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Do bunnies eat their droppings?

I was watching a bunny, he was sitting up, and seemed to be grooming his private parts. When his head came up it looked like he was chewing on something. After a couple minutes he hopped away and I ...
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How can I stop my hamster biting the bars of her cage?

My hamster absolutely loves to bite the metal bars in her Rotastak enclosure. I know that this is to wear her teeth down but it's so annoying. How can I stop her from doing it? I have already tried ...
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What is wool block in rabbits?

My rabbit has lost it's appetite and isn't drinking much, she is losing weight. I'd been feeding her a diet of rabbit pellets and carrots, and ensuring she has plenty of fresh water. The vet said she ...
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How do I motivate my rabbit to eat more hay?

I'm well aware that hay is a fundamental part of a rabbit's diet. However, my rabbit has become very picky with its food, over time. He eats mostly fruit peels, some vegetables, carrots, and about ...
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How can I help my adult rabbit gain weight?

I have a female English Lop that started growing well and was on a healthy track to meet normal weight requirements. She got stressed out and stopped eating and drinking. We were able to prevent ...
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What are healthy treats for a house rabbit?

My house rabbit can be rather shy around guests, and I would like to encourage her to be more friendly when people come around. I have explained to my guests that rabbits can be startled easily and ...
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How do I care for a quadriplegic rabbit?

In this related question I document the events that lead up to the quadriplegia in my rabbit. There are several potential causes with classifications like Head-down syndrome or Floppy rabbit syndrome ...
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What are good fiber substitutes for hay in a rabbit's diet?

There are a couple of reasons that a rabbit may not be able to eat hay. Occasionally for a dental misalignment issue a rabbit will have it's teeth removed. When a rabbit is sick it may be unable to ...
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Should I worry that my rabbit is leaving connected poops?

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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Kangkong (morning glories) as rabbit diet

Since I got a rabbit a couple months ago, he's been eating mainly kangkong, a vegetable popular in Southeast Asia in the morning glory family. (It's also called "water spinach," but it is not a ...
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Is it true that alfalfa hay is a treat and should not make up the majority of an adult rabbit's diet?

I read this question that claims that alfalfa hay is a "treat" and should not make up a large part of rabbit's diet. Is this true?
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What are the advantages and disadvantages to using a safflower seed litter box with my rabbit?

Some people are looking for ecologically-friendly rabbit litter box solutions. One solution is a non-absorbent litter in a drain-through litter box. The Smart Cat Box caught my attention when ...
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What are the basic requirements of a healthy adult rabbit's diet?

We have a few questions such as Why is adding hay to a rabbit's diet important? and Why is iceberg lettuce bad for rabbits? However, they don't necessarily tell you what the basic diet should look ...
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My rabbit died yesterday not sure if its Heart Attack or maggots

My rabbit died yesterday and I had him for 5 years. I noticed the rabbit was full of poop (poop stuck to his bottom?). He had been attacked by flies and the vet removed the visible maggots. The rabbit ...
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My Guinea Pigs are eating themselves out of house and home

I have two female guinea-pigs. They are just over a year old and aren't de-sexed. I have two cages for them. One is an outside hutch and the other (the one where they have the issue) is an inside ...

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