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I have noticed one of my bunnies has started having large more loose stools past few days. No change in feed or anything like that. He's looking more thinner than he would normally and isn't out the cage as much. His fur is shedding a lot aswell. Any thoughts? Other rabbit is fine no change to her. Thanks
 
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I have noticed one of my bunnies has started having large more loose stools past few days. No change in feed or anything like that. He's looking more thinner than he would normally and isn't out the cage as much. His fur is shedding a lot aswell. Any thoughts? Other rabbit is fine no change to her. Thanks
How is your rabbit today? A change in weight that you notice combined with the unusual poop I would give a call to the vet and see if he/she thinks you should have your rabbit seen.
 

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If all of the poop is runny or pudding like, that is an emergency and your rabbit needs to be seen by an experienced rabbit vet immediately for possible enterotoxemia.

If it is just mushy cecals and there are normal round fecal balls, it sounds like something else is going on. It could be dietary or it could be something more serious. Combined with your rabbit losing weight, I agree it would be a good idea to get your bun into the vet.
 

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How old is the bunny? My older bun's cecals are now like a paste instead of the "grape clusters" he used to have. The amount of greens he eats can generate more cecals than he can eat. I offer him the stray cecals and sometimes he eats them and sometimes he rejects them. If you don't think is cecals "paste", vet as suggested.
 

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How old is the bunny? My older bun's cecals are now like a paste instead of the "grape clusters" he used to have. The amount of greens he eats can generate more cecals than he can eat. I offer him the stray cecals and sometimes he eats them and sometimes he rejects them. If you don't think is cecals "paste", vet as suggested.
This sounds very much like 'intermittent soft stool syndrome' which is diet related. Almost always due to not enough hay (and too many pellets). If it is that, the treatment is a hay only diet until poop is normal and then very gradually introduce very small quantities of pellets and other stuff.
 

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