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vynguyen101

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Hi everyone,
Im a new bunny owner so i’m scared. She ate into a bag of treats and got thru a square of plastic to get inside it. Her poops have been small and she’s only eating the leaves of hay and knocking over her water. She is active though, constantly running and sniffing around. Should i be concerned?
 

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How big was the piece of plastic? It is relatively common for rabbits to eventually get a hold of something they should eat, and typically if it is something very small (and not a material/substance that is highly toxic), they make it through fine.
 

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A little bit of plastic usually won't cause harm if it was chewed into small pieces when swallowed. If she ate very much of the treats, that could be the cause of small fecal poop. But if her behavior changes to becoming lethargic, and she stops pooping, you'll need to get her to an experienced rabbit vet. For now I would restrict treats and make sure she is eating mostly good quality grass hay to help increase her gut motility and push the plastic through.


 

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