What should I feed my rabbit with diarrhea?
The most important part of the treatment of uncomplicated ISC is to feed grass hay to your pet. This should be the only food given until the stools return to normal. You must remove all other food items from the diet including pellets and treats.
What helps loose stools in rabbits?
Proper diet is critical for prevention. Treatment of diarrhea in rabbits involves identifying and treating the cause, if possible. Specific treatment options vary among veterinarians, but as a rule, fiber in the diet is increased (often nothing but hay may be offered for several weeks).
Why is my bunny producing so many cecotropes?
Cecotropes. These poops are completely normal, usually bunnies eat them to ensure that they get enough protein and B vitamins in their diet. Sometimes bunnies will make more than normal when they’re stressed or are getting too much sugar in their diet.
Why am I seeing my bunnies cecotropes?
A diet too rich in digestible starch is one of the most common causes of runny cecotropes in companion rabbits. A rabbit should be fed unlimited grass hay, such as timothy, brome, wheat or oat. DO NOT use alfalfa, as this is far too rich in calories and protein for good rabbit health.
Why has my rabbit got runny poo?
A diet too rich in digestible starch is one of the most common causes of runny cecotropes in companion rabbits. A rabbit should be fed unlimited grass hay, such as timothy, brome, wheat or oat. Alfalfa hay is too rich in calories and protein for daily feeding.
Do carrots give rabbits diarrhea?
Yes, they do! But carrots are more like a sugary treat for a rabbit (so are fruits), so they should be given in small quantities. They can upset a rabbit’s digestive system if given too much.
How many cecotropes are normal?
If cecotropes are used, they must be retained in their “whole” form to protect their mucous coating (i.e. not ground up). Probably only 2 or 3 cecotropes are needed.
How do I stop rabbit cecotropes?
In which case, you can resolve it by reducing the amount of pellets and increasing the amount of hay or feeding higher fibre/lower protein pellets (View Food Comparison Chart). Several conditions can cause a physical impediment to eating cecotropes, including arthritis, an injury, or obesity.