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Guinea pig with soft poos

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maxthepig

can anyone help with this from another forum please (I'll post your answers on there)

hey guys I know this forum is for bunnys but I am looking after my friends guinea pig while she is on holiday and I already have two rabbits so I thought it should be the same..oh how I was wrong!

I am worried about the guinea pig as he has produced some soft poos which are squishy and I don't know if its normal or not. He has eaten all his veg from this morning but I am worried cos he doesn't really move that much which in rabbits can be a sign of ill health!

I hope someone can put my mind at rest and give me some tips as I worry more when its not my own pets!

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Billies Mum

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How squishy are they?
A bit soft or full on Diahorrea?

Could be an upset tum or problem with his teeth

I'm no expert though
 
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Or... maybe she has given him a veg or fruit he's not used to?
 
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If they are just squishy and not watery - syringe feed 1.5ml of arrowroot mixed with water twice a day. I always follow with a brewers yeast tablet too.
 

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How do you give the Brewers yeast?

Does piggies get stressed about a change in circumstances?
Or separation anxiety?
 
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DebbieR

You crush the brewers yeast tablet and mix it with water to form a paste. george loves it.
 
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Beaney

I am not sure on the rules on posting links so sorry if this is not allowed but this website:

http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/

has all of Peter Gurney's tips on guinea pig health. I have used his tips for soft poos/diarrhea before and it worked really well.
 
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to me it sounds like a case of new food / too much fresh fruit...

"hes eaten all his veg this morning" - a piggy that might only be used to a little bit of fruit, all of a sudden gets a full dish of fruit and veg for breakfast - of course that would result in soft poo.
 

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Best to keep off the fruit and veg for a few days. If its still soft, the vet needs to take a look, as they can go downhill rapid. If I've had a piggy with soft poos, for a few days I just give hay and dried food and a few blackberry leaves and this has always sorted them. :)
 

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Hi Mandy,
Remember i had the same with Albie & co (soft not diarrhoea), after i over-did it with the fruit & veg? I kept them off it for 3 days and introduced 2 or 3 in small amounts, then gradually increased, they're fine again.
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