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Steve Ill?

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Sorry I hope it's just nothing... I mean everything seems fine. Steve is eating,drinking,squeaking,popcorning- I actually just had them on the lawn for about 20/30 minutes and yep fine. However on taking their tube back upstairs (Mo did not enter it at all because I was watching them so it's definitely Steve) and there's a strange poo in there that had me worried. I noticed a bit of poop on Steve near his bum when I put him on the lawn - it's literally the smallest little bit and I'd take a pic but you cannot really see it so I thought oh no has he got diarrhea? But nope in the cage all the poos are normal and I looked under the fleece- that's Steve favourite spot and the poos I've seen under there are fine. Yet this one is not- it looks normal colour but is really small and there was like a mucus/goop on one end kind of like a bogey.

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I wouldn't worry, just a mucasy poo hopefully... they do happen from time to time - as long as there aren't anymore coming out and others are normal, it will hopefully be a one off. Maybe grass has upset the tummy a little?
 

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I wouldn't worry, just a mucasy poo hopefully... they do happen from time to time - as long as there aren't anymore coming out and others are normal, it will hopefully be a one off. Maybe grass has upset the tummy a little?
Thank you I don't think it was due to the grass but I have checked the smorning and all poos in the cage and under the fleece were healthy and normal. I freaked out a bit never seen a mucus poo before...
 

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My heart sank when I saw your post title, I love little Steve and look forward so much to news of him.
One of mine does a poo like that very occasionally (either Willow or Bracken), it is always only one and so irregularly that it allways takes me by surprise. The first time I found one I was worried and checked the cage first thing the next morning ready to phone the vet, loads of poo but all was normal so the vet fund survived intact for another day!
 

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My heart sank when I saw your post title, I love little Steve and look forward so much to news of him.
One of mine does a poo like that very occasionally (either Willow or Bracken), it is always only one and so irregularly that it allways takes me by surprise. The first time I found one I was worried and checked the cage first thing the next morning ready to phone the vet, loads of poo but all was normal so the vet fund survived intact for another day!
Awww that is just the sweetest comment! And I'm sure if Steve could type he would be very surprised at all this attention he's getting... (poor Mo still thinks he's the eye candy). I can't tell you how worried I was when I found that I was as you put ready to phone the vets and it's thanks to @sport_billy that I'm not being laughed at by a vet for rushing him in. Poor Mo would have been heartbroken. ❤
 

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I have taken the healthiest guinea pig the vet has ever seen thanks to Spike and his "you've been out for the day and left me sulks". He goes very quiet for at least 24 hours every time I enjoy myself away from home.
It's better to go to the vet with a false alarm than leave it too late though. No vet is ever going to mind seeing a healthy animal, after all they get paid for it!
 

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I have taken the healthiest guinea pig the vet has ever seen thanks to Spike and his "you've been out for the day and left me sulks". He goes very quiet for at least 24 hours every time I enjoy myself away from home.
It's better to go to the vet with a false alarm than leave it too late though. No vet is ever going to mind seeing a healthy animal, after all they get paid for it!
Yeah it is better to be safe then sorry. And yep on that 'emergency' vet visit that turned out to be nothing Mo still cost me £48 :lol!: and they didn't actually diagnose anything anyway. It was a precaution.
 
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