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Forum DIET & CARE Cecotrope vs Poop

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    • Peppsters
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        Hi!

        New overprotective bunny mama here…. I’ve noticed that my 9 week old buns has not eaten his cecotropes twice this week. I’ve read that is not a good thing so obviously have been stressing… I’ve noticed he has seemed to be eating his regular poop more often though! He is still eating and playing as normal, everything else seems fine with him. Am I over-worrying or should he be visiting the vet?


      • LBJ10
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          He’s young and this is normal, especially for young bunnies. They are typically eating a richer diet to help them grow. A side effect is excess cecotropes. They simply make more than they can eat. This problem usually resolves itself when they transition to an adult diet. As for the regular poop eating… yeah, that’s normal too.


        • Wick & Fable
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            As LBJ mentions, this is common for younger rabbits. Since their diet is much more nutrient rich, having uneaten cecotropes is rarely an issue, as they are eating the majority of them. RE: eating of regular poop, this also isn’t something too concerning. Many rabbits do this to varying degrees for different reasons. Ultimately, as long as you’re not noticing other signs of stress or ill-health, the occasional normal-poop-munching is just annoying if it leaves crumbles everywhere, haha.

            The answers provided in this discussion are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. Seek the advice of your veterinarian or a qualified behaviorist.


          • LBJ10
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              Poop crumbles 😆


            • Peppsters
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                Thank you! He is my first pet in years so I am a bit crazy with the worrying! I’m so glad I discovered this safe!

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