So after a couple days of coming home and not finding poops I fed him some CC and put him down to rest in the cage, I noticed he was eating something and it was poops he had just made, is this normal? I’ve heard of it but never seen him do it
It's not uncommon, but I don't see that happen a lot. Usually they like them "fresh out of the oven," so to speak, but with his gut messed up his body may be needing the extra nutrients right now. Remind me, have you been giving him a probiotic as well?
Are they the stinky, greenish cecal poops? Also, sometimes if a guinea pig cannot reach down there, they end up around the cage and hopefully eaten. If the guinea pig is getting a rich diet, more cecal feces can be produced resulting in more laying around.
And yes indeed, an ill pig will sometimes eat all the poops, no matter what kind. I think in an effort to heal themselves.
I stopped the probiotic when I stopped the antibiotic, however after researching the poop eating I realized he could be still trying to get back the good bacteria the antibiotic killed so I gave him a dose of the probiotic last night.seems to have helped as I see poops in the cage this morning. I’ll mention all this to his vet today
So we took X-rays and no stones were found she said he has some gas in there but he’s not bloated, she wants me to nurse him back to health for 5 days to make sure he’s pooping and along with the feedings to give him the metoclpranide and .15ml simethicone baby gas relief drops. And then to start the antibiotic treatment again after the 5 days but with a once a day dosage along with the metoclopranide to make sure he keeps eating and pooping
Well today was his last dose of antibiotics. I’m also cutting off the simethicone. He is doing a lot better and pooping regularly. He eats some hay and pellets but still not enough to get his daily amount so I’m hoping his appetite increases after a few days off the antibiotic. I’m keeping him on benebac for another week as per the vets orders and I might keep him on the metoclopranide as well to help his appetite. still giving him CC to keep his weight up and everything moving.