After a couple of worried days, Maxine is on the mend. She has gradually progressed up to wet feed and really goes at it. She is still squirting her poo but there are more bits of solids in it, and, uh, sort of gravy, not clear. I toss the towels from the bottom of her cage into the washer to blast with hot water and bleach. I am finding small stones in the washer. Is she pooping out grit from her gizzard? There is no other way there would be stones on her cage towels. Normal? When should I start giving her some grit? I have some very clean sand that came in "health grit" that I could start her on. Her surgery was one week ago today. Time for sutures to come out. Thank you all for your advice!!!!!