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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-14-2007, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, after seeing the cute little snowball pictures with the 'bouncing poop' in the wheel, I'm realizing my hedgies' poop probably isn't normal.

I have two hedgies, Bubbles (10 weeks old) and Oprah (8 weeks old). I purchased them from a USDA certified breeder who got them from yet another USDA certified breeder because the lady I got them from couldn't meet the demand of her huge waiting list (300+ people).

The hedgies seem very happy, energetic, and playful, but we've had them for 2 weeks on the food recommended by the breeder (Purina One cat food) and their poo is just some really runny nasty NASTY stuff.

Any suggestions? I'm thinking maybe I just need to take 'em to the vet.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 04:39 PM
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I have a book about hedgehogs and it says there is no apparent cause of Diarrhea ( if thats what your hedgehogs have) but can often be a symptom of a disease, it says that it is advisable to consult a veterinarian, to diagnose the problem and prescribe a treatment, if needed.--- Hedgehogs shouldnt have runny poop. I hope your hedgies are ok, but i'm sure they are. I hope this helps!

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vet advised!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 02:30 PM
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Heehee. Quite a Problem Isn't it?
Got The Problem solved yet? I hope so. Good Day.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 12:25 PM
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I just got my hedgie and he had some diareah. It wasnt as runny as yours is though so you may want to take him to the vet. Mines poop seems to be hardening becuase they gave him bad food. Do you know what kind of food they were giving him?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2008, 06:15 PM
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well it is probably is his food you should probably change it. My sisters use low fat wellness healthy weight and Iams lowfat. My sisters had squishy poop too and it is getting alot better. Hope it gets better.
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