Teresa posted on another board about her foster home using Tug N Tumble toys and how the pigs really liked these.
Unfortunately the Guinea Pig (shaped) TugNTumbles are on back order so we will have to wait for those, but ... I did order one for my rabbit. He´s not impressed, and it´s actually a bit small for him, so I threw it in with the pigs and they are all over it. Taking turns stealing it from each other, tossing it around the pen. I need the back ordered GP shapes to come in before the pigs start getting violent over who gets the new toy!
They have balls and wooden bird toys with bells, but *really* seem to enjoy this. It´s very similar to a baby rattle and small enough for a guinea pig to carry around.
Also ordered the Bounce Back toy - not as big of a hit so far, but they are checking it out.
I also ordered "Chubes", large chewable tubes (no risk of getting stuck, LYNX!) and this also seems to be a big hit. Something to be said about crawling through and chewing at the same time. http://www.petdiscounters.com/small_animal/hamster/nests/tr_chubes.html (there is a nesting material inside the tubes, which I did not give my pigs)
I am very happy with the service from PetDiscounters.
My pigs have never been big on toys, but I bet they would like those tubes to chew on.
I´ve tried setting aside the more durable toys and reintroducing them later but the second time around they take even less interest. Now I don´t buy toys any more, I just give them safe stuff from around the house. They like empty flower pots, metal spoons and measuring cups, plastic cups, that sort of thing. I just make sure it´s clean and that they can´t bite off bits which could be swallowed.
Dobby - If you´re looking for toys, the Village mall Pet City has a better selection. They have those chewable tubes at Bunny Bytes, which does ship to Canada, but carpet rolls are easier, some places will give them to you for free!
- I gave what I could!
I´m going to get me one of those Tug´n´Tumble toys when I get paid next week. I think my chubby little pigg´un will love it. He´s a real kicker and thrower.