Indoor Rabbit losing weight-HELP!!!

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  1. i<3chickens

    i<3chickens In the Brooder

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    My six year old male rabbit has been losing weight gradually he hasn't lost alot just enough to start to be able to feel the first couple bumps on his spine a little. The only other problems he's having right now is slightly runny poo. His only major medical problem that he's ever had was a stroke in the summer. Is there any reason for this? Age? Worms?
     
  2. ccoomber

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    What are his teeth like? a lot of rabbits here in the UK suffer really badly with over grown teeth. And its not just the obvious front ones, but the molars too. They can grow wonky and end up with sharp spurs which cut the cheeks and stop them eating properly. May be worth checking out? Good luck with your poorly bunny xx
     
  3. i<3chickens

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    That was one of the things that came to mind but he is eating alot and there has been no change in his eating habits---I checked any ways and there was nothing wrong.
     
  4. imtc

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    I would guess the weight loss would have to do with age and may not be much you can do about it. As far as runny or soft poo.... you can give him dry oatmeal to firm it back up. It's a pretty good solve for diarreha. Good luck
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    What is he eating?
     
  6. i<3chickens

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    he is currently eating rabbit pellets and some fruits and veggies. Could this become life-threatning?????Like if he loses too much weight???
     
  7. ScissorChick

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    It can become life threatening if he continues to loose weight.

    Have you added any 'new' veggies/fruits to the diet? Some may

    cause runny poop.
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    Do you free feed hay? That's also been very good for my rabbits.
     
  9. i<3chickens

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    I am trying to get hay. And not much new added
     
  10. dutchhollow

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    Age, fur blockage (try some payapya, or I think pineapple juice would do the trick) Of course if the runny poo is from something else, this could make it worse. If you can take a sample to a vet to check it.
     

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