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  1. Jan 12, 2019 #1

    Abhilasha Dasgupta Adak

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    Hey. New bunny parents here. My bunny was pooping normally today morning, ran around, had fun, ate and drank. We went out for some grocery shopping and noticed that he hasn't pooped all the time when we were out. He's peeing and eating normally, but just not pooping. And seems to sleeping in a flopping position with his legs out behind him, every time I touch him. He is licking me a lot (like normal) but is not pooping.
     
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    Buns do eat their own poop. SO it’s possible he’s just eaten some. I’ve caught my Nahko eating his stool often. I call it “second harvest” haha! Anyway, continue to monitor behavior. When he stops eating that’s when you really want to worry. You can always give the little one some pumpkin or pineapple juice to lube things up. Either way, just make sure he has access to plenty of hay! Hope this helps!
     
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    Abhilasha Dasgupta Adak

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    Hey, thank you. Apparently he was stressed. We gave him some pineapple and he pooped! Yayy!
     
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    Rabbits can go a few hours without pooping. No cause for worry. If his legs are stretched out behind him, he's completely relaxed. Rabbits only do that when they feel safe & content. I wouldn't offer pineapple or pumpkin just because it's been a few hours. He probably would have gone anyway.

    @morgan, rabbits eat their cecotropes (cecal pellets) which are different than their normal poos (fecal pellets). The cecotropes are eaten directly from their body. Unless the rabbit is still a baby, one should never see cecotropes. If one sees some on the cage floor, that's often an indication that something is not right.
     
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    Abhilasha Dasgupta Adak

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    But I read somewhere that their flop can mean that they have gas. Is it true? He's pooping, peeing and eating normally now, btw.
     
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    When they have gas and pain they sit loafed up, don't move much and do not flop. Lying on the side or belly with stretched out legs is a sign that they are content and relaxed.
     
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    A 'football' pose is more common when they have gas. They have their legs tucked under them and are hunched in on themselves. But not all rabbits are the same.

    If they ever refuse food, that means something is wrong. When that happens, offer simethicone (infant gas drops). A dose or two of the gas drops usually gets them eating again.

    edit: was typing while Preitler posted. "loafed" is a good description
     
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    Abhilasha Dasgupta Adak

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    Well, I guess then the problem is we changed and cleaned his bedding and changed his litter arrangement.
     
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    He has been eating normally and pooped a lot in the last one hour. He's happily playing, running around and licking us as and when he feels like. :)
     
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    Glad he is okay!
     

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