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03-25-2013, 02:58 PM
I have a male Western Gray Squirrel, about 3-4 weeks old, and weighs 100-grams. In the last couple of days, his feces were a pale mint-green in color. The feces are well-formed pellets. He eats eagerly.
A microscopic exam does not reveal any giardia or other ova or parasites. I initially expected giardia, but none was detected on two separate days. He is being fed Fox Valley for under 4-weeks age.
Any experience with this same issue?

03-25-2013, 03:06 PM
What are you feeding him? Lots of food will change poop colors. We had a member who fed multi-colored parrot pellets to her squirrel and he, well, he pooped rainbows! I swear - I am very serious here. Is he eating anything the same color you are seeing? This includes the little calcum treat things you get at the pet store..

03-25-2013, 03:18 PM
This squirrel is being rehabbed. He is being fed Fox Valley 32/40 exclusively. We treat our squirrels seriously, therefore would never give multi-colored foods to babies.

Jackie in Tampa
03-25-2013, 03:32 PM
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I would run another fecal, coccidia is hard to see under a scope.

03-25-2013, 03:33 PM
3-4 weeks old - missed that, sorry. As I am sure you know, FV poop is usually golden brown. Was this a sudden change or gradual?

04-15-2013, 10:11 PM
I don't know if this will help you, but I just recently experienced this in a Cottontail rabbit. It was suggested to me that the gallbladder might have suffered an insult.

island rehabber
04-15-2013, 10:18 PM
I have actually seen the mint-green poops in babies once or twice; almost as if the normal olive green-beige is washed out to a mint color. IMHO if the poops are well-formed and not wet, this is nothing to worry about. Giardia will cause diarrhea along with the strange grey-green color, I believe.