My bunny has been pooping connected poops (see picture). I sometimes see a couple of these when cleaning the litter box. Is something wrong? What causes this?

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I think there are two concerns here (assuming colour is accurate)

1) the connection appears to be fur which suggests the rabbit has an increased chance of going into stasis/gut immobility from wool block

2) the colour of the faeces is quite dark, and maybe a bit small which can suggest a poor diet (unless this is an exposure issue with the picture?) a normal rabbit poo should be a golden colour e.g.

picture of rabbit poo

as the picture suggests, size is also a consideration but this will vary with breed

overall i'd suggest reviewing the rabbit diet and in particular making sure it is having enough hay (it should be ~90% of their diet). You could also look at grooming your rabbit so that it isn't eating so much fur.

  • Are... are those raisins in the lower part of the picture?
    – JoshDM
    Nov 2, 2013 at 15:35
  • @JoshDM I... wouldn't recommend eating one.
    – jk.
    Nov 2, 2013 at 18:30
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    Low volumes of connected poop from fur isn't anything to specifically worry about. Rabbits do groom themselves and so some ingested fur is normal.
    – Joanne C
    Nov 2, 2013 at 23:44
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    Smaller bunnies have smaller droppings. A Netherland dwarf's are less than half the diameter of an English lop's. With out knowing the type of rabbit I do not know how you can say it is too small.
    – user9
    Nov 3, 2013 at 8:53

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