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White scats

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    A couple of times I have noticed white coloured poo, in one case the scat changed from normal to white half way along. Any ideas on what might be causing this as I can’t find any references to it?

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    Hi YonderDave

    I don’t really know, but as no-one else has replied yet, and it’s been a while, will pass on my thoughts.

    Before Hedgehog Street was updated, I remember someone writing in about pale grey poos – the colour of sunflower hearts and it seems that is probably what it was. I wonder if someone nearby has been feeding the hogs with something pale, i.e. sunflower hearts or suet pellets – that sort of thing. Personally, I can’t help feeling that suet pellets are not a good idea to feed hedgehogs. Hedgehog food has got to be better for them.


    Thanks Nic, you have confirmed my thoughts.

    I couldn’t find a medical reason for this so my first thought was the hog(s) might have stumbled upon some bread left out for the birds by a neighbour.

    However, after an attack on our fatballs by magpies and starlings the ground is covered by debris. In fact I first noticed the hogs had returned after a number of years when I saw one foraging below the fatballs, crunching the sunflower seeds and no doubt hoovering up the suet scraps.

    The poo was “normal” in other respects so I don’t think this is a problem, unlike the green poo I see occasionally.

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