller chance for predators to find them.

One way to train them to potty in the area you want them to go is designating an area which is covered on all sides to keep it dark for them. The darker the area the better it is for the guinea pigs. If you noticed on the first picture, the night lamp was strategically placed to keep the playground or the place where you don't want your guinea pigs to poop or pee on nice and bright while keeping the bathroom provided for them nice and dark. This will create the illusion that it is “safe” even though the whole area is fine.

Another thing is to place the food that you are giving them to that exact same dark area you provided them because they also love to poop where they eat. By doing these, you pretty much created a perfect safe environment for your guinea pigs and rest assured, you will no longer have issues on your guinea pigs poop and pee all over the cage. That way they slowly begin to build an understanding that the area to potty would be inside and only inside the dark area that was setup for them.

Incorporate Bedding in the Litter Box

Bedding for guinea pigs is usually used for the litter box to help "train" them. But this is really not the case. If you follow the instructions in the previous paragraph, then the bedding will work like a charm for you. Other than that, if you are someone that loves fleece for your guinea pigs, the method of potty training mentioned above for guinea pigs will give you the option to use both fleece and bedding at the same time. It is a lot easier to clean out the bedding in a litter box than using cloth such as fleece throughout the cage with poop all over it.

Some people clean their cage twice a day which means changing the fleece and washing it. When your guinea pigs are potty trained, there is no need to do it because their poop are contained in one area which is where the guinea pig bedding is. This is how you set up a guinea pig bedding inside the dark or covered area mentioned in the previous paragraph, first, you need to have a litter pan or a small or medium-sized container built for your guinea pigs to poop on. Then you just add a piece of old newspaper underneath the bedding and add a guinea pig wood tunnel or igloo for them to sleep in. When you need to change it, just remove the whole potty box or litter pan and take out everything that is on it and put another old newspaper underneath the bedding and you’re done. The detailed instructions on how to properly clean the guinea pigs cage is coming out soon.

Training Takes Time . But It's Worth It!

Once they have adjusted to using one area to potty, try not to make any changes too soon. When their environment changes, what they learn becomes unlearned. Changes meaning moving their potty area to a different location, not changing what are inside the area.

When they have an area to potty, it makes life a whole lot easier having them. Cleaning becomes easier, and you can start making the cage a bit fancier if you so desire to do it. It helps with expense as well, or shifting expense from buying litter material to toys for them.

After they are use to it, they will do most of the pooping in that area. The “outside” area will still occasionally get some of their trash but it is a whole lot less.

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Joshua Diets on July 08, 2020:

Why does my pig pull poop out his butt with his mouth and lick up his pee? How can my guinie pig eat a whole 12" carrot and then half Of an apple in one sitting? Is 3.5lb big for a guinie pig? My guinie pig dont have twenty something teeth? It has 2 on top and one bigass one on bottom? I can see when she yawns.

Lil Josh on August 10, 2019:

Is it safe to use cat litter or sand for their "toilet" spot? How can I keep it enclosed and dark, something like your pink igloo seems to be a good idea, just put newspaper or the litter box underneath? To keep the rest of the cage lighted, Should I put a lamp at night? or both day and night? Thanks! The pee and poop smell is driving crazy...

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on May 10, 2019:

No it's never a problem. It's just how neat you want them to be is all, but never a problem as long as they're kept clean

Hailee Gladders on May 03, 2019:

Is it a problem if my guinea pigs aren’t potty trained

Greenrider on January 16, 2019:

"Guinea pigs have little to no defense in the wild. If you startle them, they will just freeze and pray for their life." Lmao

@ Guinea pig keeper on March 05, 2018:

You and your tips were very helpful!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much.

Bryn on January 02, 2018:

Can I give my guinea pig cheerios?

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on December 30, 2017:

@hamster pro 321 If they pee a lot that's good means that they are drinking a decent amount of water. Just like humans, it's good to intake a good quantity of water every day.

hamster pro 321 on December 21, 2017:

hi I have 1 guinea pig and she is peeing like crazy! She has been peeing in her potty every single week does this mean that's good?

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on November 25, 2017:

Sorry for the late reply, that box is plastic, kind of like the one that are used for signs.

YMR on November 19, 2017:

What is the white, rectangular box tiki are using to contain the bedding and hideouts?

Yvette on November 19, 2017:

What is the white, rectangular box you are using to hold the bedding?

Jay on September 25, 2017:

I had that log and I have a green house. Btw I got 3 guinea

Stephanie on August 21, 2017:

That's funny we have the same castle same color and same edible log

Treelady on August 09, 2017:

Some seem to naturally use mostly one corner. Those guys are much easier, just keep that corner scooped every day. I use the flat spreader the hardware stores sell ($2) for smoothing cement. Some are "let it fly" types and I have encountered one who would p&poo on everything except the floor

Mrmanlymanofall on February 23, 2017:

Thanks mine is a poop machine hope it works! Oh ya, quietriot, bestest is not a word

QuietRiot on February 21, 2017:

This is the bestest article I have ever read about Guinea Pigs environment. I have struggled cleaning my Buzz's cage. Used LOTS of new paper. The info about the dark area was extremely helpful. I had no idea. I felt bad that his cage is dark from blankets I used to prevent drafts. Thank you very much ;)

Larry on January 19, 2017:

I had three males. I was stunned at how much they ate and crapped. Within 24 hours the cage would go from clean to turd central...literally 100s of turds. A full cleaning of their cage once a week was pushing it. They shed like crazy and cutting their nails is tricky. I originally wanted to adopt two but the rescue added a third aggressive one. He terrorized the other two. Would never have them as pets again.

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on December 18, 2016:

@A Smith When I started trying to get the guinea pigs to use a litter box. I focus my research on rodents in general, all rodents have similar habits. I don't have any books to refer you to as I did all my research online. I like that idea about how you have students work with caring for the guinea pigs, demonstrate responsibility and more. Good luck with your research, wish I could help more.

A Smith on December 18, 2016:

I am currently researching this topic. I am planning to adopt 3 young female guinea pigs for my 4th-grade students. My students rotate in three groups during each school day and since the pigs need socialization I knew I needed at least two. I have contacted a family that breeds them and they have a litter that should be available in a month for adoption. I plan to build the enclosure now and introduce them into my home at first before taking them into the classroom. I hope to send them home on weekends with selected students, but only after the students have demonstrated their capability both in the classroom and by researching the care and feeding necessary. Daily care will be by selected students in the classroom at first, and they will have selected opportunities to socialize with them during class on a daily basis. Are there any books or other advice that you would recommend to me for reference?

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on October 18, 2016:

you're right except without the food, I try keep their food as clean as possible.

Guineahope on October 18, 2016:

So, let me get this straight, you use hamster bedding in a shoe box ( or something) and put it in a dark area with their food???? Was I right?????

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on September 19, 2016:

They are turd machines indeed, even if they eat at a minimum rate. But their mess is easy to clean up. They can become a handful especially with more than two. I had tried that and wasn't able to keep up with the cleaning.

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on August 02, 2016:

Sorry for the late replies, I don't have any info on baby care for the piggies, but from what I was told they need to be given attention a bit more when they are young, but I'm not sure about food, there are food sold for baby piggies but usually food should be on the softer side for them to digest better. when I raised them I crushed whatever pellets that was for baby guinea pigs and mixed it with some type of squash or pumpkin, hand fed them for a peroid till I felt it was good enough which was about 4 weeks.

The piggies usually stay away from the pooped area, I used to section the litter box to three and the middle is where they did their business and the side section is where they slept. after a few months I decided to just use one litter box for everything but changed the bedding every other day and sometimes daily depending on how much they ate and how it smelled, but their fur was always clean as I showered them bi-weekly.

The top is also a litter box, they use that when the bottom is bad, surprisingly they are picky as heck and perfer clean areas. when I see them on top a lot I know I need to clean. I also have litter boxes on the floor in case they need to go when they are out of their cage.

Thanks again for reading

Sarah on July 19, 2016:

Is the box in the top also a litter box?

Piglet on July 06, 2016:

Thanks for the great article and for going into the helpful details. Will they choose to spend all their time in the litter box if it's the only dark and covered place, or will they leave after doing their business? I am concerned about their fur getting smelly from hanging out in their yuck.

Emily on June 25, 2016:

This is the best Guinea pig iformashin l every had because in 1 or 2 years befor l get two Guinea pigs they will be the best but l have a dog and a cat so it's going to be anoint thanks emily

Donna on February 08, 2016:

Thank you for the great advice on giving guineas a great lifr! Just got teo babies yesterday...dobyou have any info on baby care? They are siblings...don't know if they are males or females yet hut they a re cuterbthan heck.

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on November 10, 2015:

@goatlover The area you want them to potty in should be dark, try to cover the area about 50% of the way. The dark area gives them security, as if they are hiding. I use a fleece to cover part of the opening, initially I covered the entire space where they potty. Little at a time I start to move the cover, in about 3 months I was able to remove it entirely. They realize that is the area to poop in after it was removed and continued to go back there. But when it's full they'll start pooping all over the place, so you'll need to maintain keeping it clean. I hope this helps.

goatlover on November 09, 2015:

I am trying to train my guinea pigs to go in the pooping area(their food and water are there too) but I am having no luck they are pooping everywhere. Do you have any tips to help me with my problem.

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on June 28, 2015:

@ GuineaMom The litter box is a plastic box made from corrugated plastic sheets, I bought a couple of sheets to make into a box to fit into the cage. And have some spare just in case, cleaning it is easy but I do change the plastic litter box every time it becomes difficult cleaning. So far I have changed it once, and it's been years. I hope this helps answer your question and thanks for checking it out.

GuineaMom on June 28, 2015:

How do you make it so that the potty area is removable for cleaning.? Is that the only part of your cage that is the plastic.?

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on February 08, 2015:

I'm glad you found it informative, and thank you for reading :)

Tired of cleaning cages on February 07, 2015:

Yes! I didn't know it could be done! Thanks for the informative article!

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on March 06, 2013:

@Melissa A Smith .. cleaning up a piggies cage can get annoying and when they get hungry or not enough attention, I've notice they start to make a mess. Almost like they are seeking attention.

Melissa A Smith from New York on March 06, 2013:

I used to have to clean guinea pig cages and after that I swore I would never own one. Voted up.

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on September 30, 2012:

@CavyCrazy Thanks for the comment, that's why we don't use one, I don't believe using that for anything, it's pretty brutal not only for the spine but their feet too. But I see the toys, that wasn't supposed to be there, thanks for giving me a heads up

CavyCrazy on September 30, 2012:

You are never supposed to use running wheels/balls for Guinea pigs. They ain't good for their spine!

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on September 19, 2012:

@Vintagetreasures We had the same problem when we fisrt got the guinea pigs, when I decided to train them I was just hoping that they were like other small mammals and I guess they were which helps a lot with cleaning. I hope you will find this helpful when your kid gets the guinea pig. if you have any questions just let me know. And thanks so much for the comment :)

Terri on September 19, 2012:

Great hub! We've had guineas in the past and cleaning the cage was always the worst thing. My 8 year old wants her own guinea pig and I think I'll try you cage and potty training ideas!

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on July 28, 2012:

@prasetio30 Thanks for reading and your comment. Am glad you like it

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on July 28, 2012:

Very informative hub. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up and take care!

Dave Rogers (author) from New York on July 25, 2012:

@Angela Kane Thanks for reading thos, I had to try everything I can think of that was successful with other animals because their cage started smell like a garbage dump if I missed a day of cleaning

Angela Kane from Las Vegas, Nevada on July 25, 2012:

Great hub, I had guinea pigs as pets so I understand the hassles of trying to keep their cages clean.


Guinea pigs, much like other rodents, poop around the clock!

Sometimes you feel like it never ends and you don’t understand where these little pellets are coming from.

The good news, you can save yourself from endless bedding changes by potty training your piggy!

Although it might seem impossible at first, and it will take a lot of patience, your little guy will eventually get there.

We’ll be honest though, it’s not an easy feat.

Especially since these little piggies do their business wherever and whenever they like.

Seriously, they even do it while walking around!

For how to train guinea pigs and cut down on at least some of the mess, just follow these steps below.

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Set the Location

Before you litter train your guinea pig, you have to decide where you want to place their potty area.

You can find where like most like to do it, but it can be tough since they go all over.

Sometimes you can identify their favorite little patch because their poop pellets tend to congregate there.

Since they are prey animals (sad but true), they spend most of their time hiding from predators in the wild.

Predators tend to track their prey by their scent, which is taken in from the feces and urine.

So naturally, guinea pigs will try to do their “doody” in a safe place because that’s when they are vulnerable.

If you can find a dark space for them in the corner of their habitat, it will help hasten the potty training process.

Putting in the Litter Box

Training them to “go” in one place isn’t just the space alone, you need to give them a “toilet”, which is a litter box.

First, use their bedding to create a soft surface. Since they like to go in this specific place you have chosen, the smell should already be there, acting as an attractant.

Litter boxes can be picked up at your local pet store or you can set out to make your own.

Now, if you’re thinking “I can’t fit a kitty litter box in her habitat,” don’t worry, it’s not quite the same thing.

You’re actually looking for something like this from Amazon :

  • Scatterless Lock-N-Litter Pan That Locks to Prevent Messy Spills
  • Made of Durable, Stain and Odor Resistant Plastic
  • Locks to Cage to Eliminate Overturned Pans and Scattered Litter
  • Plastic Guard and Wire Floor Keep Pets Feet Clean
  • Attaches to Any Wire Cage, Easy to Remove and Easy to Clean
  • Measures 12-3/4" Width X 9-1/4" Depth X 6" Height

When your little creature is eventually potty trained, it’s will just be a matter of switching the bedding in the litter box rather than a whole ordeal of changing everything in the cage.

That can be a messy and time-consuming job.

It’s completely possible that your little guinea pig will catch on quickly since he/she already likes to go in that space.

Remember, it takes consistency, practice and a whole lot of patience!

Make sure the litter box is easy for him to get in and out of.

Make sure to make his litter tray as comfortable as possible. Use hay, straw, or wood pulp. Steer clear of corn cob, it’s not good for your little guy!

Don’t use kitty litter

Right about now, I think it’s a good time to tell you that you WON’T be using kitty litter.

It’s dangerous for your piggy! Even low-dust stuff can cause respiratory problems AND it’s hard on their toes.

Just put your piggy’s regular bedding in the litter box.

Remember, the point isn’t to create something that resembles a cat litter box, but rather to carve out a section of the cage to use as a bathroom.

Don’t Forget to Reward HIim!

Just like other domesticated animals (dogs, cats, etc), guinea pigs respond well to positive reinforcement!

Don’t punish them, that never works and only succeeds in instilling fear in your furry buddy.

When you catch him doing his deed in the right place, hand him a treat!

Choose a treat he doesn’t often get to enjoy, like bits of fruit, he’ll understand he’s doing the right thing.

In order to get more fruit, he will make sure he goes in the right place!

Maintenance of the Litter Tray

You don’t need to concern yourself too much with the tray.

He doesn’t need you to clear it out every time he goes, or even every day. Cleaning out his potty once every 2-3 days is good enough.

When you change out the litter every few days, replace it with new litter. The actual washing of the litter tray only needs to be done weekly.

You want to keep the scent of his urine in the tray in case he has little accidents in the future.

Here is a quick video guide that puts things into perspective

Extra Tips

We tell anyone and everyone training their pets to always be patient.

These little furry buddies do not have the brain capacity we do, so it will naturally take a bit longer.

That’s ok because he will eventually get it and that’s when you can sit back, relax, and enjoy an easier time taking care of your guinea pig.

Remember to always use positive reinforcement and do daily practice. Consistency and endless praise and love are the fundamental keys to success in domestic animal training.

Any animal can learn if its human is willing, and a guinea pig is no exception. If you keep at it, your little furry friend can eventually learn a plethora of impressive tricks. Who knows, maybe in time he can even become an Instagram sensation!

Have you tried to litter train your guinea pig? What worked and what didn’t work? Let us know in the comments!


Best Litter Box Litter for Guinea Pigs

If you thought the bedding list was short, wait until you see this one!

The best litter box litter for guinea pigs isn’t littered at all. It’s paper.

I’m not kidding. Plain old paper litter is by far the safest and easiest choice for your cavy’s “litter box” area.

Wait, can’t I just use kitty litter for guinea pigs instead?

No. Nope, nope, nope. No. DO NOT use cat litter for your cavy.

First, it’s way too dusty. Even “dust-free” brands! If you look at most of those, it’ll say “99% dust-free,” or “compared to leading brands.”

Second, even the paper-based pellet litter is hard on little cavy feet. Heck, it’s hard on my cat’s feet!

Third, piggies eat freaking everything in sight, and they can choke on litter clumps.

Bottom line, don’t do it. Just use the paper bedding above.


Ground-Marking

However, just like human beings who feel comfortable to use their bathroom in their homes, guinea pigs have one spot in the cage they call ‘home’ too where they do their private business.

Thus, it means then that it is not hard to potty train as you had thought. However, it calls for patience on your part because, again, you don’t want your guinea pig to be scared by your desperate moves and probably with your loss of temper to make it happen.

Guinea pigs have a habit to ground-mark a special place for peeing and poo. It will always identify the area by the smell. If then it has a special place to do its business, it means then that you should be keen to mark the area as well. Identify it since it will be the spot you will place the litter box to start potty-training.

By this time you are ready with a litter box or ‘potty’ to use for potty training and also, you have identified the suitable place. Now, it is time to train your piggy how to use its litter box.

Step by Step Guide on How to Litter Train, a Guinea Pig

  • Get a litter box which is of the right size to make your piggy comfortable when using it. See that it is not too high to get onto it. The shorter it is, the better it will be. But, again it should not be too low to litter the floor of its cage.

Still, it should not be too big for the pen. At least you should give your piggy enough room to run around.

    Check out on this best litter box that you might find suitable to use as your guinea pig litter box. Ware Manufacturing Plastic Scatterless Lock-N-Litter Small Pet Pan

is the litter you need for your piggy.

You can lock it on your cage to prevent it from spilling the litter in the cage.

  • It has a wire tray and a plastic guide to keep your pet from getting soiled. It is an organized that will meet your guinea pig potty-training needs.
  • Take the litter box that you intend to use. Stuff it with hay or the same bedding you use in the cage, at least something it is familiar with and knows better.
  • This step here now is not the best, and you might not like it. You will need to wear gloves. Next, take a handful of some bedding your piggy has soiled a bit.

What you are looking for is the smell of its pee and poo to make the new territory that is the litter box.

    You might be using fleece bedding, such as Kaytee Super Sleeper Cuddle E-Cup Bed for Small Animals

. In that case then, and prior to preparing a litter box, you will have spread either some paper bedding, wood shavings or even hay precisely the spot it does its ‘business.’

  • The reason for doing that is to get bedding you will want to use on the litter box.
  • Take some of the bedding that has your piggy’s pee and poo. You don’t need much, but just a handful of it is enough. Place this ‘smelly’ litter on the box and top of the rest litter bedding stuffing.
  • GuineaDad Fleece Guinea Pig Fleece Cage Cage Liners are also a good choice for your pet. This is a product that will bring softness and comfort to the guinea pig and become an ideal bed.

    Some of the best bedding that you can use in your piggy’s cage to transfer in the litter box is Carefresh Complete Pet Bedding

    . At least you can use some the soiled beddings and place on the litter box for scent so that the pet can adapt to a new littering environment.

    Or you can try the Small Pet Select Aspen Bedding, a colorless, odorless, and chemical-free bed. It also does not generate dust and has good absorbency.

    Some guinea pigs are not easy to adapt to new changes. It might be hard for your piggy to adapt to the changes of using a potty for its bathroom activities as well. Don’t worry. It is quite normal.

    It is therefore essential to encourage it and to reward it whenever it gets it right using the litter box until it forms a habit. But, remember not to shout at it when it gets it wrong since it can hate the whole idea or using a litter box.

    For the first few days, do not remove the used litter so that your pet will always follow its scent to know where to go for its toilet use. The best thing you can do is to remove the soiled part and leave the other bit of bedding intact for about two weeks. By this time, probably it will have formed the habit of using the litter box as its “litter corner.”

    Be patient with your piggy when potty training as it cannot learn to use the litter box immediately. Once in a while, it will forget using the litter box and mess somewhere else such as using the floor bedding instead.


    Potty Train Your Guinea Pig with Our Simple 10- Step Guide

    Guinea pigs are sweet, gentle, adorable little creatures that provide us with so much joy and love. The only thing not so adorable about them is a huge amount of poop that they unfortunately also provide us with. They, of course, have to poop, like any living thing on Earth, but is there an easier way to keep their cage clean? And does their poop really have to be everywhere? Follow our litter training and your suffering will be over.

    The Pros of Potty Training Your Little Furry Puff

    Litter training your guinea pig has many advantages. Cleaner cage means your little piggy buddy will live in a healthier environment she will have more room in her cage for different toys and treats which means that you won’t have to buy bedding as often and by doing that you’ll save some money. And cleaning will become much easier than it was. Yes, this is possible with the help of our potty training guide. Although litter training will dramatically change the overall look of the cage, for the better of course, this doesn’t mean that your buddy will make it to the litter every time. Do not worry because the more you practice with your piggy, the more she’ll improve her litter box routine.

    Little Miss Guinea Pig I Would Like You to Meet Mr. Litter Box

    When I say training what it essentially comes to is creating a comfy litter environment by strategically placing bathroom zones and it has less to do with real training. This is more like a re-training as you stimulate your piggy to change her usual potty routine. Before putting litter box in guinea pigs cage observe your pet, her potty habits and put the box on her favorite potty spot( I would suggest using a few litter boxes in the beginning). Litter box is a real lifesaver in my opinion because of the constant and never-ending cleaning of the cage is over.

    The Pros of Potty Training Your Little Furry Puff

    Litter training your guinea pig has many advantages. Cleaner cage means your little piggy buddy will live in a healthier environment she will have more room in her cage for different toys and treats which means that you won’t have to buy bedding as often and by doing that you’ll save some money. And cleaning will become much easier than it was. Yes, this is possible with the help of our potty training guide. Although litter training will dramatically change the overall look of the cage, for the better of course, this doesn’t mean that your buddy will make it to the litter every time. Do not worry because the more you practice with your piggy, the more she’ll improve her litter box routine.

    Little Miss Guinea Pig I Would Like You to Meet Mr. Litter Box

    When I say training what it essentially comes to is creating a comfy litter environment by strategically placing bathroom zones and it has less to do with real training. This is more like a re-training as you stimulate your piggy to change her usual potty routine. Before putting litter box in guinea pigs cage observe your pet, her potty habits and put the box on her favorite potty spot( I would suggest using a few litter boxes in the beginning). Litter box is a real lifesaver in my opinion because constant and never-ending cleaning of the cage is over.


    Watch the video: Litter Training Guinea Pigs 6 Quick Tips (July 2021).