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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Is it a hairball?

Once in a while I find something on the floor that almost looks like a piece of poo but it is dark in color and "gooey" It almost looks like a big worm.

Is that what a hairball looks like?

I've never seen this until Baxter. Occasionally I've heard him trying to cough something up but nothing came up at those times.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 11:19 PM
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That does sound like a hairball to me.
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Yip, sure does. Does he ever clean Barnaby?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 11:27 PM
 
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Yep. That's a hairball
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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I've never seen him once clean Barnaby but Barnaby does clean him.

That's strange because Barnaby sheds much more than Baxter but I've never seen a hairball from Barnaby. The hairball is also gray in color which would make me think it's Barnaby but like I said, I've never seen this in almost 4 years, until Baxter arrived.
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Maybe it was a Barnaby hairball from the excess fur due to cleaning Baxter. Or did you actually see Baxter puke it up?

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Never saw Baxter puke but he's made the sounds a number of times and I've heard Barnaby doing that maybe twice in all the time I've had him and nothing came of it. It may remain a mystery until I actually see it happen.
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Hehehe, my guess would be that it's Barnaby's hairball. I say that because Psi has suddenly started coughing them up too, and that's because he cleans Sigma. Pretty gross, huh?

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 09:33 PM
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In all my life I've never actually seen it happen.
Only come across them in some surprise location...like on a windowsill or under the coffee table on the rug! And who knows how long that one sat there.

It's very, very rare that i find them at all though.
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