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Using National Geographic Hay Topper?

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JuliaBear

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Hi everyone,

I've noticed recently that my un-neutered male guinea pig (~3yrs old) is pooping out smaller poops with one tapered end. I'm reading that probiotics can help digestion. I came across this product: National Geographic™ Nutritious Topping Timothy Hay Small Pet Food | small pet Hay | PetSmart (the one I actually purchased are basically just pellets mixed with a few rose hips). It says on the package that it contains "nutrious fiber supplement and a crunchy boost of probiotics, minerals and stabilized vitamin C, while the rose hips provide a tasty treat." Is this something I can feed to my piggies on a regular basis to get them to be healthier?

Many thanks from a newbie piggie owner!
 
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@JuliaBear The hay you can, and should feed daily. The topper I would probably say twice weekly, just as it contains alfalfa which is quite high in calcium.

Sometimes tapered poops can be caused by a stomach upset. Has he had any different veg, or something in a much higher quantity than usual?
 

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No, I don't think so? :S It's really weird...
 
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