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Impaction Help

Chloelizbailey

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Evening all,

I think my four and a half year old boar is developing impaction and I wondered if anyone had any tips or advice.

He has not lost condition or any weight but on two occasions now (over the last couple of weeks) he looks to have a greenish sticky smelly (oh my days the smell) poop lump stuck in his bum. It’s not massive and isn’t solid. It doesn’t stick out at all or make his bum look swollen. I’ve done what I think would be right and gently coaxed it out using hands and que tips but I’ve not washed out the sack so the sides aren’t clean. He is eating fine and seems himself, apart from when I flip him on his back and violate him!

Any advice on how to deal with this would be appreciated.

Thank you!
 

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Evening all,

I think my four and a half year old boar is developing impaction and I wondered if anyone had any tips or advice.

He has not lost condition or any weight but on two occasions now (over the last couple of weeks) he looks to have a greenish sticky smelly (oh my days the smell) poop lump stuck in his bum. It’s not massive and isn’t solid. It doesn’t stick out at all or make his bum look swollen. I’ve done what I think would be right and gently coaxed it out using hands and que tips but I’ve not washed out the sack so the sides aren’t clean. He is eating fine and seems himself, apart from when I flip him on his back and violate him!

Any advice on how to deal with this would be appreciated.

Thank you!
Hi! You will find our impaction care guide with several videos and diet tips from a carer helpful. If in doubt and if the funny poos continue, please see a vet.
Impaction Recovery - How To Help Your Guinea Pig.
 
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