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    We recently acquired a male Eastern Gray who seems to be around 8 weeks old. We have tried some rodent blocks as well as the vegetables and fruits. He goes nuts for avocados , but we know he needs a variety of food and the blocks. Last night he started rubbing his butt on the bed; like dogs do when they have worms. We checked him and don’t see anything. We asked some friends who said he may be marking his area. Well today we noticed he had diarrhea all over his cage. Did he maybe eat too much avocado? He seems to act like he is starving and goes crazy for food. We have had him for a week now and he has been fine. He doesn’t seem lethargic or anything, quite the opposite.

    What are your suggestions?

    Also, we’ve ordered some high protein Bk oak from Henry’s and we are waiting on those. Right now he is eating Tekland rodent blocks but is very very picky!

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    Default Re: Diarrhea

    Fruits are a treat.. not a main meal item, and too many can cause diarrhea.
    If the avocado is the culprit.. the poop will be greenish.

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    With avocado remember no skin or pit.
    Was he on formula? If so, did he wean himself?
    Can you post a picture of him?

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    I can’t figure out how to attach a picture or video. Do you have an email I can send it to?

    Here is is from a week ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    With avocado remember no skin or pit.
    Was he on formula? If so, did he wean himself?
    Can you post a picture of him?
    No skins... the people who I got him from were going him cows milk which I know is a no no... we’ve gone to water and solids, because I believe he was at that age.

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    At eight weeks these babies would still be nursing momma or be on a proper formula
    with a quality rodent block as their first and only solid eating well before introducing
    other foods.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I can’t figure out how to attach a picture or video. Do you have an email I can send it to?

    Here is is from a week ago...

    I'm pm'ing you my email address if you want to send a picture.
    Just put in the subject line: Squirrel Photo.

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    Default Re: Diarrhea

    Is he still having diarrhea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritterMom View Post
    Is he still having diarrhea?

    No, back to normal stool and as spry as ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post

    At eight weeks these babies would still be nursing momma or be on a proper formula
    with a quality rodent block as their first and only solid eating well before introducing
    other foods.


    If he is eating the rodent blocks (3 a day) and drinking water do I need to put him on formula? Stools are back to normal and he is still full of energy.

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    I would offer him formula to see if he will take it... if he does, try three times per day for now.
    If he does not want it don't worry about it. I have had some that wean off formula in the 8th week.

    If he is eating the block well start introducing some green vegetables like bok choy, cabbage, or broccoli.

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    You can also offer formula in a bowl if he resists being fed by syringe. Vanilla full fat yogurt offered in a bowl is liked, too.

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