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Possible Bloat?

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Tinka

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Okay so maybe I'm nervous cause I'm a new guinea pig owner, but when I cleaned Tuulikki's cage today I noticed not as many droppings as I had before. There were still over two dozen (I last cleaned her cage on Wednesday, and today is Friday.) Is that the normal yield? She has been eating fine, and is active. However she has stopped drinking as much water, but I thought this might be due to the increasing amount of veggies in her diet. I checked her belly today and it doesn't seem distended. What should I be on the look out for?
 

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It doesn't sound like bloat to me; have you got a hay tray where she could have pooed? As Tuulikki is still very active and happy in herself I am sure that she is fine. The number of poos also very much depends on how much hay she is eating, as that should make the bulk of her food intake.

A bloated piggy will show discomfort/loss of appetite quite quickly; it is very hard to miss.
 

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It doesn't sound like bloat to me; have you got a hay tray where she could have pooed? As Tuulikki is still very active and happy in herself I am sure that she is fine. The number of poos also very much depends on how much hay she is eating, as that should make the bulk of her food intake.

A bloated piggy will show discomfort/loss of appetite quite quickly; it is very hard to miss.
Okay, thanks! She receives unlimited timothy hay, about 1/4th a cup of pellets (but doesn't eat them all usually) and about a cup of fresh veggies a day. She's eating right now and was popcorning last night so she seems to be in good spirits... I just get so nervous especially because my hamster passed about a day after she stopped pooing ):
 

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