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Old 05-26-2023, 03:53 PM   #1
SammyGray
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Default Soft poops ( but not diarrhoea )

Hi guys, my little Guy Draco is around four months old. His poops donít seem to be as firm as I would like them. My last girl was totally fine and her poops were always solid. He has been like this since I got him and Iíve been keeping an eye on it to make sure they donít get any worse. He is long haired and often gets poop stuck in his skirt and that always seems easy to brush out (quite firm) but when I go into his house I always find a bunch of softer ones. Am I just finding them quick? Or should they be coming out dry in the first place? any ideas on how I can rectify this for him? He gets science selective nuggets as his main diet (he loves them) topped up with a seed mix, fresh veg three times a week, some mealworms or chicken for protein too. Should I stop his veg? I donít really want to as he loves it the little scone. He also has a water bowl as well as a bottle, do I take the bowl away so he isnít consuming as much water? Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 05-28-2023, 03:15 AM   #2
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Default Re: Soft poops ( but not diarrhoea )

Does he chew the water bottle spout at all? It could be he is taking in a lot of fluid. If he does chew the bottle I would suggest the bowl only.
I would up the seed mix part of the diet so he is having more dry grain. Do that gradually. Keep up the veg however only a small fingernail sized portion.
Hamsters do pass a certain amount of soft poo which they re-eat and this passes through again where they extract all the nutrients from the food. It is softer than the normal black poo. This is usually dry very quickly but young hamsters may not recognise the softer poo at first that should be re-eaten.
Keep a close eye on him and see the vets if you are in any way concerned.
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