How do you potty train a guinea pig?


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Potty training a guinea pig can be achieved by purchasing a litter box and following a few simple steps. Cleaning your pig's cage can be a very time-consuming and unpleasant task. Guinea pigs are smart pets and can be taught how to use the litter box.

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  1. Check the area of the box that needs the most cleaning

    Usually, guinea pigs poop more in one corner of the box. Next time you clean the box, mark the dirtiest area. This will give you an idea of where to place the litter box.

  2. Purchase a litter box

    Most pet shops sell litter boxes. However, you should ask for one that is ideal for small pets such as guinea pigs. Make sure you place the box in the corner you previously marked.

  3. Show the pig what the litter box is for

    Guinea pigs are very intelligent. All you need to do is to pick some of his poop and place it in the litter box. This can encourage him to use the litter box. You need to be patient. It might take a few days until your pet learns to use the litter.

  4. Give rewards

    Every time he uses the litter box, you need to offer small rewards. This is what motivates the pig to keep on going to the toilet in the right space.

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