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Old 02-02-2015, 08:13 AM   #11
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She's on hazel hamster and oxbow pellets. I'll check her bum again after I get home today just to make sure I wasn't seeing things.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:58 AM   #12
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You could get another mix and introduce it slowly along with her other mix. I use 3 mixes for my 2, a little bit of each.
Do you give your hammie fruit at all? I think fruit can be worse than vegetables.
I've started using Probiotic powder with Archie who hasn't been well recently. I got advice on here about it and was recommended by others. You could give that a go.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:36 AM   #13
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The food you're giving her should be ok, I'm not that familiar with it but know it's generally accepted as pretty good, the fibre content in the pellets is a bit high, I know it usually more of a concern that they don't get enough but I guess it is possible she's a bit sensitive & getting too much.
What about other food or treats, anything there that could possibly upset her?
I still think probiotics would be a good place to start, don't know what you have available there but if you can find one made for small animals so much the better, ones that are marketed for birds can be ok too. I wouldn't rely on yogurt as a good source tbh.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:26 PM   #14
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She's been doing really well with hazel hamster and I haven't seen another mix that's deemed okay for diabetes-prone hamsters in the US. Nope, no fruit at all for coco!

Coco gets fed about 3 sunflower seeds (unsalted) a day as a treat and about half a peanut (not the ones in the shell, no extra flavors/salt) every week. I'll try looking tonight for the probiotics.

Her poop today seemed a bit more normal! It's no longer light brown and it didn't look very squishy. It had a greenish tint though.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:42 PM   #15
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It sounds like she's had too much veggies. That's usually when I see green poos. Just watch her and keep her on just her hamster food for a week and see how she does. If all goes well, introduce fresh food in very small amounts, only one type at a time, and no more than once a week for a few weeks. See how this works. Some hamsters aren't able to handle frequent offerings of fresh food veggies. Also, I don't know if she's had fruit. I stay away from fruit with my dwarfies because of the sugar and I find they will create loose poos faster than vegetables will. Just keep all this in mind and see what works best for her. If I am off base on the fruit and veggies and this isn't the problem, keep an eye on her. If the redness returns, I'd take her to the vet.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:01 PM   #16
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The green tint has gone away !! Her bum is no longer dirty either.
If hamsters were hairless, they'd be pink right? I think coco just doesn't have much fur near her bum showing her skin a bit more causing the pink tint i see.
So weird, finally when i look for help after 2 weeks, it goes away instantly!
I'll probably wait a few more days until i start giving veggies again. Would 3-4 times a week be too much or would it be too little?... And how much should she be getting?

thank you all!
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:52 PM   #17
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I think DrK just about covered it with fresh food, I'd give her a break for a few days then maybe try her on a tiny bit of different veg every few days & see how she goes from there, increase or decrease the amount to suit her, they're all so different there aren't really any hard & fast rules.
It does sound as though she's a bit better but I'd still keep a very close eye on her just in case there's something else going on.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:53 PM   #18
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I will do that. Thank you!
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:08 AM   #19
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Good to hear that Coco's on the mend but keep an eye on her. I know you will!
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