Choloepus Health FAQ
note: S.O.S. does not provide medical advice please read and have your animal evaluated by a licensed professional 

Transfaunation FAQ (by anecdotal experiences)

Transfaunation delivery methods

  • Gelatin capsules filled with crushed fecal placed into grapes- successful

  • Mixed with critical care herbivore via tube - successful

  • Gel diet, not successful

  • Pumpkin, not successful

  • Sweet potato, not successful 

  • Mortar and pestle ground down

  • Slurry of feces, water and banana mash and syringed into mouth with a catheter tipped syringe

  • Critical Care or slurry mixtures with ground feces directly into animal's g-tube

Length of treatment time

  • 2 grams of feces/kg of sloth for two weeks (if possible start in conjunction with medications that may kill the gut microbiota.) 

Transferring feces to facilities

  • needs to be transferred within a day and non-frozen

  • donor fecal should be healthy, pelleted fecal that has been freshly collected 

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Example Hand-rearing Schedules

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 5 months 

 7 months