Forum

OUR SITE IS UP BUT WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF UPDATING AND FIXING THINGS. YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO LOGIN YET.   WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN READY. THE SITE MAY BE SLOW, SOME THINGS WILL LOOK WEIRD AND/OR NOT BE CORRECT.  YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED. 

BUNNY 911 – If your rabbit hasn’t eaten or pooped in 12-24 hours, call a vet immediately! Don’t have a vet? Check out VET RESOURCES

The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.

       What are we about?  Please read about our Forum Culture and check out the Rules

BINKYBUNNY FORUMS

Home Forums HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Number of cecotropes per day

This topic contains 2sd replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Boing 1 year, 2 months ago.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1320152

    Boing
    Participant

    Cincinnati and Daisy finished their 28 days of fenbendazole a few weeks ago. During the treatment, I noticed that Cincinnati had more frequent cecotrope smearing. He used to get it every couple of months or so. It increased during treatment, though all of his other many symptoms decreased. I hoped it would go away. It hasn’t. Does anyone know the volume of expected cecotropes per day per pound of rabbit? I’d like to get an idea of how many go uneaten.

    It’s not a weight issue – he struggles to gain and maintain weight. It’s not his teeth – he’s spends so much time at the vet’s being examined, I can safely rule that out. Their diet hasn’t changed.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you very much!


    #1878289

    Sirius&Luna
    Participant

    I don’t know how many they should eat a day, but if he’s overproducing them every day then that’s a diet issue that needs addressing.

    I’ve not heard about fenbendazole (panacur) causing extra cecatropes before, but I guess it could be related if it just started with that.

    I would try cutting down on pellets and veg to start with and see if that makes a difference.


    #1879193

    Boing
    Participant

    Thank you, Sirius&Luna. I’ve started levelling his pellet scoops as opposed to having them be slightly convex and it has made a big difference! It did just start with the fenbendazole to be every day. It used to be intermittent, less than once a week. He seems much better now.

    I guess he must just be sensitive. Daisy’s on the exact same diet, just halved as she weighs half as much and she’s fine.


Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.