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Old 09-20-2019, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this poop normal????

I am super worried that my hedgehog's poop is not normal!

I spot clean his cage everyday very thoroughly so I know that all of this poop is from the last 20 ish hours. It just looks super watery and I don't know what to do.

He is 4 months old and I got him a week ago. At first, I had him on a different diet than his breeder had him on but within a day I realized that I shouldn't have changed it and I switched it back to the food he had been eating with his breeder. It is dry cat food. He seems to be drinking water every day and he scarfs down the food I give him every night. I eyeball about 2 tablespoons at night! He has a heat lamp that I keep at around 76 degrees. I don't know if there is anything I am doing wrong or if this is normal for a hedgehog. It might be from him adjusting to a new environment but I just want to make sure that he is ok!!

These are pictures of what is in his cage today.




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Old 09-21-2019, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There’s a good chance he’s still adjusting to all of the changes from the past week, and the sudden couple changes in diet could have easily just upset his stomach. Just keep an eye on him to make sure he continues to eat well, but also that he’s drinking well too. If it’s just an upset/stressed stomach, it should resolve itself within a few days or so!
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Old 09-22-2019, 04:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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When they are younger and babies like at 4 months they can still have baby poo - Seriously some of them don't solid up till 4 and half 5 months I know from research I did. But anyway it could baby poo, along with the stress of moving.

The other cause for loose poo is a too high in moisture diet, so that's something to keep in mind for future rather than down since Its not likely to be the issue now.
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