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Grace65
05-04-2010, 02:26 PM
Hi all,
I`m needing some advice about gracie as shes not eating her soft poos,
i keep leaving them in her cage and she wont touch them so they dry up and i end up throwing them away.
I had a word with the vet about it on friday when she went for her vhd vaccination and she said not to worry shes probably eating some of them and i dont see it!
So other that force feed her which i cant do obviously, what do i do?
Thanks all! xxx

Jack's-Jane
05-04-2010, 02:29 PM
Excess caecotrophs usually occur if the Bun is fed too much protein/carbohydrates (Pellets) and not enough fibre (hay). A Bun fed alot of Pellets just wont bother eating hay. The diet needs to be 80-90% hay.

What is your Rabbit's diet atm ?

Grace65
05-04-2010, 02:33 PM
Hi and thanks,
shes on beapher care junior and hay thats it! xxx

yoshi&gizmo
05-04-2010, 02:36 PM
I have had this problem for the past two years with gizmo :oops:

I changed his diet to allen & page [gradually of course] but untill recently i kept giving him to many pellets [he looked so sad so i would give a few when his bowl was empty] :shock:

But i have toughened up to is soppy eyes and now he has LOADS of hay and ready grass and just a few pellets in the evening [ as well as a small amount of veg/ fruit] He is much better now. But one thing i do know is he can't eat Excel rabbit pellets at all. They go right through him.

Good luck and hope your bun stops over producing her ceatrophs [no idea how to spell it]

Grace65
05-04-2010, 02:52 PM
hehehe awww bless gizmo,
Well shes gaining weight very well and seems to be eating half hay and pellets, i dont really want to change pellets although the beapher arent that easy to get around here, they are expensive and she seems to enjoy them so i wont change.
Im not giving her fresh food as yet i think shes far too young, im currently giving her pancur paste for 9 days to worm her and shes now fully vacinated until sept when shes having another myxi jab.
Everything is going great but what to do about these poos, i was on my hands a knees literally a few minutes ago with the poo in my hand trying to get her to eat some! but no shes having none of it :roll:

Jack's-Jane
05-04-2010, 03:27 PM
Has the poo problem only occured after starting the Panacur ?

Grace65
05-04-2010, 03:59 PM
Funny thing is in the last 10 minutes shes done loads of poos all soft so id say its gotten worse since the panacur. xx

yoshi&gizmo
05-04-2010, 10:09 PM
can't advise on the panicur situation will leave that to people with more knowledge. :wave:

But as for the poos.... from personal experience i seemed to be able to work out what time of day Gizmo was doing the majority of his and would leave him in his hutch for that time of day so that he would eat some and what he didn't eat was easy for me to find and clean up.

As for the pellets i know you say your bunny likes these pellets which is fine but you really do need to try and reduce the pellets and increase the hay so it is more like 80% hay 20% pellets, and yes no veg yet she is too young like you said :) Also another trick i used to help gizmo [and again this is personal experience] i give him a teaspoon of porriage oats everyday .... this seems to have helped him loads and he loves them.

Good luck and sending poo eatting vibes your way xxxx:love:

Grace65
06-04-2010, 03:13 PM
Poo eating vibes LOL that made me laugh, well today ive started giving less pellets am going to see how we get on, i usually fill her bowl up on monday and dont need to refill until say thurs?? is this good or bad?
shes not done ot again today YET, but i wont hold my breath, hows gizmo today, love the name btw. xxxx