Egg boxes are also known egg boxes in British English and are cartons designed for carrying and transporting whole eggs.
An egg carton can be made of various materials.
These include foamed plastics such as polystyrene foam, clear plastic or may be manufactured from recycled paper.
They can also be made from molded pulp by means of a mechanized papier-mâché process. (source)
Can guinea pigs eat egg cartons?
Yes, they can eat and chew egg cartons.
#They are fine for piggies to do this and make great piggie furniture or chew toys as well.
Just make sure that they are cardboard and not plastic egg cartons. They cannot eat plastic cartons or polystyrene foam egg cartons at all, and they should be avoided.
Just make sure they don’t have anything bad for them on them that may do your guinea pig harm.
For more foods that guinea pigs can or can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.
So we know that guinea pigs will pretty much eat anything they take a fancy to. If you leave anything in their cages then they are more than likely to have a good chew at it.
So what if you have put a plastic box, toy or even a plastic pigloo in your guinea pigs cage, will guinea pigs eat the plastic and will it be okay for them?
Can guinea pigs eat plastic?
The good thing is that Plastic is not appealing to guinea pigs at all and although they may start to chew it, they soon realize that it is not what they thought it was and will leave it alone.
I have had many different plastic boxes or pigloos in their cages and have never seen them chewed badly.
My guinea pigs have been fine as although they might have had a nibble at them, they have pretty much left them alone once they have realized that they aren’t to their taste.
So no they can’t eat plastic, and nor will they want to either.
The only time when they may seek to gnaw plastic is if they have nothing else to gnaw their teeth on. Plastic is uncomfortable to gnaw on for them and so is a last resort for them.
You can prevent this by always having plenty of hay for them to chew on at all times, not to mention chew toys, and maybe even some nice fruit tree branches.
They will prefer to chew on these much more and will leave plastic objects well alone if these are provided.
For more things that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, not to mention will and won’t, check out our guinea pig food list.
A plastic bag, polybag, or pouch is a type of container made of thin, flexible, plastic film, nonwoven fabric, or plastic textile.
Plastic bags are used for containing and transporting goods such as foods, produce, powders, ice, magazines, chemicals, and waste.
It is a common form of packaging. (source)
Most plastic bags are heat sealed together. Some are bonded with adhesives or are stitched.
Can guinea pigs eat plastic bags?
If your guinea pigs need something to chew on then one of the things that you should probably avoid are plastic bags.
There are three good reasons for this;
- The reasons are that they could get stuck in them if they play around with them.
- They are not the best things for guinea pigs to chew on as they can be chewed into smaller pieces which are not easily digested.
- What they are made of is not especially healthy for guinea pigs
So if you are looking for something for guinea pigs to chew on, then steer clear of giving them plastic bags.
There are much better things for them to chew on, such as cardboard or paper which will be much better for them.
For more things that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.