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    Default Mucus

    Yet again, I have another poop question...

    Approximately 7 month old brother/sister pair. The girl has normal poops. The boy has what appear to be normal poops (appropriate size/shape/color). But then he has clear mucus that comes out of his butt at random times too. Not diarrhea - it's clear mucous and a noticeable amount.

    Both have previously been treated for worms with Panacur and coccidia with Ponazuril.

    It's obvious that he has some kind of guy irritation, but I am really not sure what else it could be that hasn't been treated for? And like I say, the girl is totally fine. Anyone else have this happen?

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    Keep checking back often and someone will chime in.

    Thanks for caring for these babies!

    Have names and any pictures or video?

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    Default Re: Mucus

    Iíve never encountered what youíre describing, but maybe others have and will chime in.

    Is there any odor to the mucus? If his intestines are out of whack maybe giving some probiotic will help settle things down. At Tractor Supply, other feed stores and MAYBE big box pet stores, you can buy a product called benebac. It is a thick gel probiotic in a tube. You squeeze a little out and right into the squirrels mouth. It doesnít taste bad and they donít seem to mind it. Iíve found this is the easiest way to dose probiotics if they arenít on formula where the powdered can be mixed into or they wonít eat yogurt.

    If other folks have some idea of what this might be I hope they will post it.

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    Thank you!

    No, there is no odor. It's just clear mucus in between or after poops. We've tried probiotics, but no improvement. We're worried about the poor guy. He's not eating as well as his sister.

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    Default Re: Mucus

    Recent pictures of them both may help!

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    Default Re: Mucus

    Okay - I will try to get some. She is a lot bigger than him now (and chunky)

    Also another question -- do squirrels ever eat their own poop? We have been trying to collect poop from him to take in for a fecal. We've been unsuccessful in collecting any when he is separated!

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    Default Re: Mucus

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffers View Post
    Also another question -- do squirrels ever eat their own poop?
    I have never observed anything like that... now, flinging it out of the cage... that is a whole other thing.

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