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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnibunny View Post
    totally agree this should be a sticky thread and went to check on both the health and diet and digestion categories, but it wasnt there.
    There are so many useful threads that we don't have room to sticky them all individually. At the top of each of those sections, though, you'll find a sticky called "Old Useful Topics"; the link to this thread has been put in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnibunny View Post
    fantastic information thumps!! im totally poop obsessed. Leah has become a fully foraging diet now as her poops now are sooo much better due to it and the plant herb threads have been invaluable. totally agree this should be a sticky thread and went to check on both the health and diet and digestion categories, but it wasnt there.
    Thank you for such a lovely compliment. I'm delighted that Leah has benefitted from a foraged diet. You know all of this it has been group effort, & sheer joy to me to learn from others as well as to contribute. I'm always amused that I was mainly taught by rabbits.

    I'm also very aware that the summer before I joined RU rabbit after rabbit died from stasis & Jack's - Jane made incredible advances in the field of treating stasis.

    By then Thumper was too ill to tolerate a modern diet, & in desperation I went back to old fashioned ways of feeding, gradually discovering that others did this too, but kept quiet about it. Other schoolchildren & I had been competant foragers by the age of 7, so it was a matter of "surely if well supported by a group of us, others can be safe too". We were all convinced from doing it for a few years that our stasis prone rabbits had been helped a lot. I suspected that it would help all rabbits too.

    The next step was to try to at least reduce the frequency of stasis.
    The big worry was helping others to be safe, & involving the many people who live in cities.
    I always hope that people will also enjoy it & perhaps escape from the artificial concrete jungle most of us live in, to enjoy & learn more about the ever diminishing real world, I love so much.

    This last thread is really about whether by looking at the poops we can realise that bunny's tummy isn't working properly & at least sometimes be able to do something about it before disaster strikes. It was triggered by being referred to as the "bunny poop expert" on RU. I certainly don't feel an expert but decided that time was overdue to share what I'd gleaned. You can ALL be bunny poop experts now!

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    This thread has come at a perfect time for me with my Bluebell haveing reoccurent statis. I am reducing pellets and foraging every few days for her to give her a mainly foraged/hay diet with a very small amount of veggies/pellets. This will really help when checking her poops. Thankyou.

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    Fabulous thread, thank you so much for sharing

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    Great info. Thank you Thumps!

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    Thankyou for the insight and photographic explanation, very informative. Will take my little one to the vets as she's had a messy bum - and normal poops - for a while.

    Took a while to find this thread....

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    My gorgeous lance passed away a month ago from what I suspect was bloat / stasis. He was a stasis prone bunny also. So just to simplify this , lance would have left around a lot of big oval shaped poops - just like the one above the penny pic. So what does this mean if he produced more of these than normal poops ?? He had been xrayed the day before he passed away and no blockage were shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickybunny1 View Post
    My gorgeous lance passed away a month ago from what I suspect was bloat / stasis. He was a stasis prone bunny also. So just to simplify this , lance would have left around a lot of big oval shaped poops - just like the one above the penny pic. So what does this mean if he produced more of these than normal poops ?? He had been xrayed the day before he passed away and no blockage were shown.
    I'm so sorry that Lance passed away. In Thumper's case, the big eye watering oval poops happened when we knew that his caecum had collapsed & wasn't filling (ultrasound). It was a firm mass of "undigested" caecal material" from the stump of a caecum with no fibre in it.
    Bunnies shouldn't produce this at all.
    Thumper was only given 2 months to live with a non filling caecum.
    No medicines got his caecum working again, he survived the summer on wild plants. It was a total surprise to me that when the blackthorn leaves were ready, his caecum started to fill again within a month. Very little is known about blackthorn leaves but wild bunnies eat every fallen one they can get their teeth on!

    It sounds to me as if Lance might have had some very serious caecal issues. Neither did Thumper have blocks. He had frightening gut slow down, sometimes going18 hours without poohing until the abnormal pooh came out. The runny abnormal caecals which came afterwards were very smelly indeed.

    Throughout his life we thought that the nerve supply to the caecum & gut was being severely damaged. There is also a type of megacolon which mainly affects the caecum. There are other illnesses which affect the caecum too.
    It was a shock to find he was the 1st. rabbit to have this particular type of TB & in fact scar tissue was preventing the gut from contracting.
    The specific diagnosis apart from which part of the gut isn't contracting didn't matter - the management was the same.
    I happened to be more than fortunate to live near the countryside & some allotments & could get him the plants he needed. I was delighted that the things he ate helped rabbits with other stasis issues.
    There's a thread about that too.
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ns-tree-leaves My wonderful vet at the time was so impressed by How Thumper chose the plants which helped him she started to give them to hospitalised stasis buns - Marie Kubiak contributes her experience on the thread too.
    I empathise so much with you in nursing a bunny with stasis, it can feel like a nightmare. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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    What an informative thread. I have learned so much about rabbit poo in the space of a few minutes - thank you

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    Thanks for all the good info. I had a stasis prone bun, now at the bridge, but had her nearly 10 yrs with frequent late night trips to emergency vets it does make you obsessive over poops & you can see straight away when something is wrong.

    My jazz isn't eating tonight & not many poops so vets tomorrow I think tummy rubs produced some poops do everything is crossed

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