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Wesley

Wesley, my male pet unknown, has diarrhea

My bunny is having what looks like diarrhea and I don’t know what that means or what to do.

digestive
over 2 years ago
Information about Wesley
  • Species: Other
  • Breed: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: less than 1 year
  • Symptoms: Diarrhea
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Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
Barkibu Vets
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Most valuable answer

Hello!

When your rabbit has soft and pasty stool, his diet should be changed and, afterwards a differential diagnosis should be performed.

The last one should be done by a professional veterinarian - specialist in exotic animals. He/she should examine your bunny in person, to rule out any problem with coccidiosis or other digestive disorder.

About rabbit diets, you can check out following paragraph for some ideas on how to change your bunny's diet:

In rabbit's diet, the fundamental base must be the adequate food for rabbits and hay, which meet rabbit's nutritional needs. Fruits and vegetables should be seen as a complement:

Vegetables:
- You can give your bunny certain vegetables more often than others, for example, broccoli, zucchini, cucumber, or spinach should not be abused.
- Other vegetables should not be given since they are toxic (avocado, onion, garlic, potatoes, etc.)

Fruits:
- Rabbits can eat a great variety of fruits, but should not be abused because of the large amount of fruit sugar. You can give him watermelon, melon skin, strawberries, apple, ... but not in a big amounts, and make sure it is cut in small pieces that can be chewed easily by your rabbit.

If your bunny gets worse, please visit a veterinary clinic as soon as possible.

All the best,

over 2 years ago