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hello! i got a dutch baby bunny yesterday around 12... it is around 2 months old.... it is playful... it has become tame  with me. i hops on me as i go close.. i fed it coriander and wheat grass. but it has not pooped since it has come home.. he does urinate properly... i change that cloth twice... ca u please tell me do i need to take him to the vet? or bunnies do poop late?

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Hi Prutha

I would be very concerned he's not pooped. A rabbit this young should be on hay, water and whatever pellet food it has been weaned on to. It should not be fed any fresh greens or herbs just yet, its gut is too delicate.

A healthy bun should be doing several hundred poops a day! The stress of being in a new home can cause havoc with young bunnies digestive systems. If you don't see any sign of poop in the next hour or so, I would be going to the vet. Gut stasis in a bun this young can prove fatal.

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I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries, bonding questions and the proper welfare standards around housing rabbits (i.e. no wire floors, no small cages and they should be kept in properly bonded de-sexed pairs in very large enclosures). I cannot answer showing questions nor complex breeding issues as I do not agree with either, seeing the other end of the story in the world of rabbit rescue.

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I have two 7 year old rescue rabbits and volunteer for a well established rabbit rescue here in the UK, both physically doing cleaning out etc and I am also their events and awareness co-oordinator, helping educate the general public on proper rabbit keeping, this means I have to ensure all information I give is correct and matches current welfare standards.

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I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and volunteer for a major rabbit rescue.

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I have no formal education on this subject, however read everything I can to keep up to date with current welfare standards and health problems. Both my rabbits have sensitive guts and constantly keep me on my toes.

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