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Poo stuck in bum

Eliz20

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Hello,
I've noticed recently that my male guinea pig (8 months old) quite often has poo(s) stuck in his bum. Is this a sign of impaction and something he should see a vet for?
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It could be impaction but he sounds very young to be suffering from it already. Try and give him a clean so he can have some relief. I would also consider getting him checked out. Is this the first time you’ve noticed it?
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:agr: Impaction is a weakling of the muscles which is something which happens in older boars normally.
if they are actually getting stuck, then please have him seen by a vet
 

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Do you mean that they are actually stuck in his anal sac or that he walks around with one half in/half out before it drops to the floor?
 

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I have a photo that I took yesterday, there are 2 poos stuck in on this photo. Does this look like impaction? Thanks for the responses so far.
 

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I don’t think that is impaction. It’s usually a lot more than that, and more of a lump than 1-2 formed ones.
 

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I do see this with some boars having one half in and half out. Particularly if they are a bit chunky or a bit inactive. Just keep a regular check on his bum to check he doesn’t get an impaction. But at the moment, that is nothing much to worry about
 

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I have a 9yrs old who needs regular sack cleaning and I know it's impacted if I gently feel his sack between my fingers. You would feel a lump inside. He actually never has poo stuck like on a picture. One of my other older boys does that, tho. Usually walk in to find him stretched on a cuddly bed, with his boy parts on display and poop hanging out :eek:
Never found anything inside his sack during their 'boar MOT'.
 
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