Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Diarrhea in rabbits

Diarrhea in rabbits is usually from an illness or disease. Read the information below to find out more about diarrhea in rabbits.


Bunnies that are under the age of 2 years old might get a disease called e coli. If an entire litter got this at a very young age, they would all be killed. Bunnies in the weaning process are known to develop bacterial enteritis if not getting the right diet. This is a disease in rabbits over the weight of 2 pounds.

They could also get an infection in the intestines if their food is changed to a diet that is too high in carbohydrates or starches. They won't be able to digest properly. certain antibiotics can lead to infections and cause your bunny to have unhealthy poos.

If you have your rabbit in a very stressful situation, this can also lead to this illness. Try to avoid stressful situations when you can. Infection with Coccidia is a more common way for any bunny to get this.


Some symptoms found in all bunnies are:

abdominal pain


diarrhea (possibly containing blood)


loss of appetite


Since this is a life threatening illness, if very bad I would recommend you visiting your local vet. Their diet is very important so you have to make sure that they are getting the food that they need. They would need a diet that is high in fiber which can be from hay as well as low in carbohydrates.

Try to avoid excess quantities of: grains, refined flour, and high in sugar fruits (like bananas) because they are high in carbohydrates.

Here are some bunny products which I thought you may find interesting!

Any questions or concerns about diarrhea in rabbits, comment on this post.

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