Small Hard Stools

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  1. Jan 10, 2006 #1

    Bunman

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    Flops has been having these today. Everything else appears normal. Any concern?
     
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    It might be due to all that she's been through in the past few days.

    Are the small poops in quantity?

    Tootsie almost completely stopped eating and drinking for a couple of days. When she started to make a turn for the better the first things to show up were small hard poops. Within a day or so she was almost back to normal.

    ~Jim
     
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    That could be it. The poops are few. I took away the pellets & am providing hay & natural whole grain oatmeal. Sound good? I also put her in the run for some exercise.
     
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    Sounds like it's time for a little piece of banana to get "the juices flowing".
     
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    Going shopping tonight. :)

    A banana or two (& a mug of tea) is about all i can get down in the morning myself).
     
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    In Tootsie's case, not much was going in....so not much was coming out.

    (I think it was my fault, in that some of the greens I gave here may have soured a bit.)

    Definitely good with the timothy hay and oats. In fact pellets should be okay, too....I would just limit them to prompt her to eat a bit more hay.

    Parsley has always worked wonders for my buns as well. It will help prompt them to eat more.I give them a half a dozen sprigs of the flat kind. I do this until they start eating more normal amounts of regular food. Even a bun that isn't having any problems seems to chow down after eating some parsley.

    ~Jim
     
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    Does Flops like canned pumpkin? That always helps mine when they have similar problems. It helps get water to their intestines. Exercise also helps a lot. Also make sure she's drinking water like normal. If she has a water bottle, try giving her a bowl. Rabbits often drink more when they have bowls.

    Is she gassy? Is her stomach distended or unusually noisy? You could try doing a gentle tummy massage.If you think she is having gas problems, you could give her baby gas formula- simethicone (sp?).
     
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    Pumpkin now on the list.:) She is otherwise normal. Actually she is in the run right now & the poops are normal!
     
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    Glad to hear it! :D
     
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    How's Flops today??:ponder:

    ~Jim
     
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    Flops is doing fine, thanks!:D She can't wait to get her run time, Daisy is using the pen right now.
     
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