Thank you Roger, you were right it was just his food ! his poo this AM was large and no red in the stool :-) Im watching him close as i purchased him from the petco in spokane wa. they had good veggies no prepacked food and the cage was well kept and not over loaded ! ive never had a baby before ive only had older iggys ive rescued and nursed back to health my last was about 2 years when i rescued him and that was over 10 years ago he passed with natural causes . so this time im starting fresh and learning as much as i can:-) ive 2 large iggy cages and thinking about getting another baby im retired and have the time to spend with him . im still young enough 49 and in better health now . im looking forward to finding out more info as i go along thank you again for the response.