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    Unhappy strange diarrhea

    Ok, I have tried and done everything I can think of. I have a 9 week old male that has had some type of diarrhea for almost a month now. He is on the FV 32/40, (waiting on the FV 20/50 I ordered). He was fine until I started introducing salads and veggies at 6 weeks old. It is NOT dark, or super runny. It is more of a tan, sticky, mucousy bubble.......It gets stuck on his legs and behind daily. He has had baths, pepto, yogurt. I have withheld the salads for 2 days, thinking they were the problem. I have limited his formula intake to 2-3cc less than what he should get.......No change. Vinnie is not dehydrated and drinking water from a bowl. He gets 2-3 Kaytee blocks a day, apple and oak sticks to chew. He is 269g and eats 13cc 3xday. He loves cauliflower and brussel sprouts. Not so much romaine, but will eat some....he has 2 other males he is cage mates with that do not have any problems.

    Also, a female that weighs 218g and eats 11cc 3xday. Minnie is a week older than Vinnie. She is in a seperate cage with 2 other females, and, pretty much has the same thing, although not as bad.

    There are 2 other squirrels in male and female cages with no problems whatsoever.

    Can anyone give me any ideas about what may be going on with the 2 babies?

    Thank you for any responses!

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    Default Re: strange diarrhea

    Does it have a foul smell? If so, what does it smell like (I know, gross... ever more gross: Pictures of poo would help).

    He'll need a lot more than 2 - 3 Kaytee if that is the only rodent block he is getting.

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    yes, it does have a bit of an odor. It is not too bad, though, (I have worked in many veterinarian offices and smelled some pretty bad odors). I will try to get a picture tomorrow. They have gone to bed for the night.

    I will give more blocks. I was lead to believe that they should only get 2 per day.

    Thank you, Spanky!

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    The "2 blocks a day" applies to Henry's Healthy Blocks (HHB) which are supplemental blocks (concentrated). Kaytee is intended as the primary food source (90% of their diet).

    Pics would help... the diarrhea may be something like coccidia which would require treatment with antibiotics.



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    You may want to consider switching to a better block. Mazuri is available at retail stores and is of higher quality nutritionally. Give a whole bowl of it and allow them to eat it freely.
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    Thank you very much for your replies. I got a couple of pictures this morning, but they are not real good. Hopefully, you can see them well enough to help me out.Name:  2020-09-11 08.11.05.jpg
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    I hope the pictures work......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    You may want to consider switching to a better block. Mazuri is available at retail stores and is of higher quality nutritionally. Give a whole bowl of it and allow them to eat it freely.
    Done. My husband picked them up at lunchtime. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    You may want to consider switching to a better block. Mazuri is available at retail stores and is of higher quality nutritionally. Give a whole bowl of it and allow them to eat it freely.
    Is it the Mazuri rat and mouse diet?

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