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poopandpee

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Her back legs are bad again today (just 1 dead leg), I am finding I had to give her a bum bath every 1.5ish weeks since I had her, her butt gets all yellow from urine stains and the occasional grape poop she sits on before eating it. Yesterday was a bad one when she peed on my bed and sat in it for a good while before I noticed.

Is there another way I can help her keep her bum clean as I donā€™t want to stress her out giving her such frequent bumbaths.
Her litter tray has a layer of pine pellets, old hay, plastic sifter and in a corner will be fresh hay to eat
But occasionally she will sit/pee in the pile of her eating hay which also causes some stain.

Corn starch really seems to bring out the smell of urine when I apply/brush stained areas after washingšŸ˜·. Could this be the scent glands I've seen videos of? or is my nose too sensitive?
 

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Vet tested her but can't confirm she has EC but she's currently on her 2nd week of the Panacur just incase, we're not sure how long she's had weak legs for as we don't know her history.
 

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Ok thatā€™s good EC can take them really quick. Butt baths are all you can do honestly. A good option could be a wire raised litter box. That way she doesnā€™t get stuff stick to her but and it falls through the grate. I donā€™t know about the smell. Most rabbit urine shouldnā€™t smell super bad. You might want to check her scent glands idk of females have them.
 

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I have a plastic raised litter box as I read the wires aren't good for their hocks.
she doesn't smell when she's dry, only after I've washed her and applied the corn starch.
 

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I have a plastic raised litter box as I read the wires aren't good for their hocks.
she doesn't smell when she's dry, only after I've washed her and applied the corn starch.
As long as she isn't in a wire bottom cage, I think it would be alright to have a scatterless litter pan. I use those and my rabbits are fine with them, even my mini rex. Most of those scatterless pans have thicker wire than is typically used for cage bottom. It might keep your rabbit from sitting on soiled litter.
 
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