I have a wooden house in each pair´s cage. Some are those log cabin types, and the pigs chew on the tops, which are some kind of green painted wood. I wish they would only chew on the log parts, but no. I´m sure it is probably some toxic paint. The other kinds are just unpainted pine, they don´t touch them.
My kids used to throw their used popsicle sticks in the pig´s cages, I wouldn´t know it until I would find a half eaten stick later. They must have liked the flavored part.
Mine love cardboard, and hard plastic when I am not looking. And book spines. What is it about those book spines? My rabbit is attracted to them also--must be the glue used.
Hey Bats, if they are going to chew a book I say physics and calc are the way to go. What erudite pigs!
Piglet´s favourite chewing material is metal. The cage bars especially, and the end of that ka-bob thingy we have in her cage. I keep telling her that wood and cardboard are better but she doesn´t care. She used to chew on her old log cabin (the kind with the green roof) but since we replaced it with a regular wood house (no bark) she won´t chew on it. She does like those Cholla cactus chews though. Mitzi won´t touch them.
- I gave what I could!
When I first gave him wooden blocks, he chewed them for awhile, but tired of them quickly.
It seems he likes the reverberating racket made by chewing hard plastic first thing in the morning.
I worried about him eating too much cardboard but I keep a pretty close eye on him and his poop still looks normal. And VERY regular. He´s a bit of a nervous pig and seems to need something to knaw on at all times. I keep him loaded up with hay and wood but he prefers cardboard.
I had to take the "castle" Pigloo out of Mitzi´s cage and give her the regular, rounded roof kind because the racket of her chewing on the inside of the roof was driving me crazy! Piglet has two of the castle kind but she doesn´t really chew on them.