White heavy fluid in litter box overnight. Need help!

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This morning, when cleaning up the bunny cages, I noticed that Popper the Dwarf Hotot had this white heavy fluid over his poops. Looks more recent than his overnight urine that is absorbed into the litter pellets.
Other than 1) us giving the bunnies their nighttime greens in their cages (b/c Mochi the moocher is greedy) & 2) it becoming warmer during the day, allowing us to open the windows, there have been no changes to Popper’s diet, enclosure, cage, etc. nothing different.
As usual, our 2 bunnies - Popper the Dwarf Hotot & Mochi the Holland lop - are housed separately overnight in their own cages, with their own refreshed hay, water bowl and evening greens, 1/8 cup pellets & a cleaned up cage & own litter boxes.
during the day, no changes. The cages are open and the bunnies freely go into each other’s cages to use the litter boxes & hang out OR stay in the enclosure.

does anyone have any info or ideas as to what this white fluid is? I’ve never seen it.
 

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Do u know if ur bunny ate anything different that day high amounts of calcium can cause the milky urin.
 

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I have never seen any rabbits's pee look like that, does the bun still eating/drinking normal? I used to watch a VDO for rabbit owners daily basic check up, if poo and pee not normal if it is not color from food, then it is kind of sickness, need to see the Exotic experience in rabbits Vet. I guess you already have the Vet, I would email the picture to the Vet and ask if you should make an appointment or if the Vet think it is just from last night food make that.
 

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I have never seen any rabbits's pee look like that, does the bun still eating/drinking normal? I used to watch a VDO for rabbit owners daily basic check up, if poo and pee not normal if it is not color from food, then it is kind of sickness, need to see the Exotic experience in rabbits Vet. I guess you already have the Vet, I would email the picture to the Vet and ask if you should make an appointment or if the Vet think it is just from last night food make that.

No more news. I watched the 2 litter boxes & the fluid did not reappear. Also, Popper ate just fine & I am gathering he drank water, but I rarely catch them actively drinking from their 3 water bowls & using the litter boxes. also, Popper raced around & thru their play tunnel, played ‘push the water bowl’, as well as groomed his bunny roommate Mochi. He tolerated me petting him & didn't scratch or act upset when I did. I’m flummoxed.
I will continue to monitor.
 

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No more news. I watched the 2 litter boxes & the fluid did not reappear. Also, Popper ate just fine & I am gathering he drank water, but I rarely catch them actively drinking from their 3 water bowls & using the litter boxes. also, Popper raced around & thru their play tunnel, played ‘push the water bowl’, as well as groomed his bunny roommate Mochi. He tolerated me petting him & didn't scratch or act upset when I did. I’m flummoxed.
I will continue to monitor.
😊 Thank you for the update and I am so glad that fluid didnt reappear and the bun is still active and being normal himself. Sometimes my first beloved bun left me with mystery things too. 🐰
 

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It is usually just calcium, although thicker and tackier than usual it is not something to be super alarmed about unless it becomes constant. My rabbit gets chalky urine every now and then and its usually because of something he's eaten in the garden but given the amount of poop in the litter box, your buns bowel movements seem good so far. Just keep monitoring it :)
 

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If I remember correctly, I read not to feed romaine lettuce to guinea pigs because it actually is higher in calcium than other lettuce. I get that thicker white urine with my pigs sometimes if they have had romaine. My vet told me it is not a problem for all GP's, but some have issue with it. I imagine it is the same with some bunnies too. I pretty much have switched from romaine to green leaf lettuce for both pigs and bunny. I never researched this because I just decided to switch to the green leaf lettuce, it was just easy for me to do that, and everyone loves it.
 

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