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one of my two rabbits has a problem with poop sticking to his bum. the other never has this trouble. can his fur be trimmed or what can i do to prevent this?
ray in pa
theyre getting the regular rabbit pellets and timothy hay. not many treats, they dont seem to care for much. yeah, we have to soak this ones butt every so often. we let them out in the yard regularly but they dont seem to eat much there either. carrots and celery a couple of times a week. i havent been able to tie it to any particular food or activity.
can you trim the fur back there?thanksrayi'll look more at the diet site
Just to add, don't be discouraged if you change pellets and it doesn't go away right away. It can sometimes take weeks to get a system back in balance.
Also, you may need to go gradually with changing pellets. Mix them and over a a couple of weeks gradually take out the alfalfa. Sometimes quick changes in diets can also cause upsets. So you may be stuck with poopybutt for a little while while you change her diet and then after that for her system to get right.
I know how awful poopybutt is, as Bailey has an extremely sensitive system. PLUS, she's a crumb Bumb. So I always have to use a little battery powered sweeper to make sure that there aren't any cracker crumbs on the couch or floor left behind from our snacking while watching TV.
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