Post by hurricanekatt on Oct 2, 2010 14:16:37 GMT -5
So, instead of clogging up my shiny new IBD thread with poop pictures, I thought I would just make a thread for poop! I will keep this linked to my IBD thread so that it can be referred to. Please feel free to post any random poop pics you have too!
Anyways, the normal poop - is that normal 'kibble' poop? if so, then you can't base too much on this (I think you feed raw or whole prey?) if so, then it'll be a different poo everyday - if it's dark (black) what did you feed? maybe organs? or red meats like deer, cow, ect.
I find sly has some 'bird seed poops' sometimes, and others it's like black tarry poops. I don't know if a fecal can tell anything (like IBD) just i just got one done and the vet didn't say anything about it (the way it looks)
Post by mustelidmusk on Oct 24, 2010 23:02:41 GMT -5
Now that's a masterpiece!!!!!!
This is really GREAT...Koda's tummy seems to be settling down without the pred. It's starting to look like Koda's problem may involve quite a bit of allergy. Fingers crossed for continued improvement. I swear that lamb and rabbit seem to do well for most IBD ferrets. At last that's been my experience!!!
Post by hurricanekatt on Nov 9, 2010 6:35:13 GMT -5
Whole Prey Only for 2 days poop
Ok so now for the odd one...
He got lamb meat (not ground) and (fresh, then leftovers - yummy :x) whole prey for 2 nights, and then last night I gave him his ground rabbit/lamb mix again. The darker background poops (he seems to be pooping much more these days lol) are the whole prey, and lamb poops, the bright yellow poops are the rabbit lamb ground mix that he had been doing so well on. The darkest poops are whole prey, the ones towards the left are whole prey and lamb, the yellow is back on lamb and rabbit after the whole prey and lamb chunks (with bone that he did not eat lol). Oh and yellow is a little drier and paler in the pic than it looks in real life (lighting) but not too terrible.
Please excuse the litter box, I have a yest coming up and have not been getting to it every day, more like every 2-3 days. Luckily one ferret I can get away with that on occasion lol With multiples it would look bad! hahaha
I gave him turkey tonight and cleared the litter box (lmao finally!) so we'll see what poops look like tomorrow. I have an entire photobucket album for his poop. Fantastic.
Post by mustelidmusk on Nov 9, 2010 9:32:25 GMT -5
That's a heck of a lot better than before. I'll be curious to see what happens with turkey. It may take a few days to see if things are going OK with turkey. Fingers crossed.
Keep in mind if Koda is senitive but not necessarily allergic to turkey/poultry, he may be able to eat a meal of turkey /poultry a couple times per weak without having his system go nuts. He may need to keep on a "base" died of his "best" foods with other meals added in here and there. For this reason, you may be able to afford a bag of something commercial that otherwise would not be available (like bison). Also, if somethig is "iffy" to feed Koda, he may be able to eat a small amount here and there but not enough to justify buying all the meats/organs to "make your own". For example, Koda may be able to handle an ounce of beef here and there if the organs are ground and mixed in the the beef and bone. But fedeing beef organs and beef meat in chunks and/or feeding this often might be disaster. And, you may not have room in your freezer for a bunch of beef parts that will take forever to go through.
Careful experimentation is the key. A log is VERY helpful since you may find Koda can eat something just fine if he get it once a week.
The key is to establish your "base" foods" and then experiment with adding ONE thing at a time until you get a handle on that new item.
Some foods may do well for quite a while . But when a flare-up hits from stress, you're back to to the base foods.