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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > so scared!!! Lola's poop is very strange, clear jelly stuff in her poop??? please help!!
Last Post by Sarita at 10/31/2012 3:59 AM (8 Replies)
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User is Offline amanda-penny & lola
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6/03/2009 3:06 PM

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??

penny& lola love Lola & Penny <3

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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6/03/2009 3:23 PM

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.

Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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6/03/2009 3:35 PM

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.

Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline amanda-penny & lola
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6/03/2009 3:43 PM
well her poop normal poop but it has clear chunks of all over it that literally looks just like clear jello chopped up. it doesn't really look like that. I'm sorry, im being complicated.
penny& lola love Lola & Penny <3

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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6/03/2009 3:52 PM

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. 

Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline LizzieKnittyBun
Broomfield, CO
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6/03/2009 4:04 PM
First of all... don't panic! Remy had this *exact* thing several months ago and he is totally fine and extremely happy and healthy.

It looked like a big dollop of mucous on his poops, and I totally freaked out and worried just like you.

I read that this can happen when a rabbit is eating too many pellets. I restricted his pellets a little bit for a few days and it cleared up just fine. I still took him to the vet, just in case, and he was perfectly healthy.

Just to make sure... definitely get it checked. But I'm sure your bun will be just fine!!!

User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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6/03/2009 4:09 PM
I also had a bunny that had clear mucus on her poops, but in addition she was also not eating very much and not accepting treats. I took her to the vet and they thought that she was in the beginning signs of stasis, so she went on metacam and had to be force-fed for a few days. Is Lola acting normal? And still making normal poops and eating normally? If so, then I don't think that it is too urgent, however, I would recommend getting a sample of the mucus and bringing it to the vet if she continues to have this problem. If she is not eating normally, and not making any normal poops, then I believe it could be the early signs of stasis and I would get her to the vet as soon as possible so they can get her the appropriate treatment. When you catch stasis early it is much easier to treat.

User is Offline Goldie Locks
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10/31/2012 3:18 AM
Exact same thing is happening to me right now... Taking her to the vet in 45 mins.
She's got lots of energy and she drinks water but she will not eat anything except for like, a piece of hay I poked her with this morning. And I think she only took to to humor me..
I'm soooo worried though, I love my Dany and I never want anything to happen to her!
Hope the vet has a solution... I managed to save one of the mucus'y chunks to take to the vet too, so... Fingers crossed!

User is Offline Sarita
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10/31/2012 3:59 AM
Hi Goldie Locks, I am going to lock this post - we ask our members not to pull up old posts and respond. I hope your rabbit is okay.
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