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Last edited at 1:11PM on 7/8/2011
Guinea pigs like to eat their bedding, but is better for them to eat Timothy hay. Get him or her some chew toys too. Guinea pigs love Timothy hay and is good for them too. cedar is not good for guinea pigs it can lead to health problems, I recommend you get a different type of bedding.
No, it is harmful to internal organs. There must be a reason for this behavior. Vet or place of-purchase could give some pointers. Please don't wait and wonder. different bedding will probably make more sense.
How's it harmful to eat wood? Alot of animals chew on wood to help keep there teeth balanced and sized right and other things. People wouldent use it as a bedding if they knew it would kill the animal.
It is normal for your guinea pig to eat its cedar shavings. This is because the scent that cedar oil gives off is aromatic and guinea pigs have got a very strong sense of smell and they may be tempted to eat it. You should avoid using cedar shavings as a bedding material for your guinea pig. For more information, log on to www.aracnet.com/~seagull/Guineas/home.html.