I would like to get her something nice (AND SAFE) to chew on.
My vet recommended this website as another place to get hay: http://www.farmerdave.biz/servlet/the--dsh--Chew-Sticks--dsh--dsh--Pear-Wood/Categories
There, I saw the chew sticks that they have. They have them from pear, apple, and wild raspberry trees (or bushes in case of raspberry). Does anyone have any experience with chew sticks for pigs? Do they prefer certain trees to other trees?
Most importantly, are they safe, especially for a piggy with digestive issues.
If you have your own chew stick or chew toy favorites, I would love to hear about those!
- Supporter in '13
I bought some corn dollies (for small animals). They chewed the corn husk skirts. I got them the corn husk veg patch and it was dismantled in a day and had to be thrown out.
We tried willow balls. They chew them like crazy for a few days, then leave them for a while, then find them again and go on a chewing fest.
One thing that has gone down really well is compressed hay discs. The girls love them, and love to move them out of the kitchen onto the fleece where they can make a super mess.
It does seem that they swallow the bits that they chew off. I don't see little bits of chewed off cardboard on the fleece, so I assume it must be going somewhere. That might be a concern for a piggy that already has problems. I don't worry about it for my boys at this time.