She should be on straight pellets and grass hays such as orxhard coastal or timothy. Avoid alfalfa. Its usually too high in calcium for.older rabbits. Mix foods are usually super unhealthy for rabbits It’s like popping open a family size bag of chips for them. They also need to be transitioned over to the new diet slowly. If not possible feed…[Read more]
If you were ablw to share a poc rhta might help a bit. And if possible the area that gets the poop matting with the problem on it. But all in all with the limited information im leaning towards improper diet. How long have you had her? What are you feeding her currently?
Make sure she is getting an adequate diet to prevent overly spft and sticky poops. If shes a long haires breed you can clip around the genital area to prevent the matting from creatong an issue. If this is an Angora you may need to work on your grooming schedule or keep her shaved down if shes only a pet.
Definitely get her to stop. She may need to see the vet. Or it could just be a very bad habit. Either way, it’s not healthy at all. If she ingests too much fur, she could get wool block which leads to GI Stasis.
Bucephalus replied to the topic [Unsightly poop pictures alert] Should I be concerned? in the forum DIET & CARE 1 year, 6 months ago
Those look like normal fecal pellets to me. The below page shows a few pictures of different sorts of rabbit poops, including cecals. http://countrycoverabbitry.weebly.com/the-scoop-on-poop.html
GI stasis can not wait. It needs to be taken care of immediately. Get him in to the vet if you do not have the things on hand to deal with it. GI stasis can kill a rabbit in as little as 24 hours.
Some rabbits take longer to shed than others. What you describe sounds like a pretty normal molt to me. Remember to keep him groomed to prevent him from ingesting too much hair which could lead to GI stasis/wool block.
Oats and BOSS (black oil sunflower seeds) are good for weight gain. You’ll want to slowly introduce new things to her diet. Any sudden changes could bring about some unfortunate upsets with the GI system. You’ll want to make sure she’s not putting the weight on TOO fast either. A good steady pace is the way to go. I recommend getting yourself a…[Read more]