Know you guinea pig, know your poo

wenton5

Post   » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:53 pm


Delaine, Emilyam has a pic of a caecal poo and although I hear they are usually green, my friend who so graciously donated the picture runs a fuinea pig special needs rescue and owns 50 pigs and says in his experience the poo color can vary a lot given the pig and the diet. :) L

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:56 pm


That could certainly be true. But for sure they are stinky!

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Delaine
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Post   » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:40 pm


Is the picture on this thread? If so I will scan through one more time. Thanks for the information wenton5.

wenton5

Post   » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:47 pm


I don't think the pic has been posted yet Delaine. L

wenton5

Post   » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:30 pm


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Here is the caecal poo, hope I did this correctly. This peticular pig's caecal is smaller and darker. Permission from Dave. Thanks

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:39 pm


I suspect it is a dark green and also suspect poops change color/get darker after they have been sitting around a bit.

wenton5

Post   » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:25 pm


Someone, including myself asked about this and I finally found it. I have the rare opportunity to actual have a nice long day of research! :)

http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4444

Fecal vs. culture vs. gram stain -- explanation

Love to all your fur babies


KhloeKinsella

Post   » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:44 am


Can I tell a funny story about my guinea pig and their poo?

Well;
One day in the late afternoon I went into my guinea pig room and lo and behold a huge poop the size and shape and color of a green been. I ran and got my ma, "MOM! We need to take them to the vet at once." My mom startled then looked at the poop. "Darling, that's a green bean."

So... Yeah........
Are green beans poisonous for your piggies?
Thanks,
KK

piggycosy

Post   » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:06 am


My more than a little nauseating find of the day for the borderline fanatical cavy slave:

DIY Fecal Float (as it applies to goats)
https://fiascofarm.com/goats/fecals.htm

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jacqueline

Post   » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:59 am


Very interesting. Unfortunately I can't open the pictures!

piggycosy

Post   » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:38 am


Oh you're missing out on the best part!

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TexCavy

Post   » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:10 pm


Tequiza poop.
Crease very pronounced - not normal for her
Hard, shiny, dryish
Also much more fibrous texture than normal pig poos

Her symptoms other than the poo are consistent with UTI
Crying and grunting when pooing
Though I have yet to determine if she is crying when peeing she did have that smell of infection when I cleaned her privates. Going to vet this week.

I wanted to post the poo pics and ask for any other thoughts on that.
In 15 years of piggy slavery I cannot recall another pig pooing exactly like these. That doesn't mean I never saw one. It means if I did see some I don't remember it now. Anyway, thanks for anyone who can help with ideas and stuff.


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emilyam19

Post   » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:08 pm


I wonder what could be causing the groove. Do pigs get polyps? Hope she feels better soon.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:24 pm


Quite interesting how green they are.

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TexCavy

Post   » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:33 pm


Much greener than I am used to seeing but not super green. If they are cecal poos they are not the type I am used to seeing. I have seen cecals from time but not with the little groove like that. Although, they did have the cecal poo odor.
Hmmm...

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PooksiedAnimals
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Post   » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:03 am


ooh - I had been meaning to find this thread to add this photo:

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I've never seen poo shaped like this. They were firm, slightly skinnier than normal poo, but one long tube. I wasn't sure if this was from the coroplast Pinni managed to eat the night before, or if it was from the subcues and hydrochlorothiazide she had just started receiving.

They cleared up within 24 hours (first becoming soft, but normal shaped, then returning to the standard shape).

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:41 am


I take it you'd like your picture added permanently?

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PooksiedAnimals
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Post   » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:17 pm


sure!

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:04 pm


Done!

More poops for Posterity!

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