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Watery Poo?

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    Hello All,
    Last night, I caught footage of a young hedgehog behaving oddly. She was very thirsty and scratching at her hind quarters a lot. She left several, relatively large patches of liquidy-poo, with a small amount of solids in each. I would call these patches watery, but the stains are still on the patio several hours later, so there must be more to them than just water. They don’t have a very strong odour and they’re not green or unusually coloured. I’m assuming the most likely cause is diet, so I’ve posted on my estate’s local Facebook page to ask if someone locally is feeding them something they shouldn’t. Does anyone have any ideas about the cause? Thanks.

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    Nic

    If you are concerned about the hog, the best thing to do is contact your nearest hog carer/rehabilitator. You can get the contact details of your nearest carers from the BHPS on 01584 890801 You will be able to explain things in more detail than is possible on the forum and answer any questions and take their advice.

    Good luck. Hope the little one is o.k.

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    Hi Nic.
    Thanks very much for the info, I’ll give them a call. Unfortunately, we only capture footage on camera, so by the time I watch it, the heggies are long gone to bed! The response to my Facebook message indicates that people around here seem to be very hog-friendly and are only putting out specialist food.
    Last night, we captured a youngster on video again, but this one looked very healthy. It gave the food bowl a good sniff, but wasn’t interested in the contents.
    I suspect that the poorly heggie from the previous night was a different one, perhaps with health issues, perhaps the runt of a litter? We think we might have seen this one earlier in the summer, it tripped over the edge of one of the patio slabs, and it struck me then as unusual to see a hedgehog that was clumsy. I’ll keep an eye out for it, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to do much more for it. By the way, Nic, you’re very knowledgeable!

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