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hey cat!
i want to ask u about my rabbits' diet.
i notice recently they have smaller poop then usual.
i didn't change their pellets. i study outside for a while, my mom is taking care of them but they don't get really much time to play.
will simethicone help their guts to move? or it is as simple as increase the intake of hay and time for exercise?

Thanks! :)

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Hi Michelle
A number of things can cause smaller poop.

If they are otherwise happy in themselves, increase hay intake definitely, no treats (make sure your mom isn't giving them little treats they shouldn't really have!), reduced veg, normal pellets, and try and make more time for exercise. They need room to move to keep there gut moving too, ideally they should have a nice big space to exercise when they choose to anyway.

If you are worried, a vet trip will not hurt. They should feel his gut and be able to tell if there's any problems or blockages causing irregular poops.

Hope that helps!
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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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