I'd like to make some new toys for my piggies. I work full time, so I need to make some things they can have fun with sans constant supervision. I know a lot of places recommend cardboard boxes, brown paper bags and tp rolls with hay in them, but I am concerned about them eating the cardboard. Should I be? Is it ok for them to chew on cardboard?
Any other ideas for things I could make would be great. They currently have willow tunnels (which they love), a few wooden chews, pinecones (which they don't care about), soft things to lay on, pigloos, hidey towels, and mirrors. They seem a little bored, though, so I'd like to spice things up for them. Though, they might just be hot. The weather has been pretty humid and warm recently.
Creative and safe toy ideas welcome!!! :)
The Piggy we lost had started to chew on the black tape they use on Amazon boxes (we had one that we had cut as a hidey) shortly before she fell ill. It woudl not have had anything to do with the serious URI she had but the vet also said she had some sort of mass in her stomach as well and I suspect that may have been the cause. Cant say for sure but maybe it was too tough or maybe it was the glue or dyes they use. I pulled it out when I spotted her munching on it but she had already eaten a bunch of it.
May not be related at all but I wont be taking the risk with it again.
We cut TP tubes in to rings and then made balls out of them that we would put hay in and they seemed to like that.
One of the links I saw from a user here, Pigjes, suggested "Treat eggs" or "Treat Balls"
They are included in this thread along with other entertainment ideas