For some reason the poop chart won't open on my phone and my laptop is down so I'll just ask... What does seedy, more yellowish poop mean. Noticed it while scooping today. Only one, but it looked fresh.
On another note, I was so pleased to have lil Pepe running around and playing again during his evening romp. First time since his crash that he has really felt good and acting like a ferret! We also got a nice game of tugs going with a piece of chicken and he shook it hard and 'won' and ran off in triumph and hid and ate it. It was pretty cute.
It means food not digesting properly, or upset tummy, or a sensitivity to a particular protein, or possible IBD, or some other common ferret illness such as adrenal, or any other number of problems. In short- with no other info it could be anything
Ferrets: Contessa Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle, Butterscotch, Frankenfurter. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
My 6 year old ferret Hammie has chronic IBD. I have been able to keep it under control with 1/2 tablespoon of organic virgin coconut oil mixed in his soup. I know it is the coconut oil that is helping because if I miss a dose or if he skips his soup he has really bad IBD, It literally squirts out of him. Even switching him to raw I still have to keep the coconut oil in the soup. I am hoping once he is fully switched to raw that he may not need it anymore.
Thanks for the info MSAV. How do I know that is the problem? Is it a specific diagnosis that a vet can make? I will try adding oil (Extra virgin olive oil is okay too right... I think I read that somewhere...) to his next feeding. See if that helps. His poop was better this morning. There was one more seedy looking poop and then one that more fresh that looked more mucousy, but better formed. So I think maybe just getting used to the change of the soupy raw diet. Its only been a few days after all! I shouldn't worry so much! (shy) I was proud too because his bowl was licked clean this morning. I looked all over his cage thinking he must have stashed some of the bigger pieces that I ALMOST took out, but figured it wouldn't hurt anything either! So this morning I gave him the same batch with the 'bigger pieces' (but a little more cause he did finish it...) and he ran up excited to eat. He is doing to great!
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could just be his body dealing with the diet change. Keep an eye on it. Hammie is Adrenal currently on suprelorlin implants. (he had a balding tail and the fur grew back after the implant) I imagine that The IBD is from him being adrenal and the implant does not help the IBD directly. The Coconut oil is currently working and I am not fond of the stuff the vet wants to prescribe. anything with instructions (use gloves and don't get any on your skin) I really don't want to be feeding my ferret. I can't remember the name of what they wanted to prescribe.
adding the oil could cause the seedy poop as well. so keep that in mind. It depends on why it is seedy.
Diet change can cause it, as msav says. Once I switched mine to an all Evo diet and they all got birdseed poops. I see it occasionally anyway now, along with any number of poo variations, and they eat pretty much the same things all the time, so I don't really worry about it.