You love your pets and want it to be in the best of health. The most effective and simplest way to keep track of their well-being is through their poop. If you have ever wondered what the shape of your pet’s poo-poo means, you have come to the right place!

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Bunny Poo-Poo101

Bunny normal poop

Normal Poop

  • Size: Should be uniform in size
  • Shape: Consistent round balls
  • Colour: Range from dark brown colour to tan, uniform and consistent
  • Texture: Hard to the touch, if break open should look dusty sawdust like and not squishy
  • Smell: Does not have a strong scent
  • Conclusion: Healthy rabbit poop!
Bunny Cecotropes

Cecotropes

  • Size: Small and often in groups or clusters
  • Shape: Clustered together in a grape like structure but also can be single cecotropes
  • Colour: Dark brown with a little bit shine due to a thin mucus layer covering them.
  • Colour: Uniformed in colour
  • Texture: Squishy and sticky
  • Smell: Distinct smell of poop of the thin layer of mucus is broken
  • Conclusion: Essential part of a rabbit’s diet
Bunny Linked Poop

Linked Poop

  • Size: Uniformed in size
  • Shape: Strung together like a pearl necklace
  • Colour: Uniformed in colour
  • Texture: Well formed ball with hard texture
  • Smell: Does not have a strong scent
  • Conclusion: Nothing to worry about as rabbit will ingest more hair when they are shedding. However if you see a large amount, might consider taking more time to groom to avoid potential hairball blockage
Bunny double poop

Double Poop

  • Size: Two to three normal poop merge together
  • Shape: Might take on an elongated oval shape
  • Colour: Uniformed in colour
  • Texture: Uniformed in texture
  • Smell: Does not have a strong scent
  • Conclusion: Could be a sign that your rabbit’s gut is slowing down for long periods of time if you see alot of double poops
Bunny Small Poop

Small Poop

  • Size: Small
  • Conclusion: It is not a good sign as if the rabbit continues to be small and it does not return to normal within couple of hours. Indicates that rabbit is sick or in pain, should see a vet soon.
Bunny Deformed/Mushy Poop

Deformed/Mushy Poop

  • Deformed Poop: Rabbit is dehydrated, not eating enough, blockage in the gut
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  • Mushy Poop: Almost always caused by some sort of parasite or poison
  • Conclusion: Need to see doctor for both.
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Guinea Pig Poo-Poo101

Guinea pig normal poop

Normal Poop

  • Size: Should be uniform in size
  • Shape: Consistent oval shape
  • Colour: Range from brown to black
  • Texture: Shouldn’t be dry and a little grainy due to hay
  • Smell: Does not have a strong scent
  • Conclusion: Healthy poop!
Guinea pig Cecal Pelletss

Cecal Pellets

  • Size: Should be uniform in size
  • Shape: Consistent oval shape
  • Colour: Green
  • Colour: Uniformed in colour
  • Conclusion: Essential part of a guinea pig’s diet.
Guinea pig Dry Tear Shaped Poop

Dry Tear Shaped Poop

  • Size: Small
  • Shape: Tear shaped
  • Texture: Dry
  • Conclusion: Sign of dehydration, always make sure that fresh hat is always available.
Guinea pig Clumped Poop

Clumped Poop

  • Size: Two to three normal poop merge together or big size poop.
  • Conclusion: Indicator of gut problem or aging rectal muscles in guinea pig.
Guinea pig Bloody Poop

Bloody Poop

  • Color: Red
  • Conclusion: Could be an obstruction, inflammation or a tear in the gut or intestinal system. Bring your pet to the vet immediately
Guinea pig Deformed/Mushy Poop

Deformed/Mushy Poop

  • Conclusion: Could be nutritional or a diet problem that leads to diarrhea and may have multiple complications such as lethargy, dehydration, loss of appetite and low body temperature in severe cases. Bring your pet to the vet immediately.