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my two bunnies don't clean themselves? pls help me!

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immielly

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i have two buns, i don't know much about where they come from since my stepfather got them for me. when we got them they had pee stains on their feet but i thought that was normal since they are all white and they were really really small. i got them back in may and i have learned alot and from what i can see they are very happy but they don't clean themselves. they are free ranged around my room and we do own cats (don't worry watch them) please i don't know what to do or what i doing wrong
 

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What do you mean by nt cleaning themselves - is it just the stained feet or do they have poopy bottoms too?
If it is just the feet, what kind of litter do you use? It might be you need a more absorbent litter or to change it more often, as obviously they are getting stained by sitting in their urine too much.
If they also have poppy butts, it can be several things but usually with pet rabbits it is because they aren’t eating caecotropes, which are a special kind of faeces they are supposed to eat directly from the anus. They might not be eating them because they have a diet too high in sugars, or because they physically can’t reach to eat them (e.g. too fat, too painful... etc)
Could you tell us more about their diet, how much and what they are getting each day?
 

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it's mostly on their feets but my less active bunny's tail gets stained and sometimes their under area. they are pretty small, ther litter is just timothy hay. an they eat once a day as of now (when they get older i'll increase) and usually its romain, cabbage, celery, and whatever is at the store (that's edible) my sister likes to give them baby carrots treats a lot.
 

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Yeah so you will want to use a more absorbent litter, wood or paper pellets (not shavings) are really good, you can put a layer of those in and then top off with the hay, that works really well and will also stop any bad smells too. Do you give them 24/7 access to fresh hay to eat as well? Definitely need to cut down on the carrots, one small baby carrot should be the maximum as an occasional treat. Careful with the cabbage as well, very gassy and can cause GI upset for bunnies.
 

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an they eat once a day as of now (when they get older i'll increase) and usually its romain, cabbage, celery, and whatever is at the store (that's edible) my sister likes to give them baby carrots treats a lot.
Could you clarify this? How old are they? Do you feed pellets? Rabbits under 6 months of age can have more pellets. When they get older, they are supposed to get less pellets.

Or are you referring just to the greens?
 
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