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Forum DIET & CARE Clump of poop stuck to bunny’s bottom

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    • Lia
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      I went in to check on my rabbit and noticed there was a clump of wet poop next to her litterbox. I checked her bottom and she had a bunch of it stuck there in her hair. She also left those clumped poops during playtime yesterday. Her regular poops look normal. She’s only 12 weeks old so I’m feeding her hay and some kind of grain as pellets, I’m not sure what it is I got it from her breeder, he lives on a farm. That’s what she’s been eating before and I didn’t want to change her diet too drastically. My mom gave her some of those stick treats and some apple when I wasn’t around, I’m not sure how much but I’m wondering if that was too much sugar for her. Also, what would be the best way to clean her up?


    • Lia
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      Update:

      I changed her litter box and I’ve been watching her. She doesn’t make normal poops she only makes those soft ones. They look like the poops bunnies eat, they’re round and clumped together but they’re soft. Could she have diarrhea? She seems normal she’s running around and playing.


    • Wick & Fable
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      Hopefully, changing her diet will resolve the wet poo issue — if not, then you need to take your rabbit to a rabbit-experienced exotic vet: https://wabbitwiki.com/wiki/Choosing_a_rabbit_veterinarian#Rabbit_veterinarian_listings … rabbits cannot go to ordinary dog/cat veterinarians.

      The poop is likely due to an improper diet. A 12wo should not be getting stick treats nor apples– at this age, your rabbit’s stomach is developing and can only handle certain foods. Tell your mom to wait until your rabbit is 4-6 months old before trying those foods, and if she is, they should be given in small portions over time so your rabbit’s stomach has a chance to adjust to the new food. Small, slow introductions are needed when introducing any new food to a rabbit’s diet.

      Right now, your rabbit’s diet should only be rabbit-appropriate hay and good quality pellets. The grain pellets need to be switched out (transition over time) to something healthier. See here for guidance on what pellets are good: https://wabbitwiki.com/wiki/Pellets#What_different_types_of_pellets_are_there.3F … remember you need to transition your rabbit off the old and into the new pellets, so mix the two and gradually add more new and less old over time.

      Please see here for proper information on your rabbit’s diet based on age: https://wabbitwiki.com/wiki/Diet#Age

      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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      I agree, this is likely an overproduction of cecotropes due to improper diet. Avoid sugary treats until your bunny is older. And yes, it’s s good idea to switch her to a healthier pellet… even if they aren’t the source of the problem, they are not good for her in the longterm.

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