Cause of Hamsters Green Poo
Reader Question: Cause of Hamster Green Poo
Why is my hamster's poo green? He is around 10 weeks old, and i fed him cucumber a few days ago. Could this be why?
Suggestion From Our Editor on Causes When Your Hamster's Poop is Green
The green poo you're noticing could be due to the cucumber you fed him a few days ago. Cucumbers are high in water content and can change the color and consistency of a hamster's stool, especially if he's not used to it.
Here's what I'd suggest:
Diet Adjustment: It's usually best to introduce new foods gradually to a hamster's diet to avoid digestive upsets. For now, you might want to hold off on the cucumber and monitor if his stool returns to its normal color.
Hydration: Ensure he has constant access to fresh water, as the high water content in cucumber can sometimes disrupt their fluid balance.
Observe: Keep an eye on him to see if there are any other changes in his behavior or appetite, which could indicate a digestive issue.
Variety: When his stool is back to normal, you can reintroduce cucumber or other fresh veggies in very small amounts, watching how he responds each time.
If the green poo persists for more than a couple of days, or if he shows signs of distress, lethargy (tired or slow to respond behavior), or his eating habits change significantly, it might be good to check in with your local vet just to rule out any other possible issues.
Take care, and let us know how your hamster responds.
Editor and Publisher
Cool Small Pets
Please note: This information is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your pet's veterinarian. Always consult a vet for professional medical advice about your pet's health.