Diarrhea / poopy butt

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Diarrhea / poopy butt

Postby fuzzy-rabbit.com » Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:32 pm

Diarrhea or "Poopy butt" is a condition where the rabbit's poops cease being solid round balls and are mushy and liquidy. Often the poops will stick to the fur around the rabbits tail and bottom. Poopy butt is usually caused by an upset in the rabbits diet. Try feeding more hay and pellets and fewer fresh veggies to see if it bulks up the poops. If it doesn't clear up in a day or two, take your rabbit to the vet. Normally rabbits have soft poops called cecals which are eaten straight away. These are different from poopy butt.

Normal poops (above)

This is diarrhea. (above)
if you see this, your rabbit has a digestive upset. You may need to seek veterinary advice.

This picture is of cecals.
Normally they are eaten, but may be left if your rabbit is unwell. If you find a lot of uneaten cecals, you should consult your vet as your rabbit may have an intestinal problem.
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Postby Bunman » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:16 pm

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