She ate two small strands or alfalfa hours before she pooped, I also got her mountain hay because the timothee that we have is not good, but she pooped these as soon as I gave her the hay, so I’m not sure if it’s the reasonHas she eaten anything she shouldn't have? Or something that was new to her?
No, her hay was changed a few days ago to another timothee because the one that I used to get before is not available, this one isn’t really good so I bought mountain hay to try it, as soon as we got home she went to her litter box and I put a little bit of the mountain hay, after less than five minutes she got up and i saw these poops, after that I never gave it to her, now most of the poops are round and dark, I’m worried about the smell the most, I couldn’t find anything about smelly poops, it only started today, it smells VERY badYou changed her hay to mountain hay? Could there be something wrong with it? That would be the likely explanation for the changes in the poop. The long car ride could also be an explanation.
If the poop goes back to normal today, it was probably the car ride or maybe the alfalfa. If it doesn't go back to normal, it might be something to do with the change of hay. If the problem is the poops are just darker but are dry and crumbly like normal fecal balls should be, if the new hay is softer and leafier and has less hard stems than your previous hay, that means it has a higher protein content and that can make a rabbits poop darker.
If it’s stress, would it continue to be smelly for more than a few hours? I didn’t check them today yet but it was smelly yesterday after 30 hours of the car ride and meeting the other bunny.It is quite possible this is caused by stress. Long car trip but also you mentioned she saw another bunny. Not a good idea to introduce them to other bunnies unless they are going to be bonded.
I really hope that it’s just stress and that she’s not sick or anything, I don’t smell anything bad now and I gave her from the mountain hay and it doesn’t seem to affect her poops. Thank youEffect of stress can manifest itself several days after stressful events. At the time she seemed happy she was clearly not stressed any longer.
I mentioned before that I took her to get spayed and the vet said that she doesn’t have a uterus, would she still mark territory? is the gasses coming out in the poops theory possible?Her poops are fine. There will always be an occasional odd shaped poop, but as long as most of them are the normal round fecal balls then it shouldn't be a problem.
The smell could be now she is sexually mature. They can coat their poop in a smell to mark their territory. It usually has an onion or skunky smell to it.
Yes i was planning to take her to another vet to check her once she got better, but when I went to see him he was on a vacation and will be back in FebruaryYes, she still has scent glands so can still scent mark. Even spayed rabbits without hormones, will still mark territory, it's just not as bad as when they are unspayed. Gas is possible, it's just scent glands are the more common and likely answer. If it smells like onions or skunk, it's definitely the scent glands.
And I have doubts about your vets diagnosis of no uterus. I mean, I guess it's possible but it would be so rare for it to be true.