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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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eating thier own poo

Hi guys I have a question about rabbits eating their own poo, I know it's not a very nice question to ask I know it's harmless and normal for a rabbit to do this. But I need to know why.

I had been keeping an eye on pepper over the last few days and had notice she was eating her own poo.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 02:53 PM
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It's pretty much giving their bodies a chance at a second passing of nutrients. They have two forms of poo: one which is clumped together and almost looks like a bushel of grapes, and the other are the hard, round, pellets which are distributed throughout the cage. They eat the first, as it contains valuable nutrients that they can pass through their digestive tract again.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 03:21 PM
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Yes, that's really quite normal for rabbits .


You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car.



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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the info FlickeringHope
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