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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2009, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Messy poopie bottom

Our flop ear has a problem with the consistancy of her, well, poop. She seems to collect alot of poop on her bottom side wich we have to soak just to get it off. We are feeding her Rabbit pellets and hay daily. I am not sure if it her diet or what is going on.
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How much of each are you feeding her? She may be too obese to clean herself.

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We are free feeding her the pellets and giving her a handfull of hay once per day. Are you telling me I may have to build a bunny treadmill?
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No, but you're feeding her a backwards diet. She should have limited pellets and unlimited hay, and then fresh vegetables daily. Pellets are very calorie dense. She's probably pudgy because of the free-feeding of the pellets -- we see it a lot. Also make sure that they're timothy hay based and not alfalfa hay based.

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We have the correct hay, how much do we feed her as far as pellets go?
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It depends on how big she is, and how old she is.

http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/diet.html#young

That's got a guide of how much and what type to feed for the different age groups.

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Hmm, I had this problem with Akina-my mini rex. When theyre given too much ellets and not enough roughage and exercise they get lazy and cannot eat their cecal poops (the ones they eat directly from the anus) so when they come out they just get ground into the bum fur. Too much bathing may also dry out her skin so be careful.
Take away her pellets for a day to encourage more hay eating. Then give only like a tiny handful of pellets once a day and a bowl of veggies chock full of dark green veggies!!
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