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Old 11-12-2019, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Potential Dangerous Pooping Oddity

So, Knuckles seems to be struggling a little more than usual: he will only do 1-3 very small poops in either his litter or wheel (within his cage) during the night.

What's odd is that he is eating fine and will poop normal size amounts (1-3 times) outside his cage (either on the bath or when I take a nap with him).

He does drink his normal (and very limited amount), eat all his food dry cat food (except majority of the low fat 9% type), and will have 2 live mealworms per night. His cage is kept at a very steady temperature but has had slight changes lately (within the normal range) due to it because cold and me needing to break out his winter setup (mylar coating).

What do you think it is? Impaction? Constipation? Change in mood/preferences? I am concerned because his wheel is normally covered (or his cage is, when he has had temporarily lost interest in his wheel). It's been about 2 weeks and I'm starting to worry about these varied symptoms (even if they don't point to a specific obvious problem). Thoughts?

(No green or blood. No changes in behavior. No changes in environment or routine. Slightly less wheeling but still wheels.)

Last edited by Taroon; 11-12-2019 at 03:07 PM. Reason: Spelling and grammar
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