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2 1/2 week old kits eating moms poop

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning and Raising Young Rabbits' started by Vasara, May 11, 2019.

  1. May 11, 2019
    Vasara

    Vasara Ridin' The Range

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    They are leaving the nest regularly and nibbling hay and straw. I’ve seen a few nibbling on the green parts of fodder I give mama. But now I’ve noticed some of them nibbling on mamas poop. Not cecotropes but the round dry poops. I keep the cage clean but there’s no way I can clean every poop pellet out as she leaves them! Is this normal? Healthy? Ok?
     
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    AmberLops

    AmberLops Loving the herd life

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    I've seen my babies eat their mom's poo and I've honestly never thought much of it!
    I think it's normal and they're probably just hungry. I always give the babies oats in the nest box and that keeps them busy...and oats are good for them :)
     
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    Bunnylady

    Bunnylady True BYH Addict

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    They do that. Like all kinds of baby animals, they nibble on everything.:idunno
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    My chickens and goats love rabbit poo....:tongue
     
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