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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Pooping in circles

My boy Bucky is about 17 weeks old now. He is a Holland Lop who seems happy and playful. He took to the litter box right away (we got him at about 12 weeks old). He has 2 boxes, one inside the cage and one right outside the cage on the floor. He did the usual dropping of the occasional pellet which was okay with me. We had him neutered a couple of weeks ago and now he is pooping everywhere and lots of it. He still pees in his box but the pooping has become out of control. He loves to lie on my arm with his butt in my hand but now he is pooping on my hand when we do this. Could this have anything to do with diet? He has plenty of hay and hay pellets and I give him a blueberry or raisin every morning. We feed him fresh greens from our garden in the evening. He lives in a 10' X 10' room so his cage is always accessible and he has no problem getting in or out of it. What can I do to get him to poop in his potty?
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No, rabbits just poop a lot. He's starting to hit puberty which is when they will mark their territory by pooping all over it.

Neutering generally helps this.

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Yeah, he is normal.
It will get better with age. Its great you got him fixed, that will help alot!



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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 12:17 PM
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Just keep putting him in his box and giving him a treat when he poops in it. In general bunnies poop EVERYWHERE as a way of marking territory.
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