Foster deformed poop

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Atomicoxy

Post   » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:02 pm


Hello again guys, so here is my problem, Foster is my 1 year old male guine pig, and in the Christimas day, he had a little diarrhea, which didn't last a full day and poop wasn't liquid it was just a very soft poop, okay, then this Monday he again had the same kind of diahrrea which got better in the same day, and today his poop is deformed:

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I don't know what is going on, he's eating normally, his weight is normal and he is not looking ill.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:31 pm


Would you like me to add your pics permanently to your thread? I can crop and compress them so they load more quickly and are available to future readers.

Have you read gl/diarrhea.html ? It addresses some digestive issues. What is his diet?

bpatters
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Post   » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:41 pm


What exactly is he eating? What kind/brand of pellets, and how many? What kind of hay? Which veggies, and how much of each?

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lisam

Post   » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:30 pm


A deformed poop usually means some type of problem in the digestive tract.

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Atomicoxy

Post   » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:16 am


What exactly is he eating? What kind/brand of pellets, and how many? What kind of hay? Which veggies, and how much of each?
He normally eats letucce, acerola which is what we call 'Malpighia glabra' in Brazil, carrot, parsley, hay and pellets. The pellets brand is Funny Bunny, which is pratically the only one we have in Brazil, he don't have a fix diet, I give him those things during the week, and I don't know exactly the quantity.

Would you like me to add your pics permanently to your thread? I can crop and compress them so they load more quickly and are available to future readers.
Sure.

Have you read www.guinealynx.info/diarrhea.html ? It addresses some digestive issues.
I read it now but I don't think he have any of those problems as his poop is normal again... I will keep my eye on him and I tell you guys if something goes wrong.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:35 am


I think a member here, Regiane, has a forum you might want to join. If anyone has info on foods in Brazil, she should. I do recall her importing some foods from the US though so it may be slim pickings.

Porquinhos da Índia BR
http://porquinhosbr.poeticforum.com/forum.htm

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Atomicoxy

Post   » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:23 pm


I think a member here, Regiane, has a forum you might want to join. If anyone has info on foods in Brazil, she should. I do recall her importing some foods from the US though so it may be slim pickings.

Porquinhos da Índia BR
http://porquinhosbr.poeticforum.com/forum.htm
I took a read from this website and I will buy their recommended pellet, thank you Lynx and Happy New Year!

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Atomicoxy

Post   » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:27 pm


I'm back, Foster poop is better and now my "problem" is another, me and my girlfriend were thinking of buying a new pig for Foster as he was alone, today she surprised me with 2, 7-8 months, boars, I'm very happy but it's very hard to introduce them, Foster is the dominant as he is 1.5 year old, but I think one of the new were the dominant before, making it hard for them to "decide", they're getting better with each other but some time they start chasing each other like crazy, which is normal as I've read and seen in videos, so here is my question, is it possible for them 3 to live together? They're all boars. Thanks and sorry for any grammar mistake.

bpatters
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Post   » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:33 pm


Did you do proper introductions? See http://guinea-pigs.livejournal.com/3002707.html for how to go about it.

If they came from a pet store or off Craigslist, keep an eye on them. They're often sick or have parasites, and now you'll have to treat them all. It's why a three-week quarantine is recommended.

Also, turn them ALL over and compare their private parts. It's entirely possible that one of them is female.

They may be able to live together, if the cage is large enough. Three boars take a LOT of room.

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Atomicoxy

Post   » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:04 am


Did you do proper introductions? See http://guinea-pigs.livejournal.com/3002707.html for how to go about it.

If they came from a pet store or off Craigslist, keep an eye on them. They're often sick or have parasites, and now you'll have to treat them all. It's why a three-week quarantine is recommended.

Also, turn them ALL over and compare their private parts. It's entirely possible that one of them is female.

They may be able to live together, if the cage is large enough. Three boars take a LOT of room.
I did almost everything in this guide you linked me, they're getting better and I confirmed, they're all 3 boars, and they have a big cage, and I tried to stay awake to keep looking them but I fell asleep @ 5 am but my girlfriend woke up and saw that Foster has a bleeding nose, and it's not an scrach it's a kind of strike, he probably hit the cage or something like that, because I think there is no way another guinea pig can make both of his nostril to bleed, the bleed already stopped and he's acting normal, is that okay? Or should I be worried? They're all going for a bath soon :D

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:29 am


Actually, if his nose is bleeding, he probably cornered another pig somewhere and got bit for his trouble.

How large is the cage? If it's too small, it'll never work.

Do you have hideys in it that only have one door? If so, take them out and throw them away. You can use upside down boxes without lids, holes cut in the ends for doors, and then any pig can get away from any other pig. Or you can clip fleece across the corners of the cage, or make fleece forests.

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Atomicoxy

Post   » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:25 pm


Actually, if his nose is bleeding, he probably cornered another pig somewhere and got bit for his trouble.

How large is the cage? If it's too small, it'll never work.

Do you have hideys in it that only have one door? If so, take them out and throw them away. You can use upside down boxes without lids, holes cut in the ends for doors, and then any pig can get away from any other pig. Or you can clip fleece across the corners of the cage, or make fleece forests.
I removed the hideys that only have one door, and I think their cage is big enough for them:
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Foster is under the newspaper, Chewie is the brown one, and Flake is the white.

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:33 pm


Yeah, the cage is plenty big enough. But spread those bowls out around the cage so the don't have to get so close together.

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Atomicoxy

Post   » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:48 pm


Yeah, the cage is plenty big enough. But spread those bowls out around the cage so the don't have to get so close together.
Alright, I will spread, thanks for the tips, they all took a bath now and they're very friendly with each other already :D

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lisam

Post   » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:21 pm


Is this their usual cage? I agree with bpatters, put the bowls at opposite ends. Also, do they get hay? I always make sure there are plenty of hay and veggies and stuff to do, like run under tunnels and through tubes.

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Atomicoxy

Post   » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:08 pm


Is this their usual cage? I agree with bpatters, put the bowls at opposite ends. Also, do they get hay? I always make sure there are plenty of hay and veggies and stuff to do, like run under tunnels and through tubes.
Yes, this is their cage, it used to be 2x5 grids while I had only Foster, now it's 3x5 so it's kind new for everyone, also I'm providing some tunnels ASAP, and there are hay in the cage right now, in the picture I had recently organized the cage and I also spread the bowls.

Talishan
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Post   » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:06 pm


Watch the nose injury. When you said "strike", that's exactly what they do -- they strike with their teeth. It manifests as a bite, but they really use their teeth like little knives.

On the nose it will probably heal okay, but watch for any developing infection or abscess -- look for redness, swelling, pain if touched, warmth to the touch, discharge (especially anything beige-ish or greenish), or bad odor.

Those grids are 6x6. The holes between are conceivably large enough for a 7 or 8 month old to get his head stuck if he hits it at top speed. If it were me I'd try to babyproof the bottom half or bottom 2/3 of the grid height until they get full-grown.

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Atomicoxy

Post   » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:39 pm


Watch the nose injury. When you said "strike", that's exactly what they do -- they strike with their teeth. It manifests as a bite, but they really use their teeth like little knives.

On the nose it will probably heal okay, but watch for any developing infection or abscess -- look for redness, swelling, pain if touched, warmth to the touch, discharge (especially anything beige-ish or greenish), or bad odor.
Yes, the nose is good already, but I will keep looking.


Those grids are 6x6. The holes between are conceivably large enough for a 7 or 8 month old to get his head stuck if he hits it at top speed. If it were me I'd try to babyproof the bottom half or bottom 2/3 of the grid height until they get full-grown.
Thanks for the tip, had not realized this, I will provide something for this problem.

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Atomicoxy

Post   » Fri May 11, 2018 8:35 am


Hello, it's me again, with teeth problem again... I lost Flake last month after 3 teeth planning (he was going for the 4th) and now Foster, my elder pig (3.5 - 4 years old), is having his teeth planned today as he can't pick up food properly and is having trouble to eat, we did the x-ray and everything. He really don't like hand feeding and don't want to eat pellet mash (but he would steal Flake's one), sometimes he accepts grass but I need to hold it to him, his incisors aren't working properly, it's slightly misalligned.

Here are some x-ray images, there are some of his left hand, because him and Chewie got a swollen hand at the same week, I gave some meds and it's now better, but vet asked for a x-ray as it seems to hurt more than the right one when she pressioned it.



Can someone say if there is elongated roots?

Now what worries me is that I have to go through all of this again, I've read many threads about malloclusion and all the pigs seems to need multiples teeth planning to get better, and they seem to never get back to 100%. This time I will try to give some corn husk, try to massage the jaw and even try a heart medicine to see if it helps Foster get better. I also emailed pinta yesterday about Chin-Sling, I'm not sure if she recieved it.

bpatters
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Post   » Fri May 11, 2018 10:09 am


I'm not an x-ray technician, and the x-ray is pretty small. But it seems to me that the roots are elongated. What did the vet say?

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