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Stomach Noises Or Gas?

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Hollee

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bertie was in the care of my mum for a week last week and when I came home Saturday it sounded like Bertie kept, well farting, or even like he's hungry.. Because I'm unsure what my mum gave him while away I stopped all gassy veggies but he's still doing it, he's eating fine and seems happy, should I take him to the vet or is there anything I can do at home?
 

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if he's definitely eating normally and seems happy then it could be that he over-indulged whilst at your mums! perhaps feed no veg for a day or two and up his hay intake as much as possible to settle his tummy. the change in environment could have unsettled him a little, combined with the recent heat aswell.

hopefully the gurgling noises will stop but if not, then it's definitely a good idea to have the vet check him over just incase something else is going on :)
 

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bertie was in the care of my mum for a week last week and when I came home Saturday it sounded like Bertie kept, well farting, or even like he's hungry.. Because I'm unsure what my mum gave him while away I stopped all gassy veggies but he's still doing it, he's eating fine and seems happy, should I take him to the vet or is there anything I can do at home?
I would cut out any fresh food for a day or two and just feed lots of fibre (hay), including some rough fibre like brown cardboard or toilet/kitchen roll inners to help stabilise the guts again. If that doesn't help, have him vet checked. But as long as his poos are normal, his tummy is soft and his appetite is normal, I would try to rebalance the guts at home first.

Your mum would not be first piggysitter overindulging their charges a bit and giving them more veg and grass etc. than they are normally used to.
 
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