View Full Version : Another poo query

06-04-2010, 03:33 PM
Got a wee mini lop a couple of days ago (long story). He does the worlds smallest poos. They are like the size of hamster poos. He's also been leaving his caecotrophs around. I think he's a bit of a porker so am wondering if he has trouble cleaning his bum. Im having to brush out poo a couple times a day once its dried in. Also the caecotrophs totally reek.
Not sure exactly what he was getting fed but prob lots of pellets. I only give him a small amount - little amounts of veg till he gets used to it and the usual plenty of hay. He does do mostly solid poos.
Any hints would be great thanks. Nicki

06-04-2010, 03:37 PM
Just hay, hay and more hay along with regular bottom checks and exercise. Has he had a vet check?

06-04-2010, 03:54 PM
No we have only just got him. He'll be going for a vet check in the next week or so once he settles in. He's been moved from pillar to post over the past few months so i dont want to upset him yet again right away.
Thanks for the reply. Hope eating the hay will sort him out! :)

06-04-2010, 04:56 PM
It could be the change in diet, or just that he's a bit stressed out at the mo. & needs quiet to adjust to his new surroundings.

You're on the right diet now, with lots of hay, so stick with it. :thumb:

As more fiber from hay goes through his poops should get bigger & hopefully he won't leave hid caecs.
As you rightly say he may be a bit porky to reach. Is he grooming his rear end?

06-04-2010, 07:07 PM
Hiya. His diet hasnt really changed as i made sure i got some of his old food to gradually introduce new into. Veg is just small amounts - but saying that it prob still could be that?

I havent seen him managing to groom his underneath. I really dont think he can get to it. Am hoping the hay helps his pooing! Compared to the other buns poos they are teeny

06-04-2010, 07:09 PM
id cut veg, limit pellets, he on excell at all some buns have been known to get funny smelly poos from it

and or course hay hay and more hay, perhaps some fresh willow and differant types of hay to tempt him

Id really watch him though, teeny poos are not good for bunnies

07-04-2010, 03:22 PM
Well ive got some lighter coloured poos which are growing in size :D
Soon hopefully he'll be cleaning his own bum :lol:

I knew excel was funny to some buns as thats what he was on so now hes on mostly what we feed our buns and seems to suit him much better.

07-04-2010, 03:33 PM
Great news! I'm sure the progress will continue now.