Red Protruded sore on baby bunny

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Hi I’m new here

my rabbit recently had babies and there not 5 weeks old. Yesterday I noticed this on one of the babies, this morning it was still there but by lunch time it was back to normal but now it’s like this again! (Hes heading to the vet first thing in the morning)
He’s still a happy bunny jumping around and eating and licking me


any ideas on what possibly it could be? And
 

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Is that right next to the genitals, and is it a sore next to them or the anal opening being inflamed or prolapsed?
 

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I think it’s the anal opening on him. I’ve separated him from the group on towels and fresh food and water just so straw or hay don’t irritate him.
 

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A sore inflamed anal opening can happen when they get stopped up with mushy poop drying over the anal opening and it doesn't get removed right away. A prolapsed rectum can be caused by a GI slowdown(stasis) and getting stopped up and straining to defecate, or another possible digestive tract issue.


I would keep it lubed with a light layer of plain triple antibiotic ointment(no added pain relief) until I could get him seen by the vet. But it would be best to check with your vet first on this. It's important to monitor eating/drinking to make sure that doesn't become an issue If he stops eating and it's been more than 12-24 hours, it becomes an emergency.

 

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Yes, his poo is sticking to the opening when he goes and he needs help getting it off sometimes. He’s a very happy bunny still and constantly eating and drinking and playing with his brothers and sisters. He will be having supervision all night and the vet will be contacted first thing in the morning. Thank you very much
 

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Mushy poop is usually caused by too many carbs and not enough fiber in the diet. It can especially be an issue with baby bunnies that are just starting on solid food. I've corrected the problem with restricting the amount of pellets and ensuring eating of a lot of green good quality grass hay(no mold, no noxious weeds, never been wet). Also no high carb/sugary foods like grains or fruit.

 

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