Guinea Pig Poops In Food Dish

Is there a way to stop a guinea pig from pooping in its food dish?

Q: I have a male guinea pig that is very funny, but he poops in his food dish. I got a smaller dish, but that didn’t stop him. I wired a plastic dish on an angle, but that didn’t work either. What can I do to stop my guinea pig from pooping in his food dish?
 
A: Sometimes guinea pigs just like to “flavor” their food their own way, even in a way that’s a big “ick” to us. I have heard of this happening and have experienced it with some guinea pigs, but I have yet to find a solution for the condition. Somehow they are able to arrange their amble behind over any size bowl to do this. I am sorry I don’t have an answer, but perhaps someone else out there has had some success in this area.

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