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Hi, my little Quilliam is about 11 weeks old and spent two nights in the Animal Hospital recently as he was extremely lethargic, not eating or drinking much, and made an attempt at hibernation I believe. The vets at the Animal Hospital were beyond wonderful, starting him with critical care and working up to him eating and drinking on his own. Since being home (I brought him home yesterday morning) he has been eating up a storm, drinking like normal, and much more active. His cage is warmed to 75-77 degrees by a ceramic heat emitter and he has a heating pad under his sleep house for extra warmth is he wants it. The vets at the hospital decided to put him on antibiotics for a few days as they believe he may have had a bacterial infection. I have noticed he has had very slimy, greenish/tan colored poops. He is eating a kibble blend provided by his breeder (slightly watered down as the vet think it may be a little too hard for him) and Fancy Feast classic Whitefish and Tuna wet food which he loves. He has also eaten 2 meal worms since coming home yesterday. His energy level has come up quite a bit and he is eating multiple times a day. I give him about 2 oz of wet food and fill a small bowl of kibble for him that he free feeds on all day. Could his strange poops be a result of the antibiotics or should I change his diet? Could it be something else going on? there is no noticeable smell to it or anything, it just seems extra slimy and a bit of a strange color. I know his little stomach has been through a lot the past few days so i dont know if this should be cause for alarm or if i should just let him work himself out after his hospitalization. thanks!