Thursday, October 15, 2015
Bar Chewing Badness
First, it was limited to chattering at me. I can understand that. After all, a little pig can only be patient for so long when expecting bell pepper treats. Obviously I was not forthcoming with those treats fast enough. Still, I am not giving her the attention she deserves - so she's added bar chewing to her repertoire.
This is not cool.
I could live with bar chewing while I medicate Cannoli. Except Boadi is extending this new-found activity into the day and focusing on other off-limit items such as the ramp and binder clips. Needless to say, Mama is not amused.
I've seen genuine enthusiasm in Boadi comparing flavors or textures (or whatever piques a guinea pig's interest when chewing things they shouldn't). I haven't had serious bar chewers since Victoria and Willow. Most of the bar damage in the cage dates back to them. I am hoping this behavior will be short lived and she'll get bored with it. May I be so lucky. I will start with some attention and affection (ew! kisses!). Meanwhile I have dug out the sheets of Plexiglas I used with Willow to block the bars. It wouldn't take much work to reinstall those.