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oh my gosh. i am so worried. i am trying so hard to make my two baby girls the happiest rabbits in the world. I have had Lola for about a month now i rescued her so i'm guessing she is about 3 months old now. her poop has ALWAYS been normal. She eats plenty of timothy hay and standard rabbit pellets & plenty of water. i went upstairs to try to clip penny & lola's nails so i put lola in her nic cage. after failing at trying to clip pennys nails i went to go get lola and i noticed that she had poopled outside of her litter box. Her poop looked like normal balls but they had a clear, chunky, jelly substance sitting on them and they were only a little softer than normal. i am so scared. the only thing i have done different was i gave them both a hard carrot treat called carrot crunchies, this was about two days ago and her poop has been normal ever since and all day long today. what could this be??
It may be a cecotroph you are seeing. They are coated with a rubbery like mucus. Is she behaving normally, eating, drinking, pooping etc. You could take the poop itself into your vet and have it tested (ring and ask if they do this.) Someone mentioned you can do this rather than take rabbit in for a consultation. Of course, if you fear she is unwell, take her in.
This is normal looking cecotrophs, but sometimes if diet has been high in carbs you can see unformed cecals (not cluster like). You can tell cecals apart from fecals from them being softer and smellier. Some rabbits cope ok with a high carb treat, others have a sensitive gut that can be thrown out of balance easily.
She may have just reingested cecals and some residual mucus came out with the next fecal pellet. Do check around though that she has not eaten anything that is dangerous and keep a close eye on her.
mmm... perhaps contact your vet and enquire about having it tested. Is she ok though otherwise? Not lethargic or breathing difficulties?
It would not hurt to try get fluids into her in case she's heading toward a GI episode. Even if it isn't and she has some sort of infection causing this, fluids are going to be helpful I think - especially if the poop start to become more like diarrhoea. Fluids in that case is vital.