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#1 Splodge

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

Hello all :)

 

Quick question... whilst bathing Darwin this evening, he passed some green poop in his water (usually his poop is solid, brown almost black) the poop did look like the food wasn't as digested as it should be, this is very unusual for Darwin! 

 

I'm not sure if this happens from time to time with tortoises (I've had Darwin about 6 months now, 2-3 yrs old) or if this is an indicator for something more serious?

 

I have had his poop sent away for worm analysis and everything came back fine :)

 

If anyone has any suggestions or advice it would be gratefully received.

 

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:22 PM

Hi hannah
What are you feeding darwin on?have you given him any fruit recently as this can cause stomache upset which is what it sounds like too me
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

Hi Matt,

 

I haven't fed Darwin any fruit for a good 6 weeks or so (he had a bit of strawberry back then, which he loves). 

 

He's eating mixed lettuce, dandelion leaves, clover and some other weeds (out of a seed mix for torts).

 

Thanks

Hannah



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:58 PM

What sort of green was it? Dark green poop is normal as they are eating green food. If undigested, as in strands of grass, leaves etc, then give some probiotics (Avipro) to get the gut flora back to normal.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

Thank you for the tip Wizzamum, I shall see where I can obtain some Avipro for Darwin, it did look more undigested rather than solid like it usually is! 

I will continue to keep an eye on him though, he's still racing around so he doesn't seem to phased by it all. 



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:11 PM

It's most likely  nothing if he is otherwise fine. I'm sure my poo colour varies, I just don't look to find out :D



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:07 AM

My two have brown poo, black poo or green poo. Sometimes the consistency of it varies too, from fairly soft to firm or really fibrous depending on what they've been eating.






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