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Old 01-26-2019, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys ! This is actually my first post so idk how this all works but we just got my little guy a few days ago and he’s been pooping great until last night, They’ve been blackish ? and really sticky... is this a normal thing that happens ? (this is my first hedgehog) Or should I be worried.
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Usually change in poo colour is too do with food. Like if you feed your hedgie too much rich food it will turn it a dark green. What have you been feeding her recently? Has there been any changes in his diet recently?
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We’ve been using the catfood that the breeder provided to us for the next few weeks (It’s Purina something ?? I forgot) but we did just buy him some super worms for treats, so far we’ve only gave him 3 but other than that he’s only had what the breeder has fed him. Is there something I should change in his diet ? I’m just really worried is all ((
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Are you certain its black and not just a deep dark green. Take a white paper towel pick some up. If its dry now, moisten it to determine the color of the stool.

Black (tarry) stools are caused by blood, which often means the hedgehog has intestinal bleeding and is considered an urgent issue that requires immediate veterinary attention.

Dark green stools can be caused by a variety of issues, including diet change, introduction of new foods too quickly, antibiotics, and stress due to rehoming. They often clear up in a day or two. If it doesn't clear or the stools changes (becomes watery for example ) then you will want to seek veterinary attention.

Loose stools can also be a sign of stress. However if they have no form and become diarrhea like you should seek veterinary attention as there may be some other underlying cause to the stools.

Monitor his weight frequently until he stabilizes. Also monitor his eating and drinking. If he is losing weight, and not eating well, you will need to syringe feed him. For now, do not offer anything else new. Let his GI settle down. Stress of a new home and new foods can overwhelm the system and cause alarmingly colorful stools. He needs time to settle in.

However, if you want to do something to help with his stools, you could sprinkle a little acidolphilus on his meals for now. It will help his GI's good bacteria deal with the stress.
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Yeah it is actually a very dark green, It was a little dark in the room when I first checked but thank you ! I was just worried about it being a lot darker and stickier than usual. It’s looking a lot better now so I was just overreacting- Thank you guys so much !
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