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How To Train A Guinea Pig To Use A Litter Box

Guinea pigs can be trained to go to the bathroom in a litter box. Some get the hang of it quickly, while some never learn. That's just how it is. Just remember that it’s not your guinea pig’s fault if they poop outside the litter box - sometimes they can have accidents or simply forget.

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A Peruvian Guinea Pig all ready for training - maybe!

But some fresh bedding in the litter box and add some old bedding too, so that the smell is familiar to the GPs. Avoid cat litter, as it can be harmful to guinea pigs. If your guinea pig like to go to the bathroom in a particular place, that area is the ideal spot for the litter box.

Keep an eye on your pets - if they use the litter box, immediately offer a treat as a reward. The GP will come to associate using the litter box with being rewarded, increasing the likelihood that it will perform that action again. Remember, not all guinea pigs are able to learn this, so don’t be disappointed if you’re not successful.

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Maranda, 17 December 2023

I am 14 years old and I recommend only putting bedding in your guinea pigs litter box and don't put any in your cage because they wont want to pee or poop unless there is bedding so i cleaned out his cage and only put bedding in the litter box and he immediately learned to use it with no problem and yes he did poop once or twice but he didn't do it again. I didn't even need treats but i gave them to him any ways and within 1 day he now only goes in the litter box. So DON'T put any bedding in your guinea pigs cage only in the litter box.

Maranda, 17 December 2023

I just started to train my hamster and i recommend that you don't put any bedding down in the cage just in the litter box because they will wont to do their business in the bedding and I had success within the first day. Yes he did poop once or twice out side of the litter box but now he knows to go to the litter box and I really didn't even have to use the treats with this method but you can just to make your baby happy.