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    Hi,

    I know the subject of excess cecotropes has been covered before, but Iíd be grateful for any help as Iím having an issue with my bunnies. I have a 10 year old and a 2 year old (who is moulting) and have found mediumish cecotrope stains, alongside a few crushed in our rug each morning. This started around a month or 2 ago. They have access to unlimited hay, get readigrass twice a day, get some fresh herbs in the morning (parsley, coriander, dill etc), and in the evening 1tbsp of pellets and half a fibrefirst stick. I recently cut the pellets down to half a tbsp but havenít seen any difference.

    I think, but canít be sure, that my younger bunny is causing the excess cecotropes. Iím considering weighing them and giving them a hay only for 2 weeks, and reintroducing foods slowly,- but am concerned this might not be good for my older bun. So any advice would be appreciated.

    I should say theyíve both been checked by the vet and are healthy.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Zigzag; 30-10-2020 at 10:47 AM.

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    IME too much Readigrass can cause excess cecals for some Rabbits. Readigrass has a high protein content. Personally I would not cut out everything but hay for the 10 year old Bun. especially as you are not certain who is producing excess cecals.


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    Thanks Jane, apart from cutting down/out the readigrass is there anything else youíd suggest cutting down on?

    And I understand your point about my 10 year old.

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