new bunnies with jelly poop

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sherrihargrove, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 2 new zealand bunnies 4 days ago they are 2 months old. today when I cleaned the tray i saw a few berries but mostly jelly blobs. I have no idea what this is unless the move and food change might be the reason. ADVICE PLEASE.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Most likely they are completely normal cecotropes. It's a type of poo the is produced once a day, and is usually eaten to help replenish gut bacteria. Lots of hay helps aid digestion.
     
  3. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...they have a full hay feeder and I hope you are right this makes me crazy.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could be cecotrophes, though I wouldn't be surprised if the move stressed them out a little and is causing some digestive problems. It is good that you're offering them hay; that is the best thing for digestive health. Just make sure all of them are eating, drinking, and acting normally otherwise.
     
  5. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with both @junebuggena and @BantamLover21 . I saw something similar (their poop looked slightly "melty") when I brought my Silver Foxes home - they spent over an hour in the car (their first car ride), came to a new and strange place, began eating new food. After a few days, their poop was back to normal.
     

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