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    Question Older boar with soft & smelly feces

    Yesterday as I was cleaning my guinea pigs' cage, I found some unusually soft poop. This morning, I've discovered that it came from my 5-year-old boar, Gunther.

    I was actually just holding him before typing this & he started pooping. His feces were coming out in sets of 3-4 & they seemed to be connected. Getting up close to them, they stink & look very soft.

    My two other boars (both 10 months) seem to be doing fine & have normal poop. The only different thing about Gunther is that he's having diarrhea. I don't know why he's having diarrhea. I haven't introduced any new foods & their diet is still the same, etc. Should I be worried about this, especially since he's getting older?

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    Re: Older boar with soft & smelly feces

    Is he having diarrhea, or just soft poops? Diarrhea is liquid and runny, and is a far more serious problem than soft poop.

    Are the poops he's having kind of greenish in color? If so, those are the cecal poops that he eats (or should eat).

    I'd withhold all veggies for a couple of days and see if the poop improves. If it doesn't, or if it gets worse in those few days, then see a vet.

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    Re: Older boar with soft & smelly feces

    I think it might just be soft poop. His poop doesn't look like liquid at all. And thankfully, it looks like his poop is back to normal.

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