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bristolmary
04-12-2004, 06:26 PM
Hi

Both of my bun's bums don't look the cleanest, and I was wondering what would be the best way to get them cleaned up?

I've cut back on what food they are given and they mainly have hay now in case it was the food that they ate.

I think I've heard that wet wipes can be used, but am I right?

Also how can I tell if my bun's need to lose weight or if they are hungry?

I did post this on a forum but can't find which one I put it on, so apologies if this is a double post!

Thanks
Mary

nana_of_bunnies
05-12-2004, 06:55 PM
Hi Mary,
I am not the best of people to give advice on bunny care but I know for myself our rabbit Sapphire gets wet tail at a drop of a dime. Talk about high strung!! When this occurs we use a spray bunny bath to clean his behind. It works great..you can direct where you want to clean.
Also, is your rabbits poop solid or runny? If its runny it might have wet tail. We buy over the counter medicine to help and also add some old fashion oat meal to his food. Will clear it up in just a few days. :)

Nicole : 0 )

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luvabun
05-12-2004, 07:32 PM
The best way to clean up a bunnys' butt is to send them to Adele for a holiday :lol: Brody had this problem for at least 2 years and I used to have to protect my clothes with a towel as I got covered in slop once too often. Adele has sorted her out and now she has the cleanest backside in rabbitdome.....

bristolmary
06-12-2004, 02:45 PM
Thanks for this advice.

The poo tended to be runny and sticking to their fur.

I've cut back food etc and it seems to be better but Sweeper still seems to have some stuck to her which she panicked at when I tried to see what it looked like.

What can I buy here in the UK to try and use on them?

I lost a rabbit to flystrike about 10 years ago and am scared of having the same happening again to me.

Thanks
Mary

Bertie
06-12-2004, 05:23 PM
Try cutting back completely on food, so all she's eating is hay and water. I know it sounds mean, but she can live perfectly well on hay. This should sort her bum out. Once she's stopped doing sticky poos you can try slowly reintroducing veg, but she might be one of those bunnies that just can't cope with food mixes or pellets.

If the poo is properly runny, rather than just soft, then there might be something more serious wrong than just diet and you'll need to take her to see the vet.

Towsbuns
06-12-2004, 05:56 PM
What is the secret then Adele - could you point me in the direction of any previous thread which gives details of the diet that has cured Brody of her problems.
My buns don't have a problem at the moment but it would be nice to have in case problems do arise.

luvabun
07-12-2004, 09:37 AM
I did get some "rabbit and small animal hygiene wipes " by Petsafe from the pet shop. But not had to use them since they returned from "Adeles bunny boot camp" :lol: :lol: only joking Adele.....

Claire
07-12-2004, 01:56 PM
Hi Mary

I have the same problem with my dwarf lop Lucy, her bum is always messy and she whiffs :oops: :lol: I took her to the vets for a once over (we've only had her 3 weeks, she came from a rescue centre). The vet gave me some shampoo to use on that area, however Lucy doesn't like it at all :cry:

So after getting advice from everyone on here I changed over to baby wet wipes, which I use during the week and then at the weekend I use the shampoo.

My other rabbit Ben doesn't suffer from this problem at all, I'm not sure if that's because he's got short hair, whereas Lucy has longer hair and her toilet gets stuck to her.

Good luck in trying to resolve the problem :D

luvabun
07-12-2004, 02:09 PM
Claire,
Adele told me that its quite common for rescue buns to have worms and she de-wormed Brody. Could be why they don't eat the poo, I mean that is bad enough anyway but if its riddled with worms (which I couldn't see) and smelly, well you just wouldn't would you