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  1. #21

    Re: Help, smelly poop

    I never thought about that, it makes sense of course, thanks for the tip!

  2. #22

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    I have just weighed him, and he is 1kg30g, he was a steady 1kg80g only a few days ago. He has been eating lots of hay and pellets and drinking water. His poop looked a lot better today, and he's just as active, he was even more active than usual last night when he didn't have vegetables and had to eat more hay instead. That is quite a weight loss and I'm beginning to worry.
    Is it possible that perhaps that's always been his weight and I've just been weighing him after he had eaten a bunch of stuff, unlike this morning when he didn't have the usual amount

  3. #23

    Re: Help, smelly poop

    It's not only possible, it's likely. You should always weigh pigs first thing in the morning before breakfast. That's when you'll get the least amount of food in the tummy.

  4. #24

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    I rang the vet for advice and they suggested I bring him in sooner rather than later, so we're just back. The vet felt him all over and he was given a shot to help his digestion move smoothly just in case, I also brought some poo and the vet said it was perfectly healthy, as it's back to normal today after just 24 hours of no vegetables.
    I will keep weighing him every day, hopefully no more vets for us! He's acting absolutely fine in the mean time

  5. #25

    Re: Help, smelly poop

    Thanks again for the help, the only people I know who have experience with rodents are friends with a rat sanctuary, so not the same at all unfortunately

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